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Preparations for allied invasion of Normandy France during World War II.

'Normandy: Air borne invasion of fortress Europe ' Allied invasion of Normandy. Lieutenant General William S Knudsen introduces the film to be presented, expressing thanks to makers of the glider aircraft used in the invasion, who are the intended audience of the film. Field Order no1, 9th Troop commander Carrier. A man puts a Top Secret seal on the order. The Captain of United States 82nd Air Borne Division briefs men about the terrain with the help of a mosaic. A map of Europe shows principle cities of the continent. The Map also shows coastal defenses on European continent. A giant concrete coastal gun emplacement. A large German railroad coastal gun moved out of a concrete shelter. Various concrete structures, sandbag structures of coastal guns. A concrete base gun turret revolves. Huge coastal guns protrude from concrete gun emplacements. Huge steel and concrete tank barriers stretched across. Large concrete and steel structures built along the coast to prevent assault craft from landing. Combined Chiefs of staff of the United Nations at a meeting. George Marshall and Henry Arnold at the head of the table during the meeting. A map shows invasion area near Le Harve. Troop Carrier units departing for Allied invasion on Sicily, Africa on 10 July, 1943. The United States C-47 aircraft take off towing gliders from an airfield in Africa. Troops transported from British 1st Air Borne division and United States 82nd Air Borne division. Dust rises as aircraft take off from a desert field. Demolished gliders on field and beside water. Multiple views of demolished gliders. C-47 in flight and paratroopers jump from the plane in New Guinea. Instructor trains paratroopers in United States. Discussion and demonstration of improvements in glider equipment and usage after Sicily Invasion and prior to D-Day Normandy invasion. Two men attach link nose chain to glider. Parachute extended and held open by men. Pilot of a glider talks to the pilot of the plane towing the glider over intercom.

Date: 1944
Duration: 7 min 47 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675048600
Numerous U.S. gliders and USAAF C-47 Skytrain aircraft in flight over a field in Holland during World War II.

U.S. Army Air Forces C-47s towing gliders over Holland during World War II. Gliders are seen maneuvering after being released from the C-47 tow planes. A glider coasts down a field and makes a successful landing. Trees in the background. Supplies are dropped by parachutes. U.S. troops occupy the field. A CG-4A glider makes a landing in a field where other gliders are already parked. A damaged glider makes a safe landing past other gliders, then brakes hard as approaches the end of the landing area.

Date: 1944, September 23
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
Clip: 65675076970
1st Allied Airborne Army troops take off from a field in the European Theater during Operation Varsity of World War II.

A film titled 'First Allied Airborne Army in Operation Varsity, 24 March 1945' about the successful airborne crossing of the Rhine river by the 1st Allied Airborne troops during World War II. Aerial views of aircraft and gliders on ground. U.S. Army Air Forces C-46, C-47 aircraft and CG-4 gliders on a field. British Halifax and Sterling bombers. Troops of the U.S. 17th Airborne Division near the aircraft. Soldiers load equipment into gliders and aircraft. Jeeps, vehicles and other equipment loaded onto gliders. Aircraft lined up on a field. Troops don gear and board the glider and aircraft. Propellers turn as aircraft prepare to take off. Aircraft tow gliders as they take off. Gliders and aircraft in flight.

Date: 1945
Duration: 5 min 11 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675022047
A glider being towed by a PT-13 aircraft at University of Illinois airport in Urbana, Illinois.

International exchange of CAP ( Civil Air Patrol ) cadets in Urbana, Illinois. A PT-13 aircraft being pushed manually for use as a tow plane for glider (SGU 1-19). A man attaches the glider to the tow plane as cadets look on. The PT-13 tows the glider to the take off strip. The glider takes off as the aircraft tows it. A Fairchild aircraft in flight. A glider aircraft comes in for landing and makes a touch down. A pilot in the cockpit of the glider aircraft after it lands. A man pushes the glider and it is towed for take off. A weather vane at the airport and flight control at the strip.

Date: 1953, August 5
Duration: 3 min 43 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
Clip: 65675042550
Allied Airborne Operation Market Garden during World War II

Opening scene shows some Allied gliders being towed over Holland during the joint American and British airborne Operation Market Garden. View from the air of wide areas flooded by the Germans to thwart Allied forces. Formations of American C-47 aircraft dropping paratroopers. Sky filled with paratroop chutes descending near Arnheim. Fairly closeup views of some troopers suspended under their parachutes. View from ground of troopers landing and running forward with weapons at the ready. Paratroopers landing near a haystack.Some make rough landings. Forward view from an American Waco CG-4A glider of the C-47 ahead, towing it. View from A C-47 of towed Waco glider behind it. View from the ground of gliders landing. One flips over, upside down. Troopers seen leaving a Waco glider and assembling on the ground. One glider noses over but falls back again. A tow plane is shot down and crashes in a huge explosion. Closeup of the burning wreckage. Different view of the crash site near some houses, with heavy plumes of dark smoke rising. Paratroopers advancing across a field. Local civilians gathered around an empty glider, examining it. Two paratroopers with a map asking two Dutch women for directions. The women each point in different directions. Paratroopers of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division assembling. The Screaming Eagle logos visible on their shoulders.

Date: 1944, September 17
Duration: 1 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675056361
American first aid men working to rescue a man trapped under a wrecked glider in Holland.

U.S. 101st Airborne Division invades Holland during World War II. United States Army Air Force C-47 Skytrains and gliders in flight overhead. Flooded lands in Holland. The gliders come in for a landing on a field. A glider crashes while landing. American first aid men work to free men from the wreckage. A soldier chops a part of the glider to rescue a man trapped underneath. An injured man crawls out as the first aid men lift up a section of the glider. A jeep is unloaded from the glider.

Date: 1944, September 17
Duration: 2 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
Clip: 65675077008