U.S. troops setting up defensive positions and bringing supplies ashore, during the Normandy invasion of World War II
Normandy France Date:1944, June Duration:1 min 39 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Several U.S. soldiers set up defenses inland from a Normandy invasion beachhead during World War 2. One, in a sand-bagged position, loads cartridges into a bandolier. Closeup of two others in a sand-bagged communications center containing radios; light and other signalling equipment. The soldier loading rounds into a bandolier is seen again. A group of soldiers appear relaxed as they converse. View of the beach, where landing craft are beached and caterpillar tractors move about. A Rhino Ferry (barge) containing many trucks, sits in the water, close to shore. Two soldiers in a DUKW amphibious vehicle move along the beach.
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