U.S. forces push inland from Normandy beachhead during World War II
Saint Lo France Date:1944, July 25 Duration:1 min 8 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. infantrymen advance in Saint Lo, Normandy, France during World War II. Opening slate calls this subject "Big Push," referring to the Allied offensive to break out of the Normandy beachhead and push inland, during World War 2. (It's official name was "Operation Cobra.") An M4 sherman tank followed by a jeep, pass the camera. Another jeep passes in the opposite direction. Next, are seen a Sherman tank and two 3-inch Gun Motor Carriages,M10, loaded with sandbags and displaying aerial recognition panels on their tops. U.S. infantrymen move cautiously in brush at side of the dirt road, as more armor passes. A soldier positions his aerial recognition panel in place on his jeep. (These were fluorescent panels to prevent friendly fire from Allied aircraft.)
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