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.
American troops and war correspondents in France, during World War 2. They visit Mont Saint Michel, a small rocky island at the mouth of Couesnon River in Normandy, separating Normandy and Brittany. View of the island with a monastery at the top. War correspondent Robert Capa (of Life and of Time Magazines) looks on and takes pictures. Military jeeps leave the island. Madam Poulard stands under a sign at her Hotel Poulard. Sign for the Hotel and its reputed omelette. Soldiers on the street. Shops and French flags. GIs at the Benedictine Abbey and steepled church. An old French man points. U.S. Soldiers take a tour of the monastery with a woman guide. Steeples, towers, arches and other architectural features of the abbey and monastery. War correspondents including Charles Collingwood, Chicago Daily News' Helen Kirkpatrick, New Yorker Magazine's Joe Liebling (Abbot Joseph Liebling) and Warden Becker. Helen and Charles pose for the camera. Ernest Hemingway, covering for Colliers Magazine, drinks and talks to Bill Walton. War correspondents including Bill Stringer seated and walking on the street. They visit the monastery and take pictures. Civilians on the streets. Tall sticks in sand placed by German forces around the island to prevent Allied planes from landing at low tide. Three war orphan brothers whose parents were killed at the battle of St Lo, play on the beach as their grandmother looks on. Views of the island and patterns on the sand around the island from the receding waters of low tide. St. Malo, Brittany: Field near Saint Malo. American soldiers bathe and swim in a lake. They fool around in the water, taking a break from battle.
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.
U.S. war correspondents in France during the first few months after the Allied invasion to liberate France. Views of French countryside. Views in a village. People milling about on a street. Three young French children ride on the back of a mule as a boy pulls the mule. U.S. war correspondents pose with a French family. A woman with a child. A sign on a building reads 'Hotel and Restaurant Moderne' and a French flag flies out front. Small boats at a harbor of a coastal French town. U.S. Army jeeps on a street. Two French civilians walking with a bicycle and two U.S. soldiers together cross the wreckage of a partially destroyed bridge. A bicyclist on the street of a heavily bombed town with rubble and wrecked homes. Close and distant views of Mont Saint Michel, the small rocky island at the mouth of Couesnon River in Normandy. U.S. sailors aboard a vessel at sea.