D-Day Invasion of St. Marcouf, France during World War II. Soldiers of U.S. 82nd Airborne Division move into the wrecked town of St. Marcouf. They pass ruins and meet several French civilians on a road. A soldier smokes a cigarette in the background. Damaged buildings. The soldiers walk on rubble. 82nd Airborne Division soldiers pass a building with a sign 'St. Marcouf'. A damaged building in the town. Some soldiers seated and a few standing on a street. A U.S. soldier speaks with French children. A close up of a young French girl.
United States Army 82nd Airborne Division soldiers move into the wrecked town of Saint Marcouf, France. They meet French civilians on the road. Wrecked buildings are seen. They pass a sign board with 'St. Marcouf' written on it. Soldiers speak to French children.
Aerial view of many USAAF Troop Carrier Command C-47 aircraft,together with gliders, parked on a field in England. The aircraft and gliders are all painted in D-Day stripes. Views on ground of C-47s taking off towing gliders behind. Formation of C-47s and gliders overhead. Views from an aircraft in a formation. Below, the Portland Bill lighthouse & directional beacon (code-named Flatbush) is seen as the formation departs the English coast. (Note: film view of Portland Bill light is reversed. Roundabout should appear to right of the lighthouse.) Closeup of a glider in the formation. View from a ship, in the English Channel, as an airplane crashes and explodes on the French coast. Aerial view of landing craft on the Normandy beach, as the formation passes overhead. View of French fields flooded by the Germans. Aerial view of parachutes from U.S. Army paratroopers who had dropped into France the night before (June 5th), but no sign of the troops themselves. Masses of gliders on the ground. View inside a glider as it cuts loose from its C-47 tow plane. View from ground as gliders cut loose and maneuver for landing. View of a glider that crashed into a German Headquarters building, and view of another landing in water. Allied gliders destroyed (some burning) and damaged by German gunfire and passive defenses (15 foot poles planted closely in landing zones). A German artillery piece concealed at the edge of a landing zone. American troops, from the gliders, marching into Saint Marcouf, France. Montage of Allied advances and gunfire. Road sign pointing to Sainte Marie-du Mont and Carentan. U.S. troops moving through French town of Sainte Marie-du Monte. U.S. troops riding in a captured German Ketenkrad tracked motorcycle.
Allied invasion of Normandy, France during World War II. Allied soldiers fire artillery and mortars. Troops advance after D-Day invasion along a road into the city of Saint Marcouf. Men of United States 82nd and 101st Airborne Division march into villages. A sign reads ' Sainte Marie Mont', ' Montebourg' and ' Point Labbe.' Heavy artillery being fired, camouflaged gun positions as paratroopers continue to advance. Paratroopers enter the town of Carentan, past a disabled M4 Sherman tank, fitted for deep wading on Utah beach. Paratroopers ride a German armored vehicle. Another paratrooper rides a bay horse. Two men ride a captured Kettenkrad, tracked motorcycle, down the street. Vehicle tows a small trailer loaded with ammunition. Troops march the prisoners of war in the streets.
United states Army 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers roundup and capture German soldiers in Saint Marcouf, France. One German has a bandaged hand. The U.S.paratroopers interrogate and search a German soldier. 101st Airborne (Screaming Eagle) paratroopers driving a pair of French Armored Carrier UE artillery tractors captured in use by German troops.The troopers questioning German prisoner.
United States gliders taxi along the runway before taking off from Saint Marcouf in France. Planes take off and seen in flight.