U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division soldiers march past on a road with a sign board pointing way to St. Marie Du Mont and Carentan. Soldiers enter the town of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont and are greeted by civilians as some of them show victory sign. Close-up views of the American soldiers marching past the towering church of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont.
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.
President Wilson and other American VIPs visiting Place de la Concorde. Large crowd assembled at Concorde square, the Rue Royale and church of Sainte-Marie Madeleine. President Wilson and procession of horse-drawn carriage and cars pass through bridge and come toward Place de la Concorde. A large crowd at Place de la Concorde and fountain. Procession moves on road.
A ceremony at a military cemetery near the site of the Allied invasion of Normandy, France(6th June 1944) to mark the 30th anniversary of the D-Day. British and French Army units parade. Gravestones and memorials in the foreground. Spectators stand holding flags. The troops salute. French President Valéry Marie René Georges Giscard d'Estaing lights a flame with others.
Flags at half staff in mourning on roof of College of Notre Dame in Montreal, Canada (Collège Notre-Dame, in Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal). Thousands of people (a total of about 1 million in one week) pay last respects to the 'Miracle Man' of Montreal, who died January 6th, 1937. Brother Andre, the former Alfred Bessette, was a revered 20th century disciple of St. Joseph associated with St. Joseph's Oratory, a major Roman Catholic religious sanctuary in Montreal, Canada (l'Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal). On Saturday, January 9, the coffin is taken from the Oratory to the Montreal cathedral Marie-Reine du Monde (Mary Queen of the World), for a first funeral Mass. Six Firemen Officers carry it inside. Later, back into the sanctuary (St Joseph's Oratory) it would lie in state until January 12 for a second funeral ceremony. View of the open coffin. Views of the St. Joseph's Oratory. Brother Andre poses for picture a few years before his death.