Allied forces in England on shore liberty, and then loading ships in dry runs for Normandy invasion
Weymouth England Date:1944, June Duration:2 min 34 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. Coast Guard sailors in England along with women soldiers in uniform, during liberty ashore. They play a game of lawn bowling and the look at swans in a lake. Scenes of sailors loading boxes of rations onto ships. Several soldiers lie, chat, read books and walk on the deck area of landing crafts. An officer looks through a telescope mounted on the ship towards the carrier ships heading towards the beach. Troops loading LCVP crafts and being ferried out to waiting transports. LCI crafts loaded with Infantry soldiers, engineers, and medical corpsmen waiting to move out. Actor dramatization of troops hearing the news that the real invasion is to begin.
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