U.S. Army Rangers board British landing craft in Weymouth, England during World War II
Weymouth England Date:1944, June 4 Duration:2 min 7 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Pre-invasion activities of United States Army Rangers in Weymouth, England during World War 2. The Rangers eating doughnuts (donuts) and drinking coffee. They march along Weymouth Esplanade to an embarkation area. Royal Hotel Weymouth and St. John's Church seen in the background. They are checked as they move past the pier. The rangers get into British Landing Craft Assault (LCA) at the pier. (The officer seen with a white bar on front of his M1 helmet, is First Lieutenant Robert .T .Edlin, who was the first American soldier to board a Landing craft at Weymouth for the Invasion of Europe.) LCAs underway at harbor en route to a transport. An LCA filled with troops.
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