Signal Corps weekly film reports sent to Photographic Center and used in training films for U.S. troops during World War II.
United States USA Date:1944 Duration:1 min 47 sec Sound:Yes
The role and contribution of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in combat and war. Amphibious landings of the first wave of Allied troops including Signal Corps Units in Normandy, France on D Day during World War 2. The Joint Assault Signal Companies (a Signal Corps Unit that accompanies the soldiers on every beach landing) go ashore in Normandy. Soldiers in landing crafts approach the beach. Landing crafts anchored along the shore line. A U.S. flag on the beach. Crafts approach the beach. U.S. Army Signal Corps officers take photographs and record the battle that ensues on the beach and in the fields. Gun fire and explosions in the battlefield. Allied aircraft in flight. Airmen load weekly film reports of the war in all Theaters made by Signal Corps officers from a van into an aircraft. The films are sent to the Photographic Center in New York. A soldier assembles the films. Technicians organize and arrange the films. They place the film reels onto racks. The film content is used to make training and orientation films for the U.S. troops. Troops watch the films in order to cut down the training period, and stay informed about the order of event in other Theaters of Operation. The films include 'Why We Fight' and 'The Fighting Men' series. Clips and recordings from these films.
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