Landing craft, tanks, munitions, and gasoline supplies assembled in England for D-day invasion in World War II
Europe Date:1943 Duration:3 min 26 sec Sound:Yes
Preparations for invasion of Western Europe by Allied Force during World War 2. Conference at Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force in London. U.S. Generals George Marshall, Henry H. Arnold and British Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery meet at SHAEF (Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force). Montage of war scenes: British Lancaster bombers taking off. Monitors working in a British Command Post. U.S. B-17 bombers in daylight missions over Germany.Allied pilots and crew members in warplanes. B-17s at high altitudes leaving contrails behind. Bombs bursting on German industrial targets. Allied agents being airdropped over France. Allied one-man submarines, torpedo boats and Commandos sampling French beaches and soil conditions for ability to support 30-ton tanks. British airman loading reconnaissance cameras into an aircraft. Arms and equipment being airdropped to indigenous resistance forces in Nazi-occupied Europe. Mulberry floating harbor segments to create invasion ports. Allied landing craft training in Devon, England. Allied aircraft strafing a German ship. Meteorological equipment assessing weather along the invasion coast. Wire netting to pave the beaches. Underwater pipelines to carry petrol to France. Allied armored vehicles bearing the White Star. Troops being inoculated. New ship going down the ways at an Allied shipyard.British intelligence officers and personnel monitoring German broadcasts.. Soviet Embassy in Tehran, Iran, where the Big Three, met to finalize plans. Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill sitting on the porch of the Embassy building, in 1943.General Eisenhower and Allied Military leaders planning the D-Day invasion. General Omar Bradley, sitting with a British admiral. General Bernard Law Montgomery U.S. B-17 bombers in formation, flying through Flak bursts. Pilots in B-17 cockpit.Bombs striking German targets. Polish, Czech, and British in Spitfire aircraft striking German railroads and marshaling yards.B-26 bombers and gunner hitting Me-109
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