American troops advance through hedgerows outside Cherbourg after D-Day landings in Normandy during World War II.
Cherbourg Normandy France Date:1944, June Duration:2 min 32 sec Sound:NO SOUND
invasion of Normandy, France by Allied Force during World War 2. Improvised port facilities being erected in "Operation Mulberry." Ships carrying troops and supplies pull up to the Mulberry piers. Troops and vehicles moving on the piers toward the shore at Normandy. A severe storm on D+13 tears up the mulberry port facilities. War materiel moving on the Normandy beaches. View of Seaport at Cherbourg, France. Allied and German forces moving to battle over the cherbourg port.Large formation of Allied aircraft. U.S. troops battling Germans in hedgerows, on the way to Cherbourg. U.S. troops being welcomed by French residents. Meeting heavy resistance at outskirts of Cherbourg, the U.S. employs batteries of field artillery.Some infantry engaged in street fighting. German Generalleutnant Karl-Wilhelm von Schlieben, commander of the remnants of German defenders is seen capitulating at Cherbourg.
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