U.S. soldiers aboard a Landing Ship Tank and aboard a LCI(L) preparing for the invasion of France in World War II
Weymouth England Date:1944, June 3 Duration:1 min 4 sec Sound:NO SOUND
American troops preparing for the invasion of Europe during World War 2. United States Army soldiers on board an LST (Landing Ship Tank) docked in England, three days before D-Day. (Slate month is wrong.) Soldiers eat C rations on the deck of LST. They rinse their mess kits in hot water. Several soldiers assigned kitchen police duties wear helmets displaying "KP." Soldiers sit along gunwales of Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L) number 88. (This craft is one of five that will land on Omaha Beach on D-Day, as part of Assault Group O-1, Commanded overall by Captain Fritzche, U.S. Coast Guard. The LCI(L) 88 belongs to Flotilla 10, and is commanded by Lt. Henry K. Rigg, USCGR)
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