D-Day invasion of France by Allied Force during World War 2. American troops wade ashore from landing crafts at Omaha Beach, Normandy. Wounded huddle together on Omaha Beach. Allied troops care for wounded on litters at the beach. Fallen American soldiers covered and lying on beach next to a dozen captured German prisoners of war. Allied ship burning offshore. Reinforcements coming from other beaches and from more landing craft. Troops wading ashore from landing craft.German soldiers firing rifles and mortars.Crashed glider."Screaming Eagle" insignia of 101st airborne Division on sleeve of paratrooper.German reinforcements of armor and infantry arriving from Berlin.British infantry leaving landing craft on another Normandy beach. They move rapidly off the beach and then fight their way inland, crawling at times.British artillery support firing. The steeple of a church falling to shellfire.British General Bernard Montgomery jumping down from an amphibious vehicle at a beach in Normandy. Allied troops riding armored vehicles into a French town. U.S. Air Forces P-38 fighters in flight overhead.Formation of British aircraft. Closeup of British De Havilland Mosquito bomber. Allied aircraft in close support, strafing German ships, flak towers, and fortifications. British Hawker Typhoon aircraft in action..
Scenes on and around Omaha Beach after it had been secured, following the Allied amphibious invasion of Normandy in World War 2. Several U.S. soldiers move along the beach in a DUKW amphibious vehicle. A bulldozer seen in the background. About 25 German prisoners of war are seen awaiting evacuation, behind barbed wire on the beach,guarded by a U.S.military policeman. As a shell whines overhead they all instinctively drop to the ground and the shell explodes somewhere out of sight. An 83 ft. U.S. Coast Guard rescue cutter looks for Allied survivors in the water. The British Hospital ship "Prague" and others are seen at anchor, ready to receive patients. Wounded soldiers being carried on stretchers to a landing craft on the beach. A wounded man being transferred from a damaged LCI to another one. Wounded being hoisted in groups of 4 each, from the crippled and sinking LCI(L)85. The are lowered to deck of the USS Samuel Chase (APA-26). Navy Rear Admiral, John L. Hall, Jr., observing the transfer of wounded. Sweeping views of Omaha Beach after the beachhead was secured. Numerous support vessels are seen close offshore. Trucks move along roads; war materiel is stockpiled in open areas; barrage balloons fly aloft; and soldiers move everywhere. Closeup of the LCI(L) 92 ,on the beach,showing the holes blown in her. The LCI(L)553, beached sideways in the sand. Seen beached and damaged, is LCI(L)87, flagship of Coast Guard Captain Miles E. Imlay, deputy commander of the Coast Guard's Omaha Assault Group O-1. Mechanics working to repair the screw from a boat.
Wreckage of U.S. landing craft USS LCI(L)-497 in water's edge at invasion beachhead in Normandy, France. Logistic operations are underway, following the June 6th Allied invasion in World War II. A barrage balloon flies above a hill overlooking Omaha beach. At left edge of frame, the end of a Rhino Ferry is seen with one of its engines and screw (propeller) touching the sand. On the beach are two large white markers on poles, to guide arriving craft. A path (draw) upward and through the hill is seen in the background. In fading light, military equipment is silhouetted atop the hill. Soldiers walk along the beach. Closeup of some damage on hull, and then camera shows entire beached Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L) number 497, appearing otherwise, intact. The LCI had hit a mine during troop unloading operations on June 6, 1944. Views across the wide drained sand beach, at very low tide. Three army trucks backed up to a beached Rhino Ferry, are being loaded with supplies, by soldiers who slide them down from the barge on wooden planks. Closeup of the unloading/loading operations.
British forces in amphibious assault boats,at Normandy on D-Day, during World War 2. They fire at houses on the beach. American forces encountering German-placed obstacles and fire from pillboxes at Omaha Beach during their D-Day landings. They seek shelter under the Chalk Cliffs. Medics treating American wounded. In the British sector. Special Army engineers leave a landing craft first, followed by medics and troops. Securing the beachhead, the British troops move inland. A second wave of U.S. troops landing at Utah Beach, where German resistance was lighter. Landing craft from the USS Joseph T. Dickman (APA-13) carrying troops to Utah Beach. U.S. troops wading a long way to a Normandy beach. U.S. LCI(L)-537, discharging troop reinforcements. A landing craft (Higgins Boat) from the USS Thurston (AP-77) landing troops at Omaha Beach. Sherman tank equipped with deep wading gear and a bulldozer blade comes ashore at Utah Beach. U.S. Army Air Forces B-26 aircraft, in D-Day paint stripes, attacking ground targets.
View from a 4-engine airplane in flight over altocumulus clouds. Setting sun creates pink colors. Scene changes abruptly to views, inland from Omaha Beach, at Colleville-sur-Mer, France, of the temporary military battlefield cemetery established by the U.S. First Army, on June 8, 1944, right after the Allied invasion of Normandy, in World War 2. Simple wooden crosses mark the graves of the fallen Americans, each identified by one of their dog tags fastened to the marker.
Allied landings at Omaha beach in Normandy, France during D-Day of World War II. United States soldiers loaded in a Landing Craft Tank as they move shore wards. Smoke rises from the Omaha beach in the background. Soldiers wade through water and land on Fox Green beach head in Normandy, France.