General Eisenhower visits camps and an ordnance depot in Cherbourg, France during World War II.
Cherbourg France Date:1945, February 21 Duration:2 min 43 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe General Dwight D. Eisenhower in Cherbourg, France during World War II. General Eisenhower tours camp Old Gold and Camp Lucky Strike as officers follow him. Lieutenant General Ben Lear, in an overcoat, talks to an Army Captain. General Eisenhower and accompanying officers walk, through fog, past trees along camp path. He stops to talk with soldiers. He inspects the interiors of tents, accompanied by an unidentified Major General. General Eisenhower converses with a Colonel, who smiles as he speaks. Eisenhower and party walk on wooden walkways in the camp. A WAC (woman soldier) watches as Eisenhower walks past. He and his escorts descend wooden stairs and stand on pierced steel plank as Lietenant General Ben Lear speaks to Eisenhower. Accompanied by a Captain, General Eisenhower tours a reinforcement and ordance depot. Major General Henry Aurand, accompanies them.
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