German forces defending against British air attacks during the invasion of Normandy in World War II.
France Date:1944, June Duration:2 min 20 sec Sound:Yes
German forces moving to defend against the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War 2. German troops run past a disabled American Sherman tank as they take cover from attacks by British fighter bombers. Several German Stug III tank destroyers make their way along a dirt road. They are covered in natural foliage as camouflage. A German infantryman with rifle in a trench, looks up as Allied aircraft attack. German artillerymen firing Flak 18 (88mm) antiaircraft guns at the British planes. Another German gunner, seated and firing a 20mm Flak 30 light antiaircraft gun. British Hawker Typhoon IB fighter bombers dropping bombs from low altitude and strafing. Smoke rising from bomb bursts. Germans firing a Flak 36 (88mm) antiaircraft gun. View of Hawker Typhoon flying close overhead with rockets and gun barrels protruding from wings. An airplane with slight smoke trail. Another close low altitude pass by a Hawker Typhoon aircraft. German gunner seated at his antiaircraft gun. Half a dozen British aircraft making bombing runs. British Typhoon aircraft in D-day stripes, flying past, low and climbing. German gun crew firing as bombs continue to burst. A British airplane is hit and burning. Closeup of some burning unrecognizable aircraft wreckage in a grassy field. German gunners, carrying small arms, jump over their emplacement wall and run to a British Typhoon aircraft in D-Day stripes, that has crash landed not far away, near the shore. Four armed German soldiers search around the downed aircraft. The German antiaircraft gun crew paint another white ring on their gun barrel, to credit a plane shot down.
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