General Eisenhower and Prime Minister Churchill visit the 101st Airborne Division in England during World War II
Welford Berkshire England Date:1944, March 23 Duration:2 min 17 sec Sound:NO SOUND
While visiting the U.S. 101st Airborne Division, at RAF Welford in Berkshire, England, in World War 2, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and General Eisenhower, inspect the inside of a British Horsa glider. Eisenhower steps down from the cabin as Brigadier General Maxwell Taylor, Commander of the 101st, assists Prime Minister Churchill down the steps. Churchill then peers into the open back of a U.S. CG-4A glider. He stops to look at paratrooper rations displayed on a table, as Brigadier General Anthony C. McAuliffe explains them. Churchill and Eisenhower then review formation of paratroopers, accompanied by Brigadier Maxwell Taylor, and followed by Brigadier General Don F. Pratt. They walk among the troopers, one of whom is a British paratrooper. The Generals salute as they pass the unit colors. Further on they pass a color guard and the Generals salute, as Churchill removes his hat. Churchill is seen at a microphone. Change of scene shows C-47s flying overhead with paratroopers descending and spectators watching them. another view of Churchill and Eisenhower entering Dodge 3/4-ton T214 vehicle, after the paratroop drop, and driving among troops seen in combat positions on the field.
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