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Army Navy Screen Magazine No 32

Normandy Invasion - D-Day

Invasion fleet at sea, bombers fly overhead. Closer shots ships. Naval officer speaking into microphone. Ships firing at coast of France. Men in landing craft heading for shore. Shots from inside landing craft as it hits the beaches. Shots from second landing craft. Shots on the beaches as allied forces come under fire. Men hit. Beachhead activity - men dig small trenches - arming grenades.

Troops carry wounded on stretchers along beach under shelter of the cliffs. Medics tend wounded - Plasma transfusion given. German prisoner given treatment. German POWs on beach. Fleet lying offshore - barrage balloons.

23:49:24 Ship flying four star flag. Eisenhower and Captain on board. General Omar Bradley climbs up landing nets to board ship. Montgomery piped aboard. Generals pose.

23:50:05 General Clark sitting on windowsill discussing map with other officers. 3rd June Rome - Germans fleeing - abandoned tanks. German troops on horse and cart leaving city. Lone German on bicycle leaving. AV German convoy on road out of Rome.

23:50:41 4th June - Americans enter Rome. Various signs Roma. Tanks and military vehicles on road. (Briefly out of rack) Crowds outside Coliseum welcome American soldiers. Scots guards playing bagpipes parade. Italian women and girls welcome troops. Various shots as 5th army move towards centre. Good CU happy faces of locals. Local girls riding on tank. Locals tear down German posters.

23:52:52 Crowds in St Peter s Square - Vatican. Pope Pius on balcony gives blessing. Church bells ringing.

23:53:31 France - sign Sant-Marcouf - American troops walking down country road. French locals, farmers and wives welcome soldiers. Soldiers relax on village street. GI talking to two small children. Soldier walks behind religious shrine.

On screen quote No compromise is possible ....utter defeat of the war machines of Germany and Japan . Victory / Liberty bell ringing, superimposed over marching troops.

The French Campaign 1944 Reel 1

Stock shots pre-war Paris - Eiffel Tower - Madeleine - people walking in streets, pavement cafe - artist in Tuileries - art on display in streets - bookshop. Sign Congrès des Ecrivains - meeting of renowned writers.

14:33:10 Night shots Paris - traffic - neon signs - Moulin Rouge. Interior nightclub - wealth and glamour. Woman guitarist.

14:33:40 Mobilization placards are posted in 1939 as war is declared on Germany. Civilians dig air raid shelters and sandbag buildings. Newspaper headlines announce the fall of Poland and the invasion of the Low Countries.

14:34:16 German motorized forces roll through France. German troops march into Paris under the Arc de Triomphe as Parisians weep. Hitler and Goering enter Paris in open-top car. Classic shot Hitler in front of Eiffel Tower. Nazi flag flies from tower.

14:35:06 Pres. Roosevelt addresses Congress. American volunteer workers prepare packages for French relief. US troops drill, shipyards, factories turn out guns and tanks, factory - aircraft production. Atlantic convoy.

14:36:56 1943 - President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Churchill confer in Quebec.

14:37:11 Roosevelt, Churchill Stalin, Molotov and Marshall in Tehran.

14:37:33 Map showing German fortifications - gun emplacements - tank traps etc. Rommel inspects Atlantic wall.

14:38:21 Allied planes in formation. RAF aircraft in flight over sea - interior cockpit. Dogfight - German fighter shot down. Allied planes drop bombs over France?

14:39:15 England - Stockpiles of equipment for D-Day.

14:39:36 London - June 1944 - High command planning meeting - Gens. Montgomery and Eisenhower plan the European invasion at headquarters.

14:39:50 Allied planes take off on bombing missions over French coast. Cameragun footage - Strafing German train. Building explodes. Strafing German planes on the ground.

14:40:40 6Jun1944 - D-Day invasion - British and American warships shelling coastline of France. Rocket guns fired. Animated map showing invasion route. Allied forces land on beaches of Normandy. German film showing Nazi troops shooting at allies from bunker. US troops advance.

Title: Germany Gives Up.

Truman at desk speaks announcing German surrender.

Crowds in streets cheering; Wall street & ticker-tape. Packed Times Square & people waving flags.

13:12:14 Heavy devastation in Europe. Bodies; German prisoners.

13:12:40 Hitler & marching Nazis in various situations. Goose-stepping. Siegfried Line tank traps. Hitler with Mussolini and Goering at treaty signing. Hitler & troops into Austria?? Anschluss.

Hitler speaking to huge crowd. Hitler at planning meeting in railway carriage.

13:13:51 POV along road of ruined equipment. Germans into Poland. Field of Polish prisoners. Women queue for food.

13:14:08 Hitler and Goering at military march past - goose-step. Map

13:14:23 Dunkirk, building burning, classic shot Dunkirk landings.

13:14:36 Hitler at French surrender in railway carriage at Compiegne.

German bombers. Blitz, London in flames, classic shot with crucifix.

13:15:01 Roosevelt signing lease lend bill. Lend-lease act. England & freight trains of supplies.

Headlines, Japan at War with US.

13:15:28 Blacks moving boxes from ships. Planes & supplies for D-Day. D-Day montage & beachhead; Dead German by roadside.

13:16:00 Tanks into Paris; crowds & aerials over Arc de Triomphe. Heavy bombing raids, strafing airfield & RR w/ explosions. Artillery firing Film damage at 13:16:28 Narrations runs out of synch from here on.

13:16:56 GIs crossing Rhine. Dead in concentration camps. Germans running to surrender; young boy crying. Swastika burning.

Picture ends 13:17:55 Sound runs to 13:18:30

Celebrations; VE day; WWII compilation. Europe.

It s Your America R3 of 3

Dramatizes how a penny takes on new meanings to a soldier as he learns the significance of its inscriptions and Lincoln's quotations.

American troops moving down muddy road. Two soldiers share bread beside road. One, a farmer before war, explains to other the two heads of wheat on the penny. Talks of how farmers in the Allied countries burned their fields & killed livestock to stop it getting into enemy hands.

07:25:01 Montage of American troops enter Rome. Montage: England, build up of supplies for D-day invasion. Rations issued to troops. Outdoor battlefield church service. Soldiers board transport ships & aircraft. Convoys en route to France. Aircraft in formation. Naval ships firing broadsides. Troops down landing nets into landing craft. Good battle scenes, montage.

07:29:14 Soldier on deck of ship as he returns to America. Talks of democracy, freedom & working together. Quotes Lincoln. Walks off on crutches.

WWII Philosphy; Freedom; Good Luck Penny;

In Defense Of Peace [Part 1 of 2]

Rolling title re International Information & Exchange Program & exposing obstructionist tactics of USSR.

