U.S.Sailors on Liberty visit Portland, Dorset, England. U.S. sailors Harry Graham and Robert Silvertsen of the USS Holder (DD-819), talk to an English resident. Graham and Silvertsen stand at a corner. An elderly woman stands nearby, and talks with the two sailors. A man with a small dog walks past, behind them. Both sailors walk to and enter the doorway of the Brittania Inn, at 17 Fortuneswell. (This sequence is repeated four times). They stand at a railing overlooking a vacant area (where shops and homes had been destroyed in an air raid during World War 2). Several apartment buildings are seen on Hambro Road in the background. Ocean in far background.
Sailors on Liberty visit Isle of Portland, Dorset, England. U.S. sailors Harry Graham and Robert Silvertsen of the USS destroyer Holder (DD-819), walk along Fortuneswell. The 220 bus to Southwell passes in the roadway.They stop and look into Combens Electric shop . Cuts of meat displayed in window of Butcher shop. Sailors look into the window. Reliant Regal three wheeled vehicle with "C.B.. Dowell Butchers Ltd." painted on its side. One sailor poses behind the automobile, as the other takes a candid shot. Two sailors walk along the sidewalk past some of the shops and pedestrians. Shop windows of A&L Kerslake sweets shop containing jars, cans, boxes of candy. Two vending machines outside the shop. One dispenses KitKat candy for 6 pence.
Allied amphibious forces assembling in Weymouth Harbor and Portland Harbor, England, in preparation for the invasion of Normandy, France during World War 2. U.S. Army halftrack backing onto a Landing Craft Tank ( LCT), alongside Stone pier, Castletown, Portland, England. Closeup of a young soldier silhouetted against sky during loading operations. A soldier looking from his ship at the transport ship USS Barnett (AP-11) anchored nearby. Higgins boat shuttling away from the USS Barnett. Several of her Higgins boats are tied alongside, and one is on a hoist. View of the Submarine Chaser, USS PC-617, tied up alongside the Barnett. Scene shifts to portside view of the USS Dorothea L. Dix (AP-67) at anchor. View from the water, of LCLs(L)540 and 542 docked next to each other. U.S. Landing Craft Tank LC(T)-636, along with others moored to buoys. U.S. Landing ships Tank (LSTs 300 and 350) are seen anchored next to one another. Closeup of LST-134 with Higgins boats nearby. Landing Craft Tank-157 with barge tied up aside, full of trucks, DUKWs, a tractor, and other cargo. Closeup of LCT-213 underway past the camera boat.
Allied troops and equipment being loaded on ships in preparation for the D-Day invasion of Normandy, during World War 2. U.S. soldiers riding in landing craft as they position in the Harbor,Portland, England. Troops wave to the camera. U.S. Coast guardsman at the helm of a landing craft. Landing craft being hoisted aboard a transport ship. U.S. Army halftracks backing onto a Landing Craft Tank (LCT), alongside Stone pier,Castletown, Portland, England. One halftrack has some difficulty , but makes it OK.
Allied amphibious assault forces organizing in Portland Harbor, England, prior to the invasion of Normandy, France during World War 2. U.S. trucks loaded with equipment and supplies, for the invasion force, being driven on a road. A group of soldiers stands at a side of the road. A vehicle loaded with supplies is driven past the soldiers. View from atop the Verne Citadel, Portland, of ships and invasion craft anchored in the harbor. several vessels moving about in the harbor.
U.S. army supply area, Portland Beach Road, Portland, England, a day prior to D-Day invasion of Normandy, France during World War 2. U.S. sailor fills a gasoline tank from jerry cans. Sign reads 'In case of fire call NFS at Weymouth, Telephone Weymouth 1150.' Sign on fire extinguisher reads 'Danger No Smoking'. Cans in supply area with signs 'Petrol', 'Oil', 'Diesel', 'Kerosene'. Empty gasoline containers.