U.S. General Patch, U.S. Admiral Hewitt, and French Admiral Lemonnier lead the Allied fleet towards southern France.
Mediterranean Theater Date:1944 Duration:5 min 37 sec Sound:Yes
Amphibious and airborne Allied forces land in southern France during World War II. Map of Fance depicts Allied landings at Normandy on D Day. Naples: An Allied naval force assembles, poised for landing in Southern France, 10 weeks after D Day. Thousands of landing crafts, trucks, tanks, mobile canons, military vehicles and equipment in the embarkation area. Barrages in flight overhead. Allied officers supervise as the vehicles are loaded into ships. US, French, British, Greek and Polish troops move up to their ships. The ships underway in the Mediterranean. U.S. Secretary of Navy James Forrestal, U.S. Army General Alexander Patch, French Admiral Andre Lemonnier and U.S. Navy Admiral Henry Hewitt (Chief of the Atlantic Invasion Fleet) aboard the flagship. Allied soldiers stitch sleeve patches. An animated map depicts the Allied invasion of southern France near Toulon in a combined amphibious and airborne assault. Hundreds of transport aircraft carry paratroop forces. The paratroopers get ready, jump, and descend to the ground. The amphibious forces near the French coast. German shore batteries fire at the approaching naval vessels. Explosions on ships and in water. Allied troops crouched in landing crafts. They hit the beach under shell fire and advance in land.
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