United States Navy vessels underway at sea in Noumea, France during World War II. Port side of a Mechanized Landing Craft (LCM) underway in water. Mines explode at sea. Mines float on the sea surface. Explosions occur as mines detonate. Trainer aboard a ship works on a 3 inch gun and trains the gun. They load shells and fire the gun.
Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper (YMS) sweeps water off mines in Noumea, France during World War II. A mechanized landing craft, LCM, underway at sea. A small anchor dropped in the water. A pig floats in water. Sailors aboard a small boat underway at sea. Paravane put over side of YMS (Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper). Men aboard the minesweeper help in the operation.
Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper (YMS) sweeps water off mines in Noumea, France during World War II. A LCM (mechanized landing craft) along side YMS (Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper). Pigs in well deck of the LCM. Two Electricians Mates attach pigs to flag poles. On of them puts a bolt into the base of the pig to hold the flag pole. Electrician's Mate puts flagpole in the base of a pig and ties a string to it. Three pigs afloat in water. Two men wearing life jackets and helmets drop an anchor and then a pig into the sea. Mines explode on the water surface. YMS shoots at the mines. Electrician's Mate put pigs over the side of the vessel. Men fire 3 inch gun aboard the YMS and an explosion occurs in the background.
U.S. Army soldier reads newspaper while listening to radio. Soldiers doing their respective chores, listen to AFN (American Forces Network) Radio. General Marshall and General Eisenhower announce the creation of AFN, in 1942. July 4, 1943, the first broadcast of AFN. General Eisenhower mingling with paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division, on the eve of D-day. U.S. B-26 aircraft in flight. United States soldiers aboard landing craft and wading ashore at Normandy, France, on D-day. United States Sherman tanks and infantry move along country road in France. Road sign points to St. Lo. Group of U.S. soldiers gathered around a jeep with a radio, listening to AFN, in Germany.
Results of air assaults by the British Royal and U.S. Eighth Air Forces over industrial areas in and around German-occupied Paris during Wolrd War II. The Renault Works plant at Billancourt after one aerial attack by the Royal Air Force (March 3, 1943) and two by the U.S. Eighth Air Force (April 4 and September 15, 1943). Workers clear the plant interiors. The damaged plant, collapsed roof, rubble and debris on the floor. Workers clear the debris. Damaged steel structures, pillars and walls. Buildings at the plant. Damaged walls, wrecked equipment and material. Allied officers and workers at the plant.
French Marshal Petain, now Premier, walks to a car and seen later at conference table with Pierre Laval and other national leaders. View of Adolf Hitler, with close associates, expressing delight after signing of the second armistice at Compiegne,ending French resistance, on June 22, 1940. German honor guard marching near Marshal Foch's railroad car where the 1918 armistice was signed. Monument of Marshal Foch. Hitler, Hermann Goering, and Admiral Raeder, head of the Kriegsmarine, review the honor guard. German stand at steps of the rail car. Raeder, and Goering, both carrying Marshal's batons, flank Hitler. French Army General Charles Huntziger, accompanied by General Jean Bergeret,Air Minister, Vice Admiral Le Luc, Commander of Maritime Forces, and Ambassador Leon Noel, are escorted by two German officers. They enter the railroad carriage. View inside, as Hitler, Goering and German representatives stand when they enter. Newspaper headline describes tax on France for German occupation. French prisoners of war in an outdoor yard and being moved to Germany. French prisoners in bucket brigade and carrying construction materials. French workers engaged in labor to support German war effort. Unhappy French children. Public funerals for persons executed by the Germans. German flag draped over the Foch statue. Hitler's touring motorcade passes Arch of Triumph in Paris in early morning when streets are empty. Parisians gather on streets to hear German orders broadcast. Many express distress. In Southern France, Military units carry their colors as they depart for North Africa. General Charles DeGaulle is among the marchers. DeGaulle seen reviewing contingents of French military. Free French soldiers parading in London, England. Military officers salute as the ship carrying Regimental colors departs. French colors carried beside unit with American flag. General Charles de Gaulle and General Henri Giraud at 1943 Casablanca Conference (Roosevelt and Churchill seated).