WWII flashback montage: Russian troops advancing; Germans surrendering; Allied forces landing in France on D-Day; Allied leaders at Yalta; meeting of US & Russian troops at Elbe River; aerial views ruins of Berlin & Nazi symbol dynamited from Nuremburg Stadium; Germans surrendering at Rheims; President Truman & Joseph Stalin at Potsdam Conference; US Marines battling on beaches of Pacific islands; flag raising on Iwo Jima; aerial views ruins of Tokyo; & Japanese surrender to MacArthur aboard battleship Missouri - brief MacArthur soundbite ...pray that peace will now be restored to the world... . Victory celebration shots.

23:06:03 San Francisco - delegates of 50 nations sign documents for creation of United Nations - Truman, Molotov & Gromyko seen arriving.

23:07:05 Returning US troops disembark at US ports & are discharged - some wave or kiss demob papers. Diagram showing reduction in US Armed Forces 1945-47. US bombers destroyed w/ explosives - piles of scrapped vehicles - factories converted to peacetime production.

23:09:27 Gromyko walks out of UN Security Council debate on the Iranian question. US proclaims Marshall Plan in Paris - Churchill et al present. Animated map of Europe w/ Soviet border nations cut off.

WWII - Pacific War. Postwar Europe. Reconstruction. Economics. Anti-Communism. Cold War.

Coast Guard at War - On French Shores Part 3

18:18:53 Normandy - D-Day June 1944. Ships fire, Men down nets, landing craft head for Utah beach. Troops wading through water.

18:19:38 Saipan, ships fire, landing craft, troops ashore.

19:20:21 South of France August 1944. Rocket ships firing, landing craft, beachhead.

18:20:57 Luzon Oct. 1944 Landing craft return to Philippines, men wade ashore.

18:21:42 Iwo Jima Feb. 1945 Ships underway, landing craft under fire. Wreckage of landing craft, rough seas. Medics tend to injured marine. LSTs unloading on beach

18:23:06 Okinawa April 1945 Rocket ships firing, explosion on land. Ships and military equipment unloaded. Troops advance up beachhead. Kamikaze pilots attack ships. Flak from anti-aircraft fire.

18:25:06 Montage, Naval fleet, bombers in formation flight, Hiroshima bomb. US flag raised on Japanese island.

The War 1941 - 1944 R6

1943 - Russian troops liberating Russia - Marshall Zhukov, Khruschev.

10:10:53 The Pacific - US naval task force. Ships firing on Pacific islands - tracer bullets. Aircraft strafing and bombing. Troops in landing craft - battle scenes on beach. Firing machine gun. Dead Japanese on Tarawa. Medic tending to wounded marine. US flag raised - US bodies floating in sea and on beach. Marching marines.

10:14:24 Cairo conference - Churchill, Roosevelt, Chiang Kai-Shek pose for photos. Military top brass at meeting round conference table. Map of Pacific and Japan.

10:15:21 Tehran Conference - Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin pose. Joint statement.

10:16:11 Yugoslav partisans singing and smiling. Marshall Tito smoking. French underground singing.

10:16:47 D-Day - montage leaving Britain. Animated map re attacks on Germany. Montage battle scenes in various theatres of war. 03:18:07 French undergrounduprising - man firing pistol - partisans with rifles - interior shot as one throws grenade from window. German military vehicle on fire - burning Germans out. Allies enter Paris - cheering crowds. Montage liberation shots across Europe. War graves. Dead Germans. Crying baby boy. US tank breaking through wall. Montage allied armies - allied flags.

[Assembly Operations of 6x6 Trucks, US Assembly Plant, Ashchurch, England, 04Nov43]

CUs INT army mechanics complete trucks on production line;

08:53:40 Construction of wooden truck beds in jigs, attached to truck.

08:55:07 Soldier fills radiator & gasoline aka petrol tank. Soldier in cab starts & checks gears. Truck rolls past camera. Another moves up fitted w/ hood, tarp over back. MS truck out of warehouse, soldier checking finished vehicles & writing numbers on clipboard, checks time; CU wristwatch; 5:55pm.

08:56:49 MCU soldier checks watch and writes on clipboard. LS truck out of building.

08:57:04 Trucks and crates sitting.

08:57:26 Convoy of completed trucks leaves warehouse gates; trucks along country roads; POV. Convoy enters gateway; MS checked by soldier w/ clipboard.

08:59:19 POV past line of new trucks parked diagonally under trees w/ US white star symbol on bumper.

WWII; D-Day Preparations; Assembling; Army Trucks;

Seabees The World Over [Reel 4 of 5]

Flood at base camp on Solomons. Seabees traipsing through mud. CU mosquito. Men sick with malaria; stretcher loaded onto landing craft. Military funeral w/ bugler. Spraying insecticide for malaria prevention. Water cisterns at camp filtered. Drinking water sign. Los Angeles City Limits sign nailed to tree. Camp activities following defeat of malaria. Men off in truck.

04:31:39 Explosions in jungle and trees felled for new road and airfield construction.

04:32:30 Headlines re Italy capitulation and Allied invasion; zoom-in map of Scotland.

04:32:52 Scottish base where preparations for European D-Day & North African invasions took place; harbour views w/ newly-constructed docks. Troops embark on LST to North Africa. Causeways laid in Oran harbour. Naval convoy en route to Sicily; sea battle and landing crafts dispatched.

04:35:55 Sicily landing. Causeway to shore. Bulldozer on beach.

WWII. Pacific War.

[Pre D-Day, PX Rations]

Men getting rations issued in front of field tent. Camel cigarettes, matches, candy bar, chewing gum.

WWII - D-Day Crossing - Landing - POWs - Field Hospital

Date estimated. Landing craft of convoy enroute heavily loaded w/ trucks etc. Troops into LCMs, en route to beach, black (one) & whites. Dozer on beach pulling jeeps. Men standing about. Group of Black soldiers w/ guns eating in foxhole. Command post in front of German bunker. Sign: Minen. GIs inspect artillery & dead Germans; wrecked glider by road & in trees. Men move off fuselage off road. Graders making airstrip & P-37 lands. Large number of Germans marched to beach & in barb wire enclosure. Eating. Marching along beach & wading to LCT. (good shots). Field hospital & unloading wounded; treating w/ plasma; Nurses relaxing & eating. Cartons of cigarettes & coffee. Nurses rolling bandages; tending wounded on litters. Mongolian & Russian POWs from German army. Treating wounded back. Germans carry wounded. Journalist taking information. Wounded GI on litter; litters loaded onto ship from landing craft. Services on beach for dead by Chaplain on jeep. Black GIs in congregation. Artillery firing. Sign post for Carentan, GIs talking with French young women and giving sweets to children. Tanks pass at speed. Troops through village - French waving. Tanks down country lane. Sign St Mere Eglise - troops through welcomed - GI speaking with Gendarme - smiling and cheering by villagers.

