Allied forces assemble in England and depart for the invasion of Normandy in World War II
European Theater Date:1944, June 5 Duration:1 min 4 sec Sound:Yes
American paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division, boarding hired British commercial buses that take them to a marshaling point, in preparation for the invasion of Normandy, France, in World War 2. Views from below of U.S. Army Air Forces C-47 transport aircraft in formation, carrying paratroopers toward Normandy, France, on June 5, 1944. Aerial view of British and American invasion ships en route to rendezvous off the Isle of Wight. U.S. Army Air Forces B-26 and B-17 bombers in flight. B-17 dropping bombs on lines of communications in Normandy, to hinder German movements of reinforcements. Allied warships and transports beginning their move toward the coast of Normandy. British landing craft underway under cover of barrage balloons.
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