American Army officers visit beachhead area of Cherbourg Peninsula, France during World War 2.
Cherbourg Normandy France Date:1944, June 12 Duration:2 min 4 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Army soldiers and officers at the beachhead at Cherbourg Peninsula, France a little more than one week after D-Day invasion of France. Dignitaries on DUKW arrive at the beachhead. General Dwight D Eisenhower climbs over the side of the DUKW and jumps down to the ground. He walks in the area and then climbs into the back of a waiting Jeef. General Eisenhower, General George C Marshall, General Courtney Hodges and Admiral Ernest J King in jeep tour beachhead. Jeep moves along a street. Point of view shots from moving jeep as it drives between villages, passing a wrecked German tank and then a horsecart heading the other direction. Wrecked houses and buildings seen on the sides of the street as the jeeps enter Isigny-sur-Mer. The officers parked in a jeep in Isigny, driven by Private Louis E Kriston.
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