American soldiers being given personal gear as they prepare for invasion of France
United Kingdom Date:1944 Duration:1 min 22 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. troops in England during World War II. Troops remove their combat gear.They stack arms and equipment outside recreation facility operated by NAAFI (Navy,Army,Air Force Institute, a British Government service organization for enlisted military personnel) Combat gear lying on ground. Soldiers being distributed additional personal gear. Soldiers lined up to collect the gear. Supplies being loaded onto a truck. Wooden crates being transferred onto a boat with the help of a wooden plank. The boat flies a pennant with 48 white stars on a solid field. It contains no stripes. Sign on dispensing machine at wharf reads "Nestle's Chocolate." The boat is manned by U.S. Coast Guardsmen. Military jeeps lined up on the wharf. Soldiers around the jeeps. A soldier loaded in a truck being helped by another soldier to strap his gear onto his shoulder.
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