German soldiers respond to the front in Normandy, France, following the Allied invasion in World War II
Normandy France Date:1944 Duration:1 min 43 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Map shows French coast and principal cities of interest, during the Allied invasion in World War 2. Truckloads of German troops, including one filled with German woman in uniform, drive rapidly along a dirt road to confront the Allied invasion at Normandy, France, during World War 2. An improvised sign in a tree reads, "Einhahnstrasse Z. Front," identifying the road to the front lines. A German soldier hands out newspapers to others passing on bicycles. A headline in the paper reads:"Eisenhower hat uns nicht überrascht" (Eisenhower didn't surprise us). German soldiers on bicycles ride past the camera. A Sign in large letters reads:"Feindeinsicht" (Enemy in sight) and adds precautionary comments. German army vehicles camouflaged with foliage drive past destroyed Allied armored vehicles. Closeup of a German soldier with foliage on his helmet, looking about as he rides along in an open vehicle. Formations of allied warplanes appear overhead. German troops on the road scurry to the sides of the road and take cover as precaution against Allied air attack. German antiaircraft batteries in action. One Allied aircraft is hit. The pilot bails out. His chute is visible. A U.S. B-17 bomber falls, with part of its left wing blown off. Smoke rising from wreckage of two Allied aircraft on the ground.
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