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British and Canadian troops attack German forces on Walcheren Island in Netherlands during World War II.

British Marine Commandos and Canadian First Army attack Nazi positions during World War II. Soldiers on a ship ready to attack Walcheren Islands through the Scheldt Estuary in Netherlands. Soldiers load and fire artillery. Smoke arises due to explosion. British soldier on ship fires at the Nazis. The ship sinks due to the attack. British Typhoons dive bomb German battery. Soldiers keep a watch. Explosions in water. German guns hit a boat. Canadian First Army landing craft make landings on beaches at Flushing on Walcheren under heavy fire from the Germans. Machine gun and artillery fired. Soldiers carry equipment across the beach. Allied flags sway with the breeze. Soldiers fire at the retreating Nazis. Soldiers capture Westkapelle. Destroyed buildings and rubble. Soldiers celebrate the victory which opens the route to Antwerp.

Date: 1944, November 13
Duration: 1 min 25 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
British Marines aboard landing crafts arrive at Walcheren Island in Holland.

British Royal Marines land in Holland during World War II. The Marines in landing crafts en route to Walcheren Island. Men and equipment aboard the landing crafts. A convoy of the landing crafts. British Marines cleaning rifles and loading cartridge clips. Rockets are fired from a ship. Hits on the island. An airplane drop bombs on the island. Smoke rises from explosions. Enemy artillery hits near a landing craft. A shell explodes near a landing craft. Men climb into Landing vehicles Tracked (LVTs). Troops coming ashore.

Date: 1944, November 1
Duration: 3 min 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Princess Juliana of the Netherlands watches as Dutch Marines parade in her honor.

Princess Juliana of the Netherlands visits Curacao Island. A motorcade of the Princess. People cheer and welcome the Princess. The Princess in an open car. Dutch Marines parade. Princess Juliana watches the parade.

Date: 1944
Duration: 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Supplies are dropped and First Allied Airborne Army troops arrives by parachutes and gliders in Operation Market Garden

Early days of Operation Market Garden in Nijmegen, Holland, Netherlands during World war II. Animated map of France, Belgium, and Netherlands. Allied transport and resupply aircraft in flight over clouds. Aerial view of Nijmegen Netherlands. Allied parachutes carrying supplies floating toward ground. The aircraft drop supplies in the south of Nijmegen. First Allied Airborne Army troops arrive by parachutes and gliders. The parachutists jump from the aircraft and descend towards the land. Unusual scene from camera strapped to the chest of a paratrooper. Shows view upon first jumping, and then view from paratrooper in sky descending and surrounded by other paratroopers with aircraft overhead and ground nearing below. U.S. aircraft parked on a field. The sky if filled with parachutists who are landing. German antiaircraft fire targets Allied planes. An Allied aircraft plunges toward the earth and crashes with a fireball. The Allied troops advance. Explosion in the foreground due to bombing. The aircraft drops bombs. Smoke raises in the foreground due to the bombardment. Gliders in flight. British 1st Airborne Division soldiers advance, engaging in Battle of Arnhem.

Date: 1944, September
Duration: 2 min 55 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The first U.S. C-47 aircraft (and its crew) to drop Pathfinder Paratroopers on D-day eve in World War II.

U.S. Army Air Forces C-47aircraft , number 42-93098, of the 9th Troop Carrier Command Pathfinder Group, and its crew. This is the first aircraft and crew to drop American paratroopers (pathfinders) over France during the Allied invasion, in World War 2. The aircraft taxis. Crew of the aircraft are seen in front of it, including pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Joel Crouch, Copilot, Captain Vito Pedone, Navigator, Captain William Culp, Radio Operator, Harold Coonrod, along with two crew chiefs. Crew members shake hands and board the aircraft. Colonel Crouch waves from the cockpit of the C-47 (but has not started engines). Major J.L. Sweetman boards another aircraft. Colonel Crouche's C-47 taxis to where the Pathfinders will load up. View of Control Tower at RAF North Witham, with ambulance parked outside it. Three hours before takeoff.Colonel Crouch, is seen on a path near the airfield, with a Pathfinder Captain and Lieutenant, who will be aboard his aircraft and be the first to jump into France. They kid around. The Pathfinder officers note that Colonel Crouch wears paratroop wings. Later, two Pathfinders, of the 101st Airborne Division , with camouflaged faces and American flag insignia on their right shoulders, step from woods and pose momentarily. Pathfinder Paratroopers line up to board C-47 aircraft as Lt. Col. Crouch rides a scooter at the airfield. Aircrews and Pathfinders pose for photographs before taking off. The lead aircraft, number 42-93098, with Lieutenant Colonel Crouch at the controls, takes off from RAF Station North Witham at 9:54 PM, on June 5, 1944. to begin the invasion of France. (Note: This C-47 was shot down on September 18, 1944, during Operation Market Garden, and crash landed on Haamstede Airbase, Netherlands. Although shot at by German troops on the ground, pilot, Maj Joseph A. Beck, and Navigator Lt. Vincent J. Paterno, survived as prisoners of war. Copilot Capt Fred O. Lorimer and another crew member were fatally shot.)

Date: 1944, June 5
Duration: 4 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. troops set up a field kitchen and mess in Eygelshoven, the Netherlands, during World War 2

View from hill, above, of U.S. Army troops, from the 3rd Battalion, 115th Regiment, 29th Division, who have set up a field kitchen and mess along the side of a road (Nieuwenhagerweg) in Eygelshoven, the Netherlands, during World War II. Closeup of the troops in a chow line, receiving food in their personal mess kits. Closeup of one soldier's mess kit with his ration. Closeups of smiling soldiers and views of some eating their meals. [Note: In the first 10 seconds, two churches can be seen in opposite corners of the background.The oldest, on the right, sheltered US soldiers. The other, on the left, was hit by German shelling around December 20, 1944. U.S. soldiers of the 562nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion, Automatic Weapons (Mobile), Battery D, patched the hole in the church roof.]

Date: 1944, November 9
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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