Allied ship convoys underway in English Channel toward Normandy invasion
United Kingdom Date:1944, June Duration:3 min 13 sec Sound:Yes
Anchor being raised on an allied military ship. Ships at sea. Floating piers of concrete and steel being towed across channel. Barrage balloons over ships. Allied Troops on landing craft. Wake of a Coast Guard cutter. Allied bombers in the air heading toward targets in France. Soldiers seated and standing on landing craft, and quietly contemplating the task ahead. Antiaircraft guns firing at German warplane. German warplane destroyed and parachuted pilot descending. Ships in convoy heading for coast of France. Views of religious services being led by chaplains on the decks of Allied ships, before the Normandy invasion.
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