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A German fortification, artillery remnants and debris on Utah beach in France.

Military remnants on Utah beach in France during the 30th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Houses on the Utah beach. A German fortification. Artillery remnants on the beach. A barrel of an artillery. Debris on the beach.

Date: 1974, June 6
Duration: 43 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Army units parade and Valéry Marie René Georges Giscard d'Estaing lights a flame in Normandy, France.

A ceremony at a military cemetery near the site of the Allied invasion of Normandy, France(6th June 1944) to mark the 30th anniversary of the D-Day. British and French Army units parade. Gravestones and memorials in the foreground. Spectators stand holding flags. The troops salute. French President Valéry Marie René Georges Giscard d'Estaing lights a flame with others.

Date: 1974, June 6
Duration: 1 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
The USAFE band marches while Omar Nelson Bradley with other officers lays wreaths at a memorial in Normandy, France.

A ceremony at a military cemetery near the site of the Allied invasion of Normandy, France(6th June 1944) to mark the 30th anniversary of the D-Day. A band of the United States Air Forces in Europe(USAFE) marches. Girls bring wreaths. U.S. Army General Omar Nelson Bradley and other Allied officers lay wreaths at a memorial. The officers salute.

Date: 1974, June 6
Duration: 1 min 11 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers the news about victory of Allies over Normandy to the French people in France.

Activities of Allied troops during the invasion of Normandy, France during World War II. A swastika sign on an animated map shows German occupied area in France and as a target for Allied troops to invade. American, Canadian and British troops prepare for the invasion. French soldiers of democracy board boats and leave the shore of England. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and South African Prime Minister Jan Christian Smuts wish luck to Allied troops boarding a landing craft. A map shows Allied landing on Normandy coast. Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers the news about the victory of Allies over Normandy which is broadcast to the French people. A radio operator and towers shown. French people listen to Eisenhower's speech. A man gives the news of Normandy invasion by Allied troops on a microphone. People applaud. Streets in London. People of London read newspapers stating 'Allied invaded in France'. Aircraft on the ground. Airborne paratroops board the aircraft. A general talks to the troops during the airborne operation. The aircraft in flight. Ships underway at sea. The navy and the air force blast Normandy shore positions.

Date: 1946
Duration: 5 min 22 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Allied troops aboard ships and gliders head for Normandy, France for the D day invasion during World War II.

Allied invasion of Normandy, France during World War II. U.S. General Joseph McNarney, Deputy Chief of Staff at a desk as he outlines the importance of June 6, 1944 the day Allied forces attacked the Germans in Normandy. He speaks about the decision to knock down the Nazis first and then the Japanese during the World War. He says that the invasion of Normandy was planned in November 1943. He also states how General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe, planned and executed the invasion. He also speaks about how the U.S. Army Air Forces and the Royal Air Forces aircraft bombarded the coasts of Normandy prior to the D Day invasion. Past events show American soldiers getting onto landing crafts in England as they leave for the invasion. The soldiers aboard the ships in the English Channel. The soldiers read the Bible and comics, sleep and cook aboard the ships. On June 5th , 1944 the ships head towards Normandy for the invasion. In England gliders carrying paratroopers take off from an airfield to bombard the German positions in Normandy. The soldiers receive ration and work on motorbikes. TNT ( trinitrotoluene )being loaded. The soldiers check their guns and other weapons prior to the invasion. Jeep and artillery being loaded onto aircraft.

Date: 1944
Duration: 6 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Former war correspondents visit Normandy American cemetery and Memorial in Normandy, France and present a time capsule

Former U.S. war correspondents in Normandy, France to mark the 25th anniversary of Allied invasion of France during World War II. Correspondents outside a cafe near Normandy as they prepare to leave a luncheon. Retired General J. Lawton Collins is escorted by a uniformed U.S. Army officer to a waiting car. View of the Normandy coastline from a moving car. American flag on the bonnet of a car as it drives along the road. Graves at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. Wife of a correspondent walks amidst graves at the cemetery. Grave of Wesley J. Rubenstein with a Star of David Jewish headstone. An F-4E Phantom aircraft in flight overhead. American and French flags hoisted at the cemetery. Correspondents tour the cemetery. View of a plaque ad time capsule unveiled by the correspondents and presented that day. It says, "In memory of General Dwight D. Eisenhower and the forces under his command, this sealed capsule containing news reports of the June 6, 1944 Normandy Landings is placed here - by the newsmen who were there. June 6, 1969." A man with a baby tied to his back. Correspondents speak during the ceremony. A photographer clicks pictures.

Date: 1969, June 6
Duration: 3 min 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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