General Eisenhower visits hospitals and the Port of Cherbourg, during inspections in World War II.
Cherbourg France Date:1945, February 21 Duration:2 min 58 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 walks with Major General Henry Aurand, across railroad tracks in port area of Cherbourg, France. Steam locomotives and railroad trains in the background. Eisenhower walks along the docks, past a ship being offloaded to a railroad box car. General Eisenhower and Major General Henry Aurand, step from staff car upon arrival at 165th General Hospital. They are escorted along established paths lined with post and rope fencing. The large hospital tents display red crosses. General Eisenhower gives some soldiers his autograph. He and his party stand by a large pressure tank, as a soldier uses a wrench to adjust a control. Eisenhower chats pleasantly with U.S. Navy personnel at the camp. General Aurand stands by Eisenhower as he talks with an Army Colonel. His staff car and driver are in the background. Eisenhower warmly greets Naval and Marine officers on board a ship in port, where supplies are being offloaded. He looks down into the ship's hold from the deck above.
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