Fires in French towns from battles and bombing, after Allied invasion of Normandy in World War II. View of V-1 flying bomb
France Date:1944 Duration:1 min 47 sec Sound:Yes
Huge fires burning in a French town due to battles between Allies and German forces and Allied bombing, following the invasion of Normandy in World War 2. Buildings and homes being destroyed by the flames. French firefighters with hoses trying to control the fires. They use tall extension ladder and hoses in attempt to save a church building. They battle fires in several places. Two men hold a high pressure hose. Buildings destroyed and a tall factory chimney falling due to fires. Flames bursting from a shop in the midst of a block of such stores on a commercial street. Local citizens working together to clear debris in the wake of the fires. Workers carry a litter, with body of a victim retrieved from rubble. Closeups of distraught women. Scene shifts to German soldier stealthily carrying a shell to artillerymen under a camouflage netting. View of a German V-1 buzz bomb in flight overhead, on its way toward Britain.
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