Floating ports prefabricated and towed across the English Channel for invasion of Europe; D-Day scenes in World War 2
Normandy France Date:1944, June Duration:9 min 0 sec Sound:Yes
Ships, supplies, troops, and weapons being marshalled for the invasion of Europe. Allied troops under fire wade ashore from landing craft during D-Day invasion of Normandy France. Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy. A floating port, consisting of Phoenix breakwaters, steel piers and related structures, designed in Quebec, Canada, assembled in England, and towed across the English Channel. A dozen Allied fighter aircraft in close formation fly over the floating port convoy. Aerial views of the numerous elements of the floating port. Diagrams of the floating port and building of a Mulberry harbour. Views of the sinking of caissons. Old Allied ships being maneuvered and scuttled to form a breakwater. A floating bridge extending to the beachhead. Trucks moving over the floating bridge. Barrage balloons over the beachhead. A storm inflicts severe damage to phoenixes and the new port. But supply operations resume after repairs are made off the coast of Normandy. Views of war weary U.S. Army troops taking a break for chow in the days after the D-Day invasion. American troops enjoy a hot meal and eat rations. Some smile. A soldier smoking a cigarette. A U.S. soldier cheers on fellow soldiers riding away in an Army truck.
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