U.S. Paratroopers of 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions preparing to depart England the day before D-day in World War II
England Date:1944, June 5 Duration:1 min 23 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division, Brigadier General James Gavin, addressing his paratroopers as they prepare for the D-Day invasion, during World War 2. Paratroopers receiving French currency before departure. Some gamble with it using dice. Troops relax playing volleyball on airfield, while C-47 aircraft are being readied for D-Day. Fleet of C-47 aircraft in D-Day striped paint. General Dwight D. Eisenhower visiting paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division, on June 5, 1944, as they prepare to board their aircraft.
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