Wounded U.S. soldiers are placed aboard an LCI (L) for evacuation from Omaha Beach in World War II
Normandy France Date:1944, June Duration:2 min 41 sec Sound:NO SOUND
American wounded being evacuated following the invasion of Normandy during World War 2. At the Omaha Beach beachhead, U.S. army DUKWs and trucks are gathered. A jeep, displaying a red cross flag, drives along carrying four wounded soldiers, on stretchers. It moves along the beach, directed by an MP, and joins several others, also carrying wounded. Several large Landing Craft Infantry, LCI(L) are seen at the water's edge. Number 492 is seen behind closeup of one of the wounded soldiers, on a jeep. Troops carry wounded up the ramp of an LCI(L) and line their litters up on the deck. Closeup of one wounded, unconscious or asleep. Corpsmen rendering first aid to others. Camera pans over the wounded on the deck. One, who is able to raise himself partly, is given a cup of water. Two, who are sitting, converse, and one shows the other a Nazi armband he has as a souvenir.
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