D-Day invasion of Europe at Normandy by British and American allied air, sea, and land forces in World War II
Normandy France Date:1944, June 6 Duration:8 min 11 sec Sound:Yes
Views from ships in the Normandy invasion convoy of World War 2. American flag above a ship and barrage balloon aloft. The British naval ensign on another ship. U.S. Motor torpedo boat USS PT-541 signalling by lights. Blinker light signals by Allied ship. Allied naval warships bombarding the French coast. Troops of 2nd assault wave climb down rope nets from transport ships. Allied fighter planes strafing German flak towers, german airplanes, and railroad trains. Allied troops leaving their transport ships in landing craft. Landing Craft Tank (Rocket),aka LCT(R) firing barrages of rockets. Allied B-26 and B-24 bombers attacking ground targets. Allied troops being hampered by obstacles and some falling to German gunfire as they hit the beaches of Normandy. Survivors of sunk and damaged landing craft being helped ashore. British landing craft firing at beach houses. U.S. troops pinned under shore cliffs at Omaha Beach. Soldiers giving blood plasma to wounded. British troops leaving landing craft. Allied troops on beachhead and moving inland. U.S. troops wading ashore. Troops wading ashore from LCI(L)-537. An American M4 Sherman wading tank (with intake and exhaust funnels) and equipped with dozer blade, labeled: DT-7.
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