Logistic operations on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France,during World War 2
Normandy France Date:1944, June Duration:1 min 4 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Wreckage of U.S. landing craft USS LCI(L)-497 in water's edge at invasion beachhead in Normandy, France. Logistic operations are underway, following the June 6th Allied invasion in World War II. A barrage balloon flies above a hill overlooking Omaha beach. At left edge of frame, the end of a Rhino Ferry is seen with one of its engines and screw (propeller) touching the sand. On the beach are two large white markers on poles, to guide arriving craft. A path (draw) upward and through the hill is seen in the background. In fading light, military equipment is silhouetted atop the hill. Soldiers walk along the beach. Closeup of some damage on hull, and then camera shows entire beached Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L) number 497, appearing otherwise, intact. The LCI had hit a mine during troop unloading operations on June 6, 1944. Views across the wide drained sand beach, at very low tide. Three army trucks backed up to a beached Rhino Ferry, are being loaded with supplies, by soldiers who slide them down from the barge on wooden planks. Closeup of the unloading/loading operations.
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