D-Day in area of Saint Marcouf, France, during World War II. Remains of a fallen German soldier are buried. Paratroopers of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division moving cautiously through areas of the town, and later moving through the Marmion Farm near Ravenoville.. Soldiers of the U.S. 4th Infantry Division pass several ot the paratroopers near farm buildings. Paratroopers gather around a German tracked motorcycle. A group of 101st Airborne troopers (Screaming Eagles) pose holding a large Nazi flag. One of the troopers brandishes a large sword.
U.S. Fourth Infantry Division in Normandy, France, during World War 2. A sign on highway N.13 points to Montebourg 8.9Km and Cherbourg 34.9km, indicating their location as just north of Sainte Mere Eglise, as they advance following the Allied Normandy invasion in World War 2. A knocked out German Sturmgeschütz III (StuG III) assault gun is seen on a road next to some power lines. Closeup of the Stug III with two shell holes in it. Fourth Infantry soldiers in a jeep drive past another destroyed Stug III, as they make their way through the town of Montebourg. A U.S. M10 tank destroyer is parked on the road behind. Scene shifts to a jeep displaying a red cross flag carrying medics along a road past several U.S. soldiers standing near a cemetery containing old gravestones. Another knocked out Stug III is seen. Two American soldiers, with rifles, ride through a deserted town on horses, followed by another soldier on a motorcycle. Street sign shows distance to Ravenoville as 6.8km and to La Mer as 9.7km. Closeup of one of the mounted soldiers.
Thanksgiving 1944 in Northeastern France, with the U.S. 26th Infantry Division, during World War 2. Several U.S. Army women nurses walk through muddy snow covered field in Northeastern France, during World War II. One of them pulls a small sled. At the same time,US troops march along sides of a nearby road. A U.S. soldier is issued a winter coat by a quartermaster.Other soldiers putting on new overcoats. U.S. troops in overcoats march along a wet road. A soldier holds up a sign reading," 26 'Yankee' Infantry Division, HAPPY- THANKSGIVING !, Europe 1944." The troops huddle over field cook stoves in a field. They smoke cigarettes. Large group of U.S. soldiers in a chow line near a cemetery in a French town (probably Dieuze, which they captured on November 20th). They receive a Thanksgiving dinner. Soldiers playing football on a snow covered field.
American troops welcomed in village, by Nuns and children, and in Paris, France, in August, 1944. December 16, 1944, German counterattack causes American casualties. Dead and wounded shown being picked up on stretchers. American troops advancing across fields.Tanks and burning buildings. Americans fight in streets of town and from trenches, with snow on ground. Chaplain prays over body of fallen American soldier. More views of U.S. wounded on stretchers. German officers led by General Manteuffel planning actions. German home front civilian guards (Volkssturm national militia) seen on parade. German Tiger II tanks of s.Pz.Abt.503 parade in a training area. German SS troops advance during the Battle of the Bulge. German "buzz bomb" shown in flight. Smoke rises from buzz bomb strike on town.
View of Canadian troops on D-Day huddled in a landing craft approaching Juno beach in Normandy, France, during Operation Overlord, June 6, 1944, in World War 2. The landing craft reaches the beach and all the Canadian infantry leave the boat, two or three at a time, and wade ashore during the invasion of Europe by Allied forces. Steel obstacles placed by the German forces can be seen on the beach. Several houses, stand along the beach. The troops advance toward them.
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.