Flotilla of invasion ships assembled in United Kingdom for Normandy invasion in World War II
United Kingdom Date:1944, June 5 Duration:3 min 50 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Several sequences related to World War 2 Normandy invasion, not all in chronological order. U.S. soldiers with tents encamped between military vehicles parked close together on deck of a Landing ship tank (LST). Higgins boats are seen on davits. Soldiers sleeping under tarps on deck. Sailors in lookout perch; one operating signal lamp. American flag flying from mast. Scene shifts to landing craft at an inlet. U.S. LST-310 moves past at low speed; a white diamond painted on her hull. Two small empty landing craft, each driven by a single sailor,seen keeping pace with the LST. Change in sequence: The LST raising her anchor via capstan. Chain moving up through hawsepipe. Another view of her deck crowded with men and vehicles. The LST maneuvers close to LST 310 and then proceeds away past other anchored assault craft.Landing craft-856 is seen. Deck of the LST, with Naval Jack flying from mast. Sailors raising anchor. The LST moves past breakwater and low fortifications. Landing Ship Tank, LST-310, with white diamond on her hull, moving past camera.Numerous other large landing craft in the harbor. View of several large transport ships.A U.S. LST, marked with white diamond on hull,moving very slowly. Higgins boats in the water.
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