[WWII - D-Day - Preparations - Loading LSTs & LCTs]

Backing army half-tracks into LST at Dartmouth. Line of vehicles in seen from inside & above. Tank backed into LCT, men on tank w/ elevated air scoop. Several LCTs loading side by side. Weasels in. Troops lined up and boarding. LCT backed into water.

WWII - D-Day - Towing Phoenix Units - Gliders Overhead

View from ship alongside Phoenix units (Mulberry Harbour) and barges alongside them with tugs. (good shots) MS of men on side of units. Commander Kit Kat w/ binoculars. Men on tug playing accordion & resting in sun. Deck scenes, men & dog mascot, formation of fighters over. Brit. Capt. Ellsberg & other officers. Tug moored to Phoenix, men tying up. Plane towing glider over; British officers watch. British Corvette underway. Tug pulls away from Phoenix unit. POV from tug, lines play out from rear. Ships name Dextrous - Tug playing out rope. Shots of Phoenix Unit being towed, various ships. LCIs pass.

[WWII - D-Day - Boarding LCIs - Rhino Pontoon Underway - LCMs]

LCT #493 docked, CO & men on board; lines pulled in & backed from dock. #491 beside & men throw lines. Men w/ packs boarding LCI #349. Backs out from dock & line thrown & next one pulled over to dock. #493 boarded by MPs (lost loop in camera). MPs on board take off packs. Rhino harbour in port with men on board & propellers turning. PB2Y in background. Pontoon unit string launched sideways from dock & flat barge come along to tow. Assembling Rhino sections on dock. Pulling strings together in the water & welding together. Blacks loading cartons on LCM seen from on board. Men watch; LCM backing away from dock.

[WWII - Invasion - D-Day - Bombing Missions]

Contrails of planes & view in early morning of bombers. Aerials of invasion beach. Bombers w/ contrails, CU of pilot, gunner, bombs dropping, much smoke from explosions. Aerial of beach area. Planes return. One bomber down in smoke. Machine gun. Parachutes seen & bomber starting down. Flak or ?? around chutes. Bombers over ships off-shore. Over land, bombs bursting. Bombs away dropping & bursting on edge of towns. (good shot) View of coast from bomber & planes headed other way. Rail yard being heavily bombed. Bridges being bombed. excellent footage shot a fairly low level

D-Day Convoy

CU Ike. Map of France. Weapons & Equipment build up in England. GIs arriving. Training in south. Bombing Germany (good). Air battles. Moving to Channel; issued gas mask, life belt, cigarettes, candy, French money. Heavy equipment through streets. Briefing. Embarking. Loading ships. Infantry marching, boarding ships, men in landing craft to ships. Men relax enroute. Men briefed on shipboard.

D-Day Convoy

Paratroops by bus to planes. AV Aerial of convoy; bombing bridges; ships across. Planes & gliders readied. Pilots briefed. General Gavin with troops Religious services. Eisenhower (Ike) & airborne w/ 6th Pathfinder Units. Loading gliders, taking off. Ships bombarding coast firing broadsides - signallers; men off ships; gun camera of strafing RR & canals.

D-Day Convoy

Bombarding coast; troops offloading to assault boats. Bombing. Explosions. Troops running across beach. Wading ashore. Rescuing men from water. Cliffs, medics & plasma w/ wounded. Men off landing craft. British troops on beach. LCIs unloading. Bombers over.

WWII - D-Day - Preparations - Ship-Loading - Trucks

Backing truck & 37 mm gun onto LST. Other vehicles into ship. Pan over harbour & other ships loading. Men relaxing on dock; men on ship deck. Jeep & trailers into ship. Elevator raising jeep to deck. Many views of jeeps into ship from outside & inside. Elevator raising jeeps & men. Jeeps backed into place on deck.

[WWII - Invasion - D-Day - Preparations - Loading Ships]

Date from card. Troops on shore waiting in front of buildings & Royal Albert Bridge Inn; looking at map. Bulldozer, jeeps. Men move into LCm with buildings behind. LCM drops door; men on board, door raised & LCM backs out. Dozer pushes LCP back into water. Dockmaster & other men looking at map. Men board other LCPs w/ bridge behind. POV out to AP w/ crowded bunch. Other ships. Men up nets to AP. Hoist lifting mortar from LCP onto ship.

WWII - Invasion - D-Day - Preparation - England

US Paratroopers walk out of hanger w/ parachutes & bags & through barbed wire to planes. Loading C-47. Putting bundles beneath plane. Paratroopers to hanger; playing volleyball. Sorting goods on ground & assembling ??? in boxes. Men w/ life vest standing in front of tents. March off. Board buses. Slate 26 May 44. Testing equipment. Men smoking. Practising drawing pistol. Machine gun shown w/ knife mounted on side.

Jun 3rd 1944 Troops march to buses & boarding w/ full packs. Int. GIs smiling. Motorcycles & jeep leading convoy of buses. GIs out of trucks w/ parachutes. Man puts gear on ground & into bag. Fits reserve chute in. GIs march along road past camera; camouflage on helmets. Troops out of brush run past camera w/ rifles; march across field to tents etc. Slate 03 Jun 44. Truck back to plane & gear out of truck to underside of plane. Men inspect

WWII - Invasion - D-Day - Preparations - Paratroopers - England

GI band playing outdoors. Baseball batted around by planes. 3 men sitting talking w/ medic or Chaplain who passes out cigarettes. Man writing V-Mail letter. (flaring). C-47s over. Men sitting talking & whittling, Chaplain arrives & gives them V-mail blanks. (flares). C-47s over. Slate 30 May 44 Aerial over airfield w/ planes & gliders. Slate 31 May 44. Men cleaning machine gun, mortars & sharpening machete. Paratroopers packing equipment. Men playing volleyball.

[WWII - Invasion - D-Day - Preparations - Loading LSTs - England]

Half track backing & pulling trailer; MS into LST. Tank backing. Jeep past on road; w/ trailer into LST shot from inside. 2 jeeps on elevator & raising to upper deck. Slate 01Jun44. Upper deck of LST w/ half-track backing up. Trucks backing on. Deck of LST at beach & equipment on deck. Jeep backs up. Other equipment. LS of bay & soldiers at anti-aircraft guns around dock where ship comes in. Sailor & signal flags. Line of vehicles waiting to load. LST moving up the bay. US 532. Alongside dock. US 27 on other side. Barrage balloon over. Man directing traffic through town.

[WWII - Invasion - D-Day - Preparations - Working on Jeeps]

Soldier painting vertical angle iron on jeep bumper. US flag put on window. Bolting angle to bumper. Jeep past camera. Man swing angle iron w/ hacksaw. Line of jeeps pulling away from side of road & past camera. Hand drilling bumper to attach angle iron. More of bolting. Sharpening cut at top (to cut wire?). CU of bolting.

