U.S. Army troops wade ashore from landing craft during D-Day invasion of Normandy in World War II
Normandy France Date:1944, June 6 Duration:2 min 1 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. soldiers in a landing craft approaching Omaha Beach, Normandy, on D-Day, June 6, 1944, in World War II. Support ship firing rockets in background. Barrage Balloon overhead in distance. smoke rising from hillside and many troops already on the shore. View from beach as U.S. troops wade from landing craft and make their way around numerous steel obstacles placed on the beach. Two soldiers felled by German gunfire. U.S. troops of the 16th Infantry Regiment sheltering by an overhanging ledge of chalk cliff at the edge of the beach. Warships and landing craft offshore. View from base of protecting chalk cliff as more troops wade ashore. Troops huddled at base of cliff, some still wearing personal flotation gear. They begin to dig in. Soldiers preparing explosives. View from cliff base of fallen soldiers at waters edge and damaged landing craft in the water.
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