Omaha Beach , after the Allies secured the beachhead, during the invasion of Normandy, France, in World War Ii
Normandy France Date:1944, June Duration:2 min 27 sec Sound:Yes
Scenes on and around Omaha Beach after it had been secured, following the Allied amphibious invasion of Normandy in World War 2. Several U.S. soldiers move along the beach in a DUKW amphibious vehicle. A bulldozer seen in the background. About 25 German prisoners of war are seen awaiting evacuation, behind barbed wire on the beach,guarded by a U.S.military policeman. As a shell whines overhead they all instinctively drop to the ground and the shell explodes somewhere out of sight. An 83 ft. U.S. Coast Guard rescue cutter looks for Allied survivors in the water. The British Hospital ship "Prague" and others are seen at anchor, ready to receive patients. Wounded soldiers being carried on stretchers to a landing craft on the beach. A wounded man being transferred from a damaged LCI to another one. Wounded being hoisted in groups of 4 each, from the crippled and sinking LCI(L)85. The are lowered to deck of the USS Samuel Chase (APA-26). Navy Rear Admiral, John L. Hall, Jr., observing the transfer of wounded. Sweeping views of Omaha Beach after the beachhead was secured. Numerous support vessels are seen close offshore. Trucks move along roads; war materiel is stockpiled in open areas; barrage balloons fly aloft; and soldiers move everywhere. Closeup of the LCI(L) 92 ,on the beach,showing the holes blown in her. The LCI(L)553, beached sideways in the sand. Seen beached and damaged, is LCI(L)87, flagship of Coast Guard Captain Miles E. Imlay, deputy commander of the Coast Guard's Omaha Assault Group O-1. Mechanics working to repair the screw from a boat.
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