Generals Omar Bradley and J. Lawton Collins attend ceremony at Utah Beach Memorial on 25th anniversary of D-Day
Normandy France Date:1969, June Duration:4 min 28 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A U.S. delegation visits Normandy, France, 25 years after the Allied invasion of France during World War II. Soldiers and Honor Guard lined up. Military band plays. A cameraman records as a correspondent speaks. Children carrying American flags lined up along a path. Military officers seated in chairs. Civilians stand behind barricades. French officers at the ceremony. A helicopter in flight. A French Breton woman wearing a traditional hat of the Concarneau region. American officials including General Omar Bradley and his wife, along with General J. Lawton Collins. U.S. Ambassador to France Robert Sargent Shriver is also seen. Close views of General Bradley and General Collins seated side by side. British and American flags raised at the ceremony. A sign on a memorial reads 'In memory of our dead 1st Engineer Special Brigade'. A French flag raised. British, American, French and Canadian flags near the memorial at Utah Beach in Normandy. Military Honor guards standing at attention. Two U.S. Army soldiers in a small tank vehicle near the officials. The turret revolves. General Collins assists a soldier in lighting a flame torch. The soldier gets onto the tank. General Collins places flowers at the memorial.
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