Coastal defense artillery positions and landing crafts going in towards a shore in the European Theater during World War II.
European Theater Date:1946 Duration:2 min 23 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Troops obtaining beaches in the European Theater during World War II. The white cliffs of Dover, England. Civil defense in operation. Civilians loading sand bags and erecting sand bag parapets around buildings. Home guard troops march up a road carrying rifles. They stand along a coastline looking out at sea. An English village. Guards walking up along a barbed wire fence erected on the outskirts of the village. A German coastal defense showing a camouflaged gun position. Observers, heavy concrete, coastal gun positions. Erection of a base for the coastal defense guns. A coastal defense gun in position. German anti-aircraft gun positions along the coastline. U.S. Marines coming in for a landing on an island. A landing craft. The Marines marching through water. Shells bursting along the coastline. Dead soldiers lying in a ditch along a road. U.S. Army General Mark Clark conferring with other officers. The crew of a United States Army Air Forces B 25 Mitchell aircraft being congratulated by U.S. Army General Douglas C. MacArthur. A landing craft going in towards a shore. The Marines unloading a landing craft along the shoreline. The Marines come in and establish a beachhead. Jeeps, field pieces, troops, and other war equipment and machinery on the beach.
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