Iraqi Prime Minister Sayyid Salih Jabr visits Portsmouth, England. Iraqi Prime Minister Sayyid Salih Jabr with British Service Chief, Ernest Bevin. HMS Victory at a port. Honor guard lined up as Prime Minister Jabr reviews troops. Dignitaries embark onto the ship. Leaders dine and confer aboard the ship.
Film titled ‘D-Day Convoy’ based on invasion of Normandy (D-Day) by Allied Forces during World War II. Soviet Leader Joseph Stalin, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, and Prime Minister of UK Winston Churchill seated at Tehran Conference in December 1943. Other officials stand behind the big three. U.S. General George Marshall, Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe Dwight Eisenhower and other officials seated at a conference table. Map of France details cross channel assault of France by Allied Forces. Map shows coastal locations to be attacked by Allies. Weapons and equipment from America pouring into England. U.S. soldiers arrive in England and train, for the invasion, on southern coast of England. U.S. B-26 bombers hitting German targets and smoke billowing up from exploding bombs. B-17 bomber in flight and bombs falling on German industrial targets. Gunners on B-17s defend against German fighter aircraft. American bomber explodes in flight after attack by German fighter airplane. German Messerschmitt fighter is destroyed. From edited film produced in 1947.
Germany's successive attack over England during World War II. German soldiers observe papers at a desk and prepare for direct invasion over England. The soldiers observe back lighted reconnaissance photos with a magnifying glass and observe forms of ships. A German pilot inside an aircraft in flight low near the coast of Dover, Portsmouth, and Plymouth. A German torpedo boat, or Schnellboots aka S-boot or S-boat, at sea running at high speed. German sailors and officers on the deck of a Schnellboots torpedo boat. German Army paratroopers in training for jumps. German paratroopers jump from simulated aircraft at low height, and hanging from wires, as they practice landing and rolling. German paratroopers at the open door of an aircraft and jumping in a line from the aircraft in flight. A number of parachutes in the air. A sketch shows the layers of British defensive positions from the coast inward. British flying boat over water. Gun turret of flying boat in action. A British ship in the rough North Sea during a squall storm. British sailors in mine laying operation drop large round naval contact mines with protruding Hertz horns visible, into the sea. Booms with steel submarine nets in front of a British harbor to catch submarines and surface craft.
Testing of concrete Mulberry Caisson at Portsmouth harbor in England. A warehouse and a Caisson at the dock. Sailors and Chief )Project Officers ( CPOs) work on hausers, climb ladder and secure cable hausers. A tug tows the Caisson from the dock. These structures had the code name Phoenix
HMS Suffolk, the first of the County Class cruisers of the Royal Navy launched by Marchioness of Bristol at Portsmouth in England. The cruiser leaves the shipyard into the water. Cruiser underway in the harbor. British Flag flutters on the ship.
Recap of Allied Forces preparations for invasion of Normandy (D-Day) during World War II. Ground troops receive orders in England prior to D-Day. Trucks loaded with troops head for English Channel. Equipment move along a road. Troops receive gas masks, life belt, cigarettes, candy, and French money in a marshaling area. Invasion units being briefed on field by officers. Troops and equipment start to move toward embarkation point from marshaling area. Tanks, trucks, and heavy equipment move out from marshaling areas. Equipment being loaded aboard LST (Landing Ship Tank) and LCI (Landing Ship Tank) on southern ports of England. Amphibious vehicles, tanks, half tracks being driven into LST. Infantry march on street heading for harbor. Troops board ships in harbor. Soldiers board landing crafts used for shuttle service to travel back and forth from ships anchored. Troops leave landing craft and board ships anchored off shore. Invasion fleet in harbor. From edited film produced in 1947.