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German narrated film shows operations of Allied forces attacking German-held Holland during World War II.

German narrator describes a map of the plan of an Allied aerial and land operation, pointing at locations in the Netherlands including Nijmegen and Arnhem. British bomber aircraft parked on a British airfield. Still images of British gliders on airfield being loaded with equipment including tanks. Still image aerial view of British glider flying, attached to tow rope. A British airfield filled with parked gliders and a British soldier driving a jeep into the belly of a glider transport.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 21 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
Clip: 65675076987
View from the air of grounded British glider aircraft used in invasion of France, strewn across large fields.

Daytime aerial view of grounded British Airspeed Horsa glider aircraft used during the June 6, 1944 D-Day invasion of France during World War II (Battle of Normandy). Many gliders strewn across a wide area of fields. View of a glider on the ground and British soldiers moving away from a glider. Two soldiers wheel bicycles away from a glider. Footage is from period between June 6 and June 9, 1944 (D-Day to D plus 3)

Date: 1944, June 8
Duration: 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
Clip: 65675038171
British prisoners are led and interrogated by German soldiers in Normandy, France.

British prisoners in Normandy, France during World War II. The prisoners with their hands raised are led by German guards towards a prisoners of war compound. Smashed British gliders on a field. German troops drive out a jeep from a grounded British glider. Shoulder patches of the prisoners read: 'Nova Scotia Highlanders' and 'Canadian Parachute Battalion'. Interrogation of the prisoners. Wounded prisoners.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 58 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
Clip: 65675077010
Allied attack and German defensive actions during the Allied invasion of Normandy, France.

German newsreel about the D-Day Invasion of Normandy. English narration overlaid by the U.S. Office of Strategic Services. German people read bulletin boards and newspapers describing the invasion. A map shows location of England and Germany. Information of assault broadcast in Germany by German radio stations. Announcers shown relaying information at switchboards. Alarm bells ring and German troops in bunkers grab rifles and stand ready to proceed. German antiaircraft guns and artillery fired at incoming Allied aircraft and and explosions seen at night. Allied Airborne troops incoming, according to narration, as nighttime artillery barrage conintues. Naval units near mined waters. Germans in fortifications fire artillery and machine guns. Heavy canons are fired at Allied troop units. Allied naval ships as seen from German perspective on shore in early morning light on D-Day. Shells are loaded into artillery and railroad guns and fired on the Allied warships from German gun emplacements and fortifications on the coast of France. British troops land on shore near the River Orne at the Normandy village of Ouistreham. Heavy bombardment from both sides. Germans examine Allied Landing Craft on the beach. Commentator says the British troops in them were annihilated or taken prisoner. Camoflauged German tanks move into position and fire on invading Allied ground troops. German forces pass wrecked gliders and an Allied parachute hung up in a tree. Allied Airborne troops are shown taken as prisoners by German forces and marched. Pan view of many Allied gliders, some crashed in a large field. British gliders seen. Close views of crashed gliders. German forces roll an intact Allied jeep out of a crashed glider and drive it away. Captured prisoner Canadian troops seen. Shoulder patch of one reads "North Nova Scotia Highlanders", and on another reads "1 Canadian Parachute Battalion Airborne". Interrogation of captured Canadian troops is seen. German holds a prisoner's "Soldier's Pay book". (World War II period).

Date: 1944, June 6
Duration: 9 min 22 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675046324
Allied paratroopers in gliders continue airborne assault in daytime, on D-day, after initial airborne troop drop the night before, in World War II

Allied invasion of Normandy, France during World War 2. Allied trucks and equipment move up from beachhead after D-Day. Half-tracks, armed with antiaircraft guns, move up from the beachhead. Back in England, gliders are readied for mission. A long line of Paratrooper medics wearing Red Cross Arm bands, board gliders. View from airplane flying over an airfield filled with C-47 tow planes, and gliders, all painted with invasion stripes. Closeup of Sergeant with British 6th Airborne Division showing Pegasus insignia on his sleeve. British paratroopers boarding a Hamilcar glider. U.S. paratroopers boarding gliders. View from above of Allied gliders being towed across the English Channel View from a ship in the invasion convoy, of tow planes and gliders overhead. View, from aircraft overhead, of invasion flotilla below. Distant view of Allied aircraft shot down by German antiaircraft fire, near the coast of Normandy and exploding in flames upon impact. View from the air of areas flooded by the Germans as a defense measure. Parachutes and gliders on the ground from earlier sorties. Gliders in this wave cut loose from tow planes and maneuver independently. Glimpses of Allied fighter planes moving fast and high above the scene. A glider splashing down in one of the flooded fields. Other fields, studded by the Germans, with poles 12-to 15 feet tall as defense against gliders. Gliders landing. Paratroopers leaving a Horsa glider, after landing.

Date: 1944, June 6
Duration: 6 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675048613
Red Devil paratroopers of British 1st Airborne Division, drop into Holland to outflank the German Siegfried Line in World War II

At start, the film shows a formation of American C-47 transport aircraft with paratroopers starting to jump from them during World War 2. Viewed moments later from the ground, the sky is filled with trooper' open chutes, descending. An animated map shows Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany. It shows location of the Allied paratroopers drop in Holland, intended to spearhead a drive around the Main River into Germany. The map then shows German forces encircling the paratroopers and the Second British Army heading North to the rescue. Next, a huge number of American Soldiers are seen assembled out of doors in England. Closeup of General Dwight D. Eisenhower speaking in a microphone to the assembly. Closeups of soldiers including some who are American Army Air Corps pilots, and other aircrew members, mostly Lieutenants. Senior Paratrooper officers stand at attention in front of formation of troopers with American flag beside them.(Narrator says these were the men who made up the "lost division," heroes who fought alone for seven terrible days.) General Eisenhower makes his way between close ranks of the paratroopers. He is followed by Brigadier General and a Colonel. Lieutenant General Lewis H Bereton also makes his way through the ranks. Scene shifts to a base in England where many British Airspeed AS.51 Horsa gliders are seen with paratroopers heading across the airfield to board. American C-47 aircraft are seen in the background. All aircraft are painted with D-Day stripes. Several British and American paratroop officers review a map together. At a tent camp, A military policeman and two U.S. paratroopers checking their weapons and ammunition. Some troopers sharpen their knives. A trooper is issued Dutch and German money. A British and and American trooper in camouflaged helmets, pose before a glider with a huge British roundel on its side. British paratroopers boarding a Horsa glider, named "Gertie." A Horsa glider moving as it is towed by a British Whitley twin-engine bomber. View from side of runway as the bomber takes off with its towed glider behind. (Narrator comments: "Destination, Holland.") Formations of tow planes and gliders in flight. View of pilot in cockpit of a Whitley bomber. Formations of fighter aircraft in flight overhead. View from inside an aircraft as paratroopers exit through a side door. Sky filled with paratroopers in chutes descending. (Note: This Allied thrust into Holland to launch a drive around the German Siegfried Line was known as the Allied joint American-British "Operation Market Garden," which took place 17 to 25 September 1944, the 7 days referred to by the film Narrator. )

Date: 1944, September 17
Duration: 2 min 22 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675056359
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