WWII - Invasion - D-Day - Preparations - Airborne & Gliders

2 US airborne infantrymen trade French currency. CU of hands & bills. Officer inspecting airborne troops. CU faces. Men packing boxes in ?? Man covering helmet, inspected. Troops play cards. Man getting haircut (flared) as guys laugh. Guys sharpening knives. Compass reading explained to group of men. Line of trucks, dozers pulling crates. Opening crates. Pulling past camera. Gliders assembled. Nose section carried forward. Tail section bolted. Wings attached to fuselage; struts added & glider pulled by tractor.

Admiral Stark and Normandy Convoys

Admiral Stark on bridge of ship. D-Day convoys heading for France. Floating docks towed to beach head area. Troops on deck get last minute briefing. Landing of reinforcements - troops down rope ladders into landing craft. Shots of beach head area. Troops wade through sea to shore. Good top shot crowded landing craft. Incomplete

Main Title: Movietone News

14:41:53 Allies Land In France (re Second front - D-Day)

14:42:09 Bombers over France; drop smoke bombs & others. Road junction area hit; bridge hit by precision bombing (GOOD).

14:42:44 British troops on road in South of England; British, Americans & Canadians embarking. Fleet at sea w/ barrage balloons above; on way to France. Eisenhower talks w/ other military VIPs. Transport plane takes off before dawn, paratroopers embark. Gliders take off, towed.

14:44:39 Strafing Nazi shipping in French canal.

14:44:54 Convoy across English Channel; aerials w/ planes below. Aerials French coast. Planes in flight (GOOD).

14:45:52 Troops into landing craft & ashore under fire; landing seen from aboard craft. Aerial of landing ships. Troops fall under enemy fire on beach.

14:47:32 Stormy weather, rough seas. Troops w/ wounded under cliff. Equipment brought ashore in rough water. Bradley, Eisenhower, Montgomery on shipboard.

14:48:32 Low-flying footage of air attack on railroad; train blows up. Troops in field; behind cemetery; talking to French man in beret.

14:49:24 Column of Nazi POWs; surrender of Germans on beach after landing. Ragged troops hold up Nazi flag.

14:49:49 Wounded disembark in Britain & tended by Red Cross. Air assault on German air base - Nazi plane explodes. The End - Join the Fighting 5th - Buy War Bonds

1944; WWII Battles; Fighting; Invasions; Normandy;

Beachhead to Berlin - Reel 1 - Good colour

England - harbour inlet - could be Fowey - naval ships at anchor. Manor house which is US Coastguards Barracks, Greenway. Interior Sailors relax - play cards. Chaplains office - chaplain typing letter.

Injured / casualities retrning from Normandy - stretchers.

01:02:30 USCG cutters - LCIs - LCVPs - at anchor. Rescue cutter Flying Angel . Various shots ships on rehearsals for D-Day. Flotilla - barrage balloons - landing craft to beaches. Military vehicles and tanks offloaded.

01:04:49 Maintenance crew working on coastguard cutter.

01:05:03 Rest and relaxation - Group leaving pub, green bowling, feeding swans.

01:05:36 Harbour - rations loaded onto ships - Troops and equipment loaded onto transport ships. Deck scenes. Very staged announcement that D-Day is happening. Good shots as ships up anchor. Invasion fleet underway - aircraft escort - barrage balloons. Troops on deck waiting.

01:09:23 Enemy observation plane spotted - ships anti-aircraft (Ack Ack) guns firing - excellent shots. Plane into water in flames. Fleet underway. Sunset - flags lowered and chaplain holds service on deck.


General Eisenhower and his aides map the Normandy invasion standing in front of huge wall map. Slave labour used to build German coastal defences known as West Wall. Good shots fortifications - big guns pointing across Channel. Camouflage.

06:02:34 Tanks, guns, locomotives, and other military equipment is massed on the English beaches. Aircraft on airfield. Supplies in warehouses. Railway locomotives specially built to run on Continental RR. Naval ships waiting in ports fro invasion. Assault boats launched from transport ships.

06:04:27 Troops practice loading operations. Tanks and artillery loaded onto ships. Landing craft is tested in the English Channel. Fleet at sea in Channel. Me into landing craft. AVs ships and landing fleet. Animated map.

Pictures of practice landing and airborne operations are used to dramatize the actual invasion on June 6, 1944.

06.06.53 American bombers flying in formation - mass paratroop drop, sky full of parachutes. Landing craft heading for shore - artillery and rocket guns fired. Landing craft onto beaches - explosions - troops running. Good battle scenes.

D-Day, England

Officer looking at map with medic. Jumpy tracking shot passing long line of American military vehicles parked on side of country road. Road signs for military. Jumpy tracking shot past covered tanks in field

10:43:26 Stretcher carried to waiting ambulance. Piles of personnel effects? uniform boots, helmet. Grenades and bullets. Brief shot black soldier talking to truck driver.

10:44:33 Men leaning on rail of ship. Naval ship in harbour. Launch entering harbour.

10:45:37 Wounded carried on stretcher. Various shots wounded on stretchers. Bodybag. RN sailors carring stretchers. US Soldiers carry stretcher - medics.

10:46:41 US Military truck and tank through small town street. Abbey printing works on corner.

10:47:07 Black driver sitting at wheel of truck. Truck loaded onto transport ship by crane.

10:47:48 Tank thru Shaftesbury, small town, watched by few locals. Convoy heading to coast - jumpy tracking shots. Convoy into dockyard.

10:49:58 G-A formation of bombers overhead. Good shots convoy of military vehicles through small town.

WWII; US Army;

D-Day, England - Invasion Tanks Move to Coast

Troops in field go to tanks, instructions and given maps. Vehicles leaving. Tanks and military vehicles pass group of cheering women or schoolgirls as they pass in convoy down tree lined road.

11:03:29 Men chalking slogan on tank. Berlin or Bust and Goodbye Old England . Jeep & men check watch, move out.

11:04:44 Convoy passes three young women in uniform who wave, past thatched cottage. Convoy down country road and through small town, boys wave. Tanks in convoy past fields. Telegraph wires.

Pre D-Day Tanks, Trucks & Preparations

Tent city. Men loading equipment & camouflaging. Convoy of jeeps, trucks, tanks thru woods on small road. Men check chart, CU of arm band TPN Corp USA . Officers making notes. Pouring from jerry cans into funnel near Weymouth at fuel dump. Ambulance & trucks past. CU of jerry cans labeled oil, diesel, petrol, kerosene.

11:19:54 Tanks from trees onto country road past MP.

11.21.08 Interior truck ? underexposed and unusable.

11:21:52 OK from here. Removing camouflage from tanks. Men salute & discuss, trucks past camera. Men march from tents to tanks. Undoing camouflage netting.

