Beach and wreckage three days after the D-Day Allied invasion of Normandy, France during World War II.
Normandy France Date:1944, June 9 Duration:1 min 16 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Opening scene behind introductory writing, shows U.S. troops climbing down from a landing craft and walking towards a beach during Normandy invasion of World war 2. Date is D-Day +3 (June 9, 1944) and allies are setting up logistic resupply operations. Views across beach at extreme low tide. A cluster of DUKW amphibious vehicles sitting on the sand, below some cliffs. Some buildings of the French village of Arromanches-les-Bainsin background. Closeup of a demolished French dwelling at base of cliff. Two U.S. soldiers walk along a road at the waterfront, where steel barriers that have been removed from the beach, are piled up. Closeup of the steel barriers. An M4 Sherman tank, equipped with deep wading gear is seen mired in the sand. A closeup of U.S. Landing Craft Tank (LCT-25) on the beach with an M3A1 Half-Track destroyed on its offramp. It had been hit by shell fire on D-day, setting other half-tracks and the landing craft afire. Closeup of the destroyed halftrack.
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