World War 2 invasion of Normandy, France. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Marshal Joseph Stalin, and Prime Minister Churchill, meeting at Tehran, Iran, in December 1943. U.S. Generals George Marshall and Hap Arnold, at conference table. Closeup of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Map showing defense areas of the German 7th, 15th and 19th Armies in Europe. Map showing ports at Brest, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Dieppe, and Calais. Cherbourg is highlighted. U.S. Army trucks, tanks, and artillery, stockpiled in England. Railroad train carrying M3 Stuart tanks. U.S soldiers leaving troop ships and marching to their camps in Britain. Allied troops practicing amphibious assaults on Southern coast of England. Formation of B-26 bombers.View from Allied aircraft flying low over German-occupied area. B-17dropping bombs over Germany. German fighter planes attacking B-17 bombers beginning in February 1944. Gunner in turret of B-17 firing at them. A B-17 exploding in the air. German fighter downed by B-17 gunner. Gun camera footage of German Bf 109 attacked from rear by gunfire. American soldiers in trucks, DUKWs, M4 tanks, and M8 armored Cars. Troops receive gas masks, waist life belts, field rations, and French money. May 30, 1944, American soldiers board tanks, trucks and other vehicles bound for embarkation points in England. Seen are Stuart M3 light tanks, jeeps, and M7 Priest tanks. M7 tanks are seen, equipped with intake and exhaust ducts. (At TC:11:39, U.S. M7 Priest tanks,equipped for deep wading, are seen passing the base of the Jubilee clock on the beachfront at Weymouth, on their way toward Castle Town in Portland for embarkation.) Transport ships are loaded at the embarkation ports. Trucks being backed onto LCT-453. U.S. Army infantry marching and boarding transport ships. Troops marching into LST 376 at Plymouth, England. Higgins Boats, from the USS Samuel Chase (APA-26) bringing troops to board her. Troops on deck of Attack transport, USS Joseph T. Dickman (APA-13). Barrage balloons overhead. Soldiers shooting craps on a troop ship deck. Coastguardsmen playing with a puppy dog. Gun crews on U.S. Navy warship being briefed. Soldiers field-strip and check their weapons
U.S. Rhino barge in Plymouth harbor, England during World War II. Rhino Pontoon string being launched from pier in Plymouth harbor. Flat barge tows Rhino pontoon string. U.S. Navy CBs (Construction Battalions) assemble Rhino pontoon string on pier. Crane in operation on pier.
U.S. troops load an LST (landing Ship, Tank) with vehicles and equipment in Plymouth, England during World War II. 37 mm guns are pushed into the LST. Men on the deck of the LST. Soldiers on the ramp of the LST.
U.S. troops load an LST (landing Ship, Tank) with vehicles and equipment in Plymouth, England during World War II. Four jeeps enter the LST. A line of jeeps in the LST. Two LSTs are docked. The jeeps are hauled through water up the LST ramp.
U.S. troops load an LST (landing Ship, Tank) with vehicles and equipment in Plymouth, England during World War II. A jeep moves up the ramp of the LST. Jeeps rise on the elevator of the LST. They back up into the LST and onto the elevator. The deck of the LST shows the jeeps rising on the elevator. A line of jeeps on the deck of the LST.
U.S. amphibious troops enter into landing crafts at Plymouth, England during World War II. The troops on a water front. Houses in the background. The troops board LCPs (Landing Craft, Personnel) and LCMs (Landing Craft Mechanized). A troop-laden LCM pulls away. A bulldozer shoves an LCP off shore.