D-Day, England - Preparations for D-Day, Issuing Rations

Camp - US troops queue by tent to get invasion rations - tins of food, lifebelts etc. Various shots men carrying supplies away. CU man inflating lifebelt. Inflatable lifebelts being sorted outside tent. Group of men with rations on cart. Pile of lifebelts.

D-Day, England - Preparations for D-Day, Officers Meeting - SBS coverage

Officers seated round long table, planning meeting ? Unid. Officer walks into office and takes seat at desk.

D-Day, England - Troops Boarding Ship and Crossing on USS Barnside

Troops march toward camera. CU of heads & helmets. Ship from water & men climbing netting on side. USS Barnside at D-Day invasion. View of other ships, men at guns. Men checking batteries, packing equipment, CU life ring labeled draft dodger. Helping man up rope net. Loading ship with cargo net & stacking boxes. Men sitting on deck, listening, smoking,

D-Day Invasion - [45th Evac. Hospital - Capt. German Nurses]

Captured German nurses out of tents at 45th Evac hospital. US German Nurses. US Medics. Pose for photos; walk off; one waves away camera. Seen eating in tent. US nurse talking with them. CUs. Another shot of them walking out of tent. W/ US male medical officer; into officers mess. Pouring evaporated milk into coffee.

D-Day Invasion - [D-Day Crossing - Church Services - Deck Activity & Preparation]

Priest giving catholic services on board small ship during D-Day channel crossing. Navy men singing. Men praying. Men briefed on board w/ chart & pointer held up in wind. Pointing to Utah Beach area. Men playing cards, sleeping & reading on deck. Reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Men waiting in line for bathroom on deck. Men oiling their boots & guns. Sailors manning guns. Ships around. Men shaving. Freighter with barge of equipment along side. Men with telescope & binoculars. Men painting cartoon on side of ship. Camouflaged ships. Ship burning. Man sick over side of ship. Anti-aircraft gun crew. Men looking at map. Wake of ship w/ 2 men. Anti-aircraft gun firing.

D-Day & Invasion, England to Paris Outtakes

On board British naval ship - various shots at sea

01:03:12 France - chateau two men on balcony - two French men looking at poster Its a Long Way to Rome . US pilot standing next to small monoplane - cameraman and pilot pose for camera.

01:05:25 On board US naval ship - various shots other ships in convoy - high ranking officers.

01:07:40 London - Park Lane ? US press corp in uniform sightseeing - Big Ben - London park - tulips - nice street scene Houses of Parliament.

01:09:21 Football match Services ? at Wembley ? injured among spectators (dark)

01:10:44 US press corp pose with British army officer and wife ?

01:11:30 London Street maybe Oxford Street - shots from moving vehicle - Trafalgar Square - London buses.

D-Day & Invasion, England to Paris Outtakes

At Sea - army and navy officer talking.

France - various shots people posing for camera - street scene in town - beach - French children and civilians relaxing.

17:14:50 - Landing craft - gunner very short - top shot over town and countryside.

17:15:25 - At sea.

17:15:44 France - US Jeeps lined up on dockside (dark). Press corp pose - short shots some flipped of town, countryside, beach and French civilians much unusable - nice shots kids on donkey and family posing on doorstep - Town beside sea


D-Day & invasion, England to Paris Reel Four

Shots countryside - POV jeep (jiggly)

07:39:26 Correspondents swimming in the nude in lake - relaxing by lake

07:40:29 Edward G Robinson talking to troops outside barn where show to entertain troops is held

07:40:56 Rambouillet Town - soldiers milling around - press corps laughing together including George Stevens

07:41:32 Repeated material Edward G etc:

07:42:31 Sign post Versailles 32 Paris 52 - Troops etc towards Paris

07:43:27 Arc de Triomphe - Champs Elysees with crowds (dark)

07:44:17 B/W de Gaulle - snipers - crowds taking cover - French collaborators manhandled by crowds - German POWs.

07:45:29 Col American Troops march down Champs Elysees (dark) shots landmarks and buildings in Paris including Opera .House - crowds on street - Eiffel Tower - going up in lift in tower - shots of Paris - River Seine and buildings. Crowds on street.

07:48:03 Auteuil Race course - horse racing - women in glamorous clothes

07:48:39 Paris - Art gallery in street paintings on display - artist painting street scene in old quarter of Paris

07:49:11 Countryside shots - village - forest of Ardennes

07:49:39 General Collins talking to General Maurice Rose

07:49:58 Units of 3rd armoured division in jeeps etc through streets

07:50:13 Shots happy children posing with troops

07:50:37 Children posing in front of Seigfreid line

07:51:20 POV travelling through country

07:51:31 Germany - Station Aachen Rothe Erde - bomb damaged buildings - few GIs on streets

07:52:11 GIs waiting to be called into action

07:52:23 Shot of propeller from plane window - cemetery - war graves on Normandy beaches

07:52:37 Devastation - buildings in ruins in Berlin

07:53:01 B/W Berlin in ruins

07:53:13 General Eisenhower (Ike) addressing troops - exhibition of weapons and aircraft used by Germans V2 rocket - ME-262 - Jet plane - Japanese Kamikaze bomb plane - Plane built by Germans to bomb New York. Called Alles Kaputt on nose.

07:54:57 Atomic explosion New Mexico (B/W)

07:55:32 Sunset

NB Sound out at 07:56:25

D-Day & invasion, England to Paris - Reel One

London - Big Ben - Houses of Parliament - Westminster Abbey - US servicemen visiting. Marble Arch - crowds - Hyde Park, Speakers Corner. Children s playground, kids on swings, drinking fountain. St Pauls Cathedral- Buckingham Palace, guards on duty. Tower Bridge, Thames tugs with cargo, Fleet street - policeman.

Army camp South of England shots of press contingent in camp, Jack Lieb (cameraman) with shovel - CBS correspondent Larry Laseur. Other press - Gordon Becker - Jack Thompson - Ernie Pyle - Larry O Reilly. More correspondents Clark Lee and Bill Stoneman. Press corps loaded onto small trucks and set off for South Coast - travel through market town.

07:15:24 Plymouth, bomb damage, buildings destroyed - jeeps on the road - Crossroads guards, one British and one American soldier inspects bedroll.

OWI correspondents Wes Haines (Haynes) and Pete Carroll AP press photographer - eating K-rations. Washing hands in river, Pete Carroll taking scenic shots of river etc.

07:17:05 Docks, 101st Airborne Division loading onto landing craft for transfer to larger ships. Close shots smiling troops. Press aboard LCI with Commander of Invasion Group and Captain of LCI Number 5 Lt Patten? 07:18:26 Wes Haines trimming beard and troops of 101st relaxing on deck, one imitates Hitler. Ships mascot puppy having life jacket fitted. 07:19:10 Lt Patten briefing crew re that afternoons sailing, crew waving hats and cheering.

