Barrage from allied warships at shores of Normandy and allied aircraft take off for D-Day invasion of France, World War II.
United Kingdom Date:1944, June 6 Duration:2 min 53 sec Sound:Yes
Allied ships in the English Channel fire at German fortifications on French coast to soften up defenses at start of D-Day Invasion. Views of large guns on many ships firing toward shore. Discarded shells are seen on board the deck of the ship. United States gliders and C-47 aircrafts on field in Britain. Gliders being towed along the field for take off. View of U.S. Army soldiers leaving troop carriers and boarding landing crafts (LST) for Invasion of Normandy beaches. G.I.s climb down landing nets and board a landing craft. Allied bombers overhead flying toward Normandy targets. Smoke emerges from the sinking United States destroyer USS Corry (DD-463) off the shore of Utah Beach near Iles Saint-Marcouf.
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