American landing craft gathered in England, preparing for Normandy invasion, during World War II
England Date:1944 Duration:1 min 52 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A Coast Guard crew member aboard a Large Landing Craft Infantry, LCI(L) moored in a bay in England, scans the skies with binoculars. LCI(L) 487 is one of a number of U.S. landing craft gathered in the bay. Two of the craft behind, display the American Union jack of white stars on a blue field. A barrage balloon is seen aloft. A town is nestled on a green hill in the background. Closeup of barrage balloon. View of the bay, in late afternoon, shadowed by the hill. Three barrage balloons are seen aloft. Crewmen on deck are sorting out and coiling lines, while another sharpens large compound shears with a file.
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