D-Day & invasion, England to Paris Reel Three

Ernie Pyle talking to Signal Corp commander with Bert Brandt and others. Troops moving up up towards Valognes - Heavy transport through village. GIs walking -

07:30:00 Triangles on beach at low tide that had been built to hove mines attached acting as boat traps. Crucifix on church in Barre Fleur ? - small boats in harbour of fishing village.

07:31:00 Fortifications on coastline built by slave labour - lighthouse and forts near Granville.

07:32:16 Haymaking - artillery gun fires from bushes - P-47 taxiing - (St Mere Eglise area ?) loading 500lb bomb on planes - aircraft takeoff

07:33:59 B/W - Planes have mid air collision various shots fighter planes in action - camera gun material explosions etc.

07:35:06 Mont St Michel - Bob Capa of Time Magazine. French woman outside Hotel Poulard - two GIs walk down village street - streets with flags.

07:36:00 Countryside shots - French peasant - GIs sightseeing in monastery

07:36:28 Press correspondents Charles Collingwood, Helen Kirkpatrick and Joe Leibling and Becker.

07:36:58 Ernest Hemingway drinking wine and talking to William (Bill) Walton (Time magazine correspondent)

07:37:25 Group relaxing Bill Stringer in group and sightseeing

07:38:07 Children playing on beach - lovely shots monastery and beach - sunset.

D-Day & invasion, England to Paris Reel Two

LCI no 4 with Commander moving out into channel. Convoy at sea - ships by moonlight - daylight shots convoy.

07:20:50 B/W footage landings taken on board British landing craft with automatic camera. Shots landing on Utah beach. British landing - rifles wrapped in cellophane.

07:21:56 B/W troops shot down on beach

07:22:03 Colour Wes Haines and Pete Carrol carrying equipment walking ashore - troops dig in - aircraft overhead - ships run aground - searching for mines.

07:22:47 MP standing in front of flag Green Beach HQ. Foxholes first night on beach. German POWs.

07:23:31 General Collins talking with men - Press corp eating, Jack Lieb - Larry Laseur and Bob Landry.

07:23:52 Jack Leib on board ship returning to England - cliffs approaching Bournemouth.

07:24:29 B/W footage flying bombs - AA guns knocking out V-1s - Aftermath of buzz bomb attack - digging out wounded

07:25:16 Colour - Jack Leib returns to France on board LST with unit of 3rd armoured division - waiting to land at Cherbourg

07:26:09 Troops constructing slipways on beach - beachhead activity - landing on shore

07:27:03 Top shots Cherbourg destroyed Cherbourg docks and bridge.

07:27:45 French women with flowers - long line German POWs marched along street - one in pram

07:28:26 Portrait of Hitler used as dart board. First official ceremony when General Collins presents Tricolor (French flag) made out of parachute silk to Mayor of Cherbourg.

D-Day Invasion - [M-4 w/ Dozer Blade Through Hedgerows]

M-4 tank with dozer blade clearing hedge row; seen from several angles. 3rd Armored Division. Men into tank from several angles. Start up and go at hedge row.

D-Day Invasion - Omaha Beachhead - Relaxation July 1944

Ships with barrage balloons overhead & military men tumbling on beach. In swim suits. Large landing ships approx. 50 yards off shore. Men swimming. Men blanket tossing each other. Man misses. Run into water & tussle.

D-Day, Normandy, Beach Activities

GVs beachhead - ships at anchor - barrage balloons. German POWs marching in one direction, US troops in the other. Bulldozer on beach. Small craft at sea. LS aircraft overhead. Naval activity. Raft carrying supplies in heavy seas. Top shot deck of landing barge with men and vehicles. Unloading vehicles. Beached ship smoking. Floating debris.

10:58:22 German prisoners. Troops on beach cleaning rifles.

Gateway to Victory

Aerial view D-Day fleet - US troops out of landing craft - beaches. German prisoners. US aircraft dropping bombs - clearing air landing strips - Destroyed gun placements and dead Germans - Captured Germans. British troops advancing inland. Prisoners of War - prisoners onto landing craft and arriving in England. Aerial views Rome. General Clark watching troops marching into Rome. Bombed rail yards. - Poor quality, Incomplete

German Newsreel - D-Day

Newspaper headlines re 6th June. German civilians read newspapers re Allied invasion. Map showing British Isles and coast of France. German aircraft - brief night shot boat signals - communications, radio operators - man tapping morse key - telephone switchboard, German soldier raises alarm - troops at the double grab rifles and run up stairs. Night shots German troops man defences on West Wall fortifications. Anti-Aircraft guns fired - ack-ack. Tracer bullets - searchlights. Activity on board German ship. Explosion as allied ship hit.

12:37:40 Next morning - from the beach of allied ships - big guns fired out to sea. British ships return fire. Big guns loaded and fired. German artillery fired. Gun emplacements. Tank traps on beach. Germans firing artillery and using flamethrower. Machine guns fired.

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German Newsreel - D-Day Reel 2

Machine guns fired from cliff emplacements. Flamethrower. German troops inspect beached landing craft. Camouflaged German tanks moving up. German tanks fire guns. German troops fire machine gun. Explosion. German soldiers run through field. Tanks moving down country road. Parachute in treetop. Wrecked glider / plane. Dead US pilot. US and British prisoners marched along road with hands on head. German soldiers looking at cloth map taken from prisoner. Wrecked gliders and planes in field, CU shots. Germans take jeep out of crashed US aircraft. Canadian prisoners - CU insignia North Nova Scotia Highlanders, Canadian Parachute Battalion. Prisoners, some with injuries questioned by Germans. Insignia Green Howards. Germans with captured personal effects - pay book. Pan down line of miserable looking prisoners.

12:44:07 German soldier looking at sky through binoculars. Anti-aircraft guns fired. Bombers over Caen ? Explosion on ground - ack-ack. German looking through strange binoculars / periscope ? Allied plane shot down. Bombs falling on houses. Vapour trails in sky. US bomber on ground in flames.

12:45:51 Bomb damaged town with very tall monument still standing. Refugees - women and children carry belongings. Bombed city centre, German military trucks on street - refugees with belongings on cart. German tanks on road. German tanks across field infantry in wheatfield. Artillery fired. Germans with captured allied prisoners. Germans inspect wrecked US tank and military equipment.

12.48.29 SS officer and troops driving through field. Panzers and infantry through field. US troops carry wounded comrade. German troops running through town, throwing grenades, firing machine gun. Rocket guns fired. WWII

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Invasion - D-Day

On screen explanation re compilation of material on D-day which has been taken from selected scenes provided by the various services.

