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People buy newspapers and read billboards in New York heralding Allied invasion of France in during World War II

News about Allied invasion of northern France during World War II reaches New York City newspapers and billboards on Tuesday June 6, 1944. Views of newspaper headlines about the Allied D-Day invasion of Northern France during World War 2. Men buy newspapers. A man picks up a paper with a headline 'Allies invade France'. An electronic billboard flashes news regarding the Allied invasion of France. It informs about the landing of American, British and Canadian troops in Normandy, France. It also informs about the landing of paratroopers behind the Atlantic Wall to face Nazi attacks. People aboard a bus look at the electronic billboard.

Date: 1944, June 6
Duration: 2 min 35 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
German soldiers defend the coastline as Allies invade northern France on D-Day in World War 2.

Allied Invasion of northern France on D-Day (June 6, 1944). German newspaper headlines announcing the Allied invasion. A map of northern France. Allied bombers attack the French coast. Pilots in the aircraft. Soldiers operate radios. Germans sound the alarm. Soldiers take their positions at the coastal fortification. They pile up shells and use search lights. German coastal guns and submarines fire at the Allied fleet in the English Channel. Night fighting. Artillery fired. Explosions as Allied crafts are hit. Soldiers fire machine guns as the enemy approaches the coast. Officers and soldiers in German pillboxes. German submarines fire torpedos. A German officer looks through binoculars to survey the damage.

Date: 1944, July
Duration: 3 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
A-20 "Boston bombers" and B-25 bombers with other heavy bombers attack German-occupied Northern France and Wuppertal Germany

Bombing campaigns in German-occupied Northern France and in Wuppertal, Germany. Two aviators from free French squadrons stationed in England climb into A-20 "Boston Bombers". View of bombers in flight low over water and then over towns of northern France. A-20s along with B-25 bombers bomb industrial areas over northern France. Views of smoke clouds, destroyed targets and impact of bombing. Dutch squadrons in B-25 aircraft attacking Nazi harbor installations. Aerial view of Wuppertal Germany being bombed at night.

Date: 1944, January 31
Duration: 3 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The first U.S. C-47 aircraft (and its crew) to drop Pathfinder Paratroopers on D-day eve in World War II.

U.S. Army Air Forces C-47aircraft , number 42-93098, of the 9th Troop Carrier Command Pathfinder Group, and its crew. This is the first aircraft and crew to drop American paratroopers (pathfinders) over France during the Allied invasion, in World War 2. The aircraft taxis. Crew of the aircraft are seen in front of it, including pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Joel Crouch, Copilot, Captain Vito Pedone, Navigator, Captain William Culp, Radio Operator, Harold Coonrod, along with two crew chiefs. Crew members shake hands and board the aircraft. Colonel Crouch waves from the cockpit of the C-47 (but has not started engines). Major J.L. Sweetman boards another aircraft. Colonel Crouche's C-47 taxis to where the Pathfinders will load up. View of Control Tower at RAF North Witham, with ambulance parked outside it. Three hours before takeoff.Colonel Crouch, is seen on a path near the airfield, with a Pathfinder Captain and Lieutenant, who will be aboard his aircraft and be the first to jump into France. They kid around. The Pathfinder officers note that Colonel Crouch wears paratroop wings. Later, two Pathfinders, of the 101st Airborne Division , with camouflaged faces and American flag insignia on their right shoulders, step from woods and pose momentarily. Pathfinder Paratroopers line up to board C-47 aircraft as Lt. Col. Crouch rides a scooter at the airfield. Aircrews and Pathfinders pose for photographs before taking off. The lead aircraft, number 42-93098, with Lieutenant Colonel Crouch at the controls, takes off from RAF Station North Witham at 9:54 PM, on June 5, 1944. to begin the invasion of France. (Note: This C-47 was shot down on September 18, 1944, during Operation Market Garden, and crash landed on Haamstede Airbase, Netherlands. Although shot at by German troops on the ground, pilot, Maj Joseph A. Beck, and Navigator Lt. Vincent J. Paterno, survived as prisoners of war. Copilot Capt Fred O. Lorimer and another crew member were fatally shot.)

Date: 1944, June 5
Duration: 4 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Newspaper headlines and billboards of New York City announce Allied invasion of Normandy France during World War 2.

News about Allied invasion of northern France during World War II reaches United States. People gathered on streets of New York to get news about D-Day and the Allied invasion of Europe. A woman reads a newspaper with a headline about Allied invasion of France. People gathered in a street as they read an electronic billboard that reads ' Armies invade France ' A man reads a newspaper with a headline' Invasion armies 10 miles inland' Another headline, this one from the New York Post reads "Invasion We're in France. Victorious on Normandy Beach! Our paratroopers seize airports!" Man holding paper opens it to deeper pages showing additional invasion-related news stories in the New York Post. Sailors read invasion related news. A man buys a newspaper and reads it. Men in a car, people on street and women in a bus read invasion news on an electronic billboard in a street. Extra edition of newspaper seen.

Date: 1944, June 6
Duration: 2 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Advance of United States troops in Northern France for invasion of Normandy.

Distant view of convoy at sea and 8th infantry regiment soldiers of assault team advance inland. Assault team soldiers cross the obstacles in their way. Regiment moves ahead.

Date: 1944, June 6
Duration: 1 min 23 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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