Normandy France Date:1944, June 6 Duration:4 min 38 sec Sound:Yes
Allied Invasion of Normandy, France during World War 2. British Armstrong Whitworth Whitley bomber in flight. Allied paratroopers of 6th British,and American 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions jumping from aircraft. Allied troops in gliders being towed across the English Channel. A British pilot in cockpit of aircraft towing a glider. Several gliders descending over French farm fields.Formations of Martin B-26 bombers overhead. Allied Navy warships underway. Scenes on decks of the warships. Navy heavy guns being loaded and fired from Battleships and cruisers. American B-26s and British Armstrong Whitworth Whitley bombers in flight overhead. British spitfire fighter aircraft overhead. U.S. B-26 in D-day stripes. Bombs exploding on German enemy targets. Navy ships bombarding shore. Allied infantry descending rope nets from troop ships. B-17 bombers aloft.Gunner in a B-17. British warship in camouflage bombarding French coast. British spitfire zooming low over landing craft. Allied American and British soldiers in landing craft going ashore at several different Normandy beaches. London, with streets quiet, in early morning, June 6, 1944. Journalists assemble at British Ministry, and a U.S. Army Colonel tells them the invasion at Normandy is underway. The reporters run from the room to file their stories. People reading about it in their newspapers in various cities of the world.
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