June 4th 1944 Soldiers marching and military vehicles heading for ports of embarkation. British soldiers boarding transport ships. Ships leaving port. Mass of ships and boats in harbours of South coast. Military equipment loaded. US troops boarding transport ships. Allied aircraft in flight, night bombing of coast of France.

06.31.27 D-Day, fleet setting sail, CU rocket gun and anti-aircraft guns on board ship. Shipboard service. Men looking at photos of Arc de Triomphe. Ships underway, barrage balloons. Sailor doing message in semaphore. Ships underway. Sailor sends signal message. Men reading message from ?. PT escort boat.

06:33:54 England - Paratroopers walking to aircraft and boarding. Dawn shots aircraft taking off. Ship to air of planes overhead. Air to air, aircraft in formation.

06:35:21 Combined naval fleet in action, guns fired at shore. Gun casings piled on deck.

06:35:38 England - Aircraft lined up on field, AV gliders and tow planes on ground. Tow planes and glider s take off.

06:37:19 Troops down landing nets into landing craft. LS ship exploding. AV aircraft in flight. US destroyer Corrie sunk.

Invasion - D-Day Landings (INV 37)

Crossing Channel (out of focus up to 06:16:00) LS rocket ships firing. Small ships and landing craft at sea.

06:16:42 On the beach - wounded carried on stretchers. Troops in small groups under cliff face. Fleet from shore. Landing on the beaches, men run through sea - LS man shot and falls. Medics treat wounded. Medic treats German POW on beach. German prisoners. Casualty getting plasma transfusion. German POWs on beach. Americans dig in.

Invasion - D-Day Landings (INV 37)

Ships at sea - Eisenhower on board ship.

06:20:27 Montgomery boards ship. USAF in flight over Europe, gun camera, dogfight, German plane explodes, strafing railway line and German aircraft on ground.

06:21:10 Landing crafts hit the beach - men out of landing craft. Men and military equipment ashore - troops wade through sea.

06:23:08 Camera gun, strafing railway lines, explosion. AVs gliders on ground. GV Gliders on grass, troops with bicycles. Troops out of landing craft, beachhead activities. LV Soldier shot as runs up beach. Troops into water as landing craft sinks. Burning German gun emplacement / bunker. German soldier up to neck in ground. Troops moving inland along RR line. Tanks up and past. US troops moving through small town. Dead. Bomb damaged buildings.

06:27:57 (Same as 1275) Patrol walking down street next to churchyard. Locals walking down road - old French man shakes hands with soldier. Armoured vehicle towing gun. Soldiers in ruins of Shrine / Church at Saint Marcouf. Two soldiers crouch behind wall of large house, one raises white flag on rifle. Patrol with German prisoner of war. Pile of confiscated helmets etc.

Invasion - D-Day Related

Bomber through flak. Good shots bombs away over Europe. Explosion on ground. Aircraft in flight formation. Bombing bridges over river. CU bullets in gun turret. Bombs away sequence - explosions, good, fairly low shots. Aircraft in flight.

06:46:30 Planes return to England. Landing. Ground crew remove injured, onto stretcher and into ambulance. Damage to aircraft. Blown tyre, bullet holes.

06:49:18 Airmen walking to hut, bicycles lined up outside.

Invasion - D-Day Related - 9th Division Advance

Road sign St Marie-du-Mont 1k, Carentan 11k. Troops head inland past gliders - down country road. MP directing military traffic. German POWs wearing tags marched down road.

06:51:20 12th June - Aircraft overhead, glider coming in to land.

06:51:51 Slate 11th June - Red Beach - 9th Div. moving to front. Troops carrying rifles marching down country road past glider - legs and feet marching.

06:52:58 German POW explains artillery and points out bullet holes to American soldier. Tow truck towing German truck to staging area. Aircraft and gliders overhead. US troops and military trucks including ambulance advance. German POW explaining artillery to GI.

06:56:18 Men clearing out papers etc. from glider on ground. GI gives V for Victory sign.

06:56:43-47 Black spacing. Troops down road past sign St Marie-du-Mont 1k, Carentan 11k. Rear view as troops enter town, three young locals giving V-sign. Smiling women on doorsteps. Pan down church tower to troops passing. German captured artillery.

Invasion - D-Day Related - Assault Training

US Troops manoeuvre military trucks and equipment, artillery. Jeep, field guns. Soldiers practice driving trucks through narrow gaps. Troops drill on beach, practice loading into landing craft. Landing craft take to sea. Various shots landing craft manoeuvering and hitting beaches.

Invasion - D-Day Related - Battlefield Burial

Army Chaplain reading prayers over grave in field.

Invasion - D-Day Related - Evacuation Hospital

Interior field hospital tent - surgeons operating. Medical. Doctor preparing patient. Operation in progress,

Invasion - D-Day Related - First Aid in the Field

Three men relax and have cigarette under tree - injured man helped to drink. Medical team administer aid.

Invasion - D-Day Related - Medical Aid in the Field

Wounded soldier being given transfusion - group of troops gathered round tree while treatment given.

Invasion - D-Day Related - Vehicles Loaded Aboard Landing Craft

Two men on board ship, one with binoculars, US flag flying. Military truck backs onto ship. Soldiers on decks - soldiers cleaning rifles. Military vehicles winched on board. Heavy vehicles loaded.

Invasion - Gliders Leave England (INV 36)

Aircraft and gliders down runway. Planes and gliders overhead.

D-Day related

Invasion - Troops March to Ships for D-Day Embarkation (INV 36)

US troops down street watched by British policeman. Troops onto landing craft for transfer to transport ships.

Invasion Wounded - D-Day Related

Lifeboat pulling in to quayside. Soldier with arm in sling off boat. Group of American soldiers climb stairs to platform? Wounded carried on stretchers

07:03:27 Unid. woman from US press interviews two RN stokers (almost inaudible) about D-Day.

WWII - Invasion - D-Day - Preparations, Shipboard

Man repairing damaged LCVP. Welder at work. Loading Jeeps w/ drivers aboard ship into hold. LCVPs in water alongside ship. British Jeep lowered to deck. US jeep into hold. Man signalling winch operator. CU of winch operator. Lowering large engine into ??? Troops up gangway from landing boat, carrying stretchers, etc. Cameraman w/ tripod, men w/ rifles. Landing barge arriving at gangway. Line of boats waiting. Heavily loaded troops onto gangway. Men reviewing operation plans over large-scale map. W/ pointer. LS APs in bay.

WWII - Invasion - Practice - England; WWII - Invasion - Actual?

