Allied troop transport ships en route to a beachhead in France during World War II.
France Date:1944, June 23 Duration:2 min 18 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A convoy of Allied troop transport ships en route to a beachhead in France, during World War 2. The leading ship displays the number 321 on its bow. Allied troops play with a pet monkey on the deck of a ship. Colonel Kirke B Lawton smokes a cigar as he sits on the bridge of a British transport ship with British Naval officers. The waterfront is crowded with Allied vessels. Many barrage balloons fly overhead. Landing ships at the beachhead. Two U.S. landing craft are seen, numbered 512 and 72. Large Landing ships discharge their cargoes of trucks, tanks, and military vehicles of all sorts. An L-4 airplane being carried on a 2 and a half ton truck. U.S. and British tanks and troops moving inland.
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