82nd Airborne troopers prepare England for invasion of Normandy during World War II.
United Kingdom Date:1944, May Duration:2 min 35 sec Sound:Yes
Preparations in England for the Allied invasion of France during World War II. 82nd Airborne soldiers with equipment as they prepare to board an aircraft. Men load into buses as a motorcycle escort leads a convoy of buses through a farmland. Men get down from the buses and walk into hangar being used as barracks. Men issued new equipment including life vests, ammunition and grenades. Medical supplies are checked. A jazz band plays and men do calisthenics. Men play handball and volleyball. They read and write letters. Men check and work on knives and guns. They clean and oil the guns and attach bayonets. Men paint invasion mark on C-47 aircraft readying it for the D-Day invasion of France.
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