General Eisenhower and Prime Minister Churchill visit U.S. 101st Airborne Division at RAF Welford, England, in World War II
Welford Berkshire England Date:1944, March 23 Duration:1 min 14 sec Sound:NO SOUND
During visit to 101st Airborne Division at RAF Welford airfield in Berkshire County, England, General Eisenhower is seen standing on a reviewing platform, along with British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill,Lieutenant General Omar Bradley, and Brigadier General Maxwell Taylor, Commander of the 101st. Eisenhower smiles and uses binoculars to watch as 1,500 U.S. paratroopers are dropped from C-47 transport aircraft flying overhead. After the demonstration, Churchill, Eisenhower, and Taylor,enter the back back seat of an open Dodge 3/4-ton T214 vehicle, being used as a staff car. The car proceeds along a road, with driver and a British official in the front seat.
Colonel George S. Wear, Commander,327th Glider Infantry Regiment (GIR), is seen standing with officers of his unit. Prime Minister Churchill addresses troopers of the 101st Division, while standing in the staff car. General Eisenhower stands among the soldiers listening. Colonel Wear and officers of the 327th GIR, including a Chaplain, are seen applauding.
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