Invasion Practice on English beach. Twin 40mm anti-aircraft crew firing. PA-26 underway at sea (single stack) signalling. Bow view. 02:18:42 LCVP loaded w/ troop stepping off onto gangway. LCPs anchored in background. Men up cargo net out of LCVP. Destroyer of the Livermore Class in smooth seas. Officer speaking into megaphone. LCTs underway toward beach. Onto beach. Tank w/ flotation dropping & firing. Jeep off. LCVPs up onto beach. LCI US 493 toward beach. Men up nets in full battle dress. LCVP pulls up along gangway. (may begin actual D-Day crossing). DE underway very slowly, task force & barrage balloons in background. 02:23:07 ships crossing channel

[WWII - Post D-Day Memorial Service, Cherbourg Peninsula Cemetery, 05Jul44]

INV 391 Service at St. Marie Eglise cemetery w/ wooden crosses & freshly dug graves. Men at attention around edge as Chaplain speaks (MOS). Band, flag. Band playing. Gen. Bradley present. Wreath placed. Rifle salute fired. Bugler playing taps. Men break ranks & look at crosses. American Indian. CU band leader & players.

Commeration Ceremony;

Yesterday s Big Story - D-Day

Troops boarding ships for invasion. Ambulances, tanks aircraft. Eisenhower confers with Montgomery. Convoy crossing Channel. Allied airforces bomb France. Ground to air planes over. Interior aircraft - paratroopers jumping - mass of parachutes in sky. Ships firing guns as troops get into landing craft. Landing on beach - casualities.

01:20:29 Eisenhower - German prisoners of war - POWs.

[D-Day - Invasion Rehearsal]

Shells brought aboard ship by cargo nets from landing craft. Working winch & hooking nets. Landing craft full of soldiers past.

06:01:51 CU & MS Mending rope cargo nets. Troops up gangway of ship carrying shell cases on shoulders. Shore visible behind as they come on board. Officer watching.

06:03:22 CU hand on winch control. Navy officer directing winching of jeep into hold of transport ship.

06:04:31 Top shot landing craft loaded w/ men moving away from ship. Men down cargo nets into landing craft & leaving shipside.

06:05:52 Sandy beach, landing craft beached. Landing craft in shallow water, blimp aircraft fly overhead; pulling landing craft, others bouncing in waves; various shots ships at anchor.

06:06:53 Loading jeep into landing craft. Various shots aircraft.

06:07:58 Top shot landing craft approaching shore, POV from landing craft w/ shots from inside landing craft of jeep driving down ramp near beachhead; probably Slapton Sands. Landing craft circling in tight formation. 06:08:40 Small tank lowered into landing craft. LTC underway. View of shore. Landing craft w/ French (?) flag close past camera in another. Other water level shots of landing craft shots.

WWII Preparations; English Channel; Sailors; Naval officers;

Coast Guard at War - Normandy Invasion Part 1

D-Day + 3, June 9th 1944.

Deserted beaches - damaged buildings - tank traps on beach - damaged landing craft and military equipment

Flashback to January 1944 - Chesapeake Bay landing craft trials / exercises. Men boarding transport ships for England. Feb 1944 Convoys crossing Atlantic - below deck scenes troops relaxing, playing cards, sleeping, reading and writing. Man sewing uniform. March 1944 US troops arrive - training for landing operations - wading ashore on British beach. April 1944 LSTs and LCIs practice landing operations - Naval officers. May 1944 Allied bombing raids over France - bombs away. D-Day - 4 loading ships off Southern Coast of England - jeep loaded by crane. Last minute preparations, man welding. K rations loaded onto ship. D-Day - 3 Somewhere in Southern England troops embark on LCVPs for transport ships. Boarding transport ships. D-Day - 1Troops loaded on LCIs. Soldier on quay looking through binoculars. Housewife in back garden looking. Bombing raids over France . Priest carries out service in open air at port of embarkation. On board ship, Coastguard Officer briefs men - group of sailors including one black sailor. Ships moving out into Channel. Convoy - warships escort. Coastguard flotilla leaving port. Convoy at sea - barrage balloons. Troops on board ship loading machine gun. Shipboard activities - allied planes over. Below decks officers study maps of Normandy beachheads.

Coast Guard at War - Normandy Invasion Part 2

D-Day - Night shots bombers taking off - aircraft in flight formation - dropping incendiary bombs over France. Parachute regiments jumping from planes - sky filled with parachutes. H-30mins Battleships firing, men down landing nets into landing craft. Landing craft heading for shore under cover of Battleship fire. H Hour Landing craft stopped by under water obstacles, troops have to wade waist deep in sea for beach. Larger landing craft approach beachhead, troops waiting. H+65 min Aboard LCIs troops prepare to land - wading through water under enemy fire. LSTs out of enemy firing range waiting to move in. On the beaches, military equipment moving in. LCIs return to transport ships to ferry more troops inshore. LSTs unload supplies on to LCTs - military equipment off loaded. Rhino ferry carrying heavy equipment. Men driving jeeps off landing craft. Mass of troops on the beaches - military trucks. German troops now prisoners of war duck from incoming fire. Coastguard rescue boats searching for survivors - pick up man. Hospital ship, wounded carried on stretchers. Injured man on stretcher transferred to ship along with plasma transfusion drip. Crippled Coast Guard LCI - wounded removed for transfer to hospital ship. Stretchers lowered four at a time onto deck

18:42:44 Pan over beach head - damaged ships. Troops marching inland. LSTs landing cargo - trucks, tanks and military equipment. Barges built especially for D-Day on shore being unloaded. Night shots Anti Aircraft guns / Ack Ack firing at German planes. Day - Artificial harbours. (Mulberry ?) Bad weather, sea lashing against temporary harbour. Men transferring over water using rope to climb along. Damaged ships after storm. Landing barges move out into Channel loaded with German prisoners. POWs back in England board Coastguard transport ship ships at sea carrying POWs to America.

Eve of Battle [Reel 1]

On preparations for the invasion of France. D-Day

German coastal defences being built by slave labour. Gun emplacements and fortifications. German troops marching. Hitler meets Mussolini off aircraft. Brief Yalta conference.

04:02:01 Allied Armies inspected by various -inc. Queen Elizabeth; Polish General Sikorsky. Montgomery at Allied high command meeting.

04:02:36 Shows planes attacking a German submarine. Supplies and equipment being handled at English docks.

04:04:02 Band plays as US troopship arrives in England. US troops march. Night shots, bombers on airfield. Various aircraft take off. Night bombing of Germany - good .

04:05:37 Military vehicles and equipment moved on British roads and rail. Supplies stacked and moved around the country, warehouse storage. Stockpiles of equipment - forklifts. Stacks of barbed wire etc. Steam trains, freight cars. Lines of tanks, trucks, jeeps. Huge supplies of shells / bombs. Ground crews working on aircraft - Black Widow bombers.

04:08:09 Night - searchlight. Night firing of anti-aircraft gund. German plane downed. Barrage balloons, minelaying at sea. British minesweepers at work. Naval convoy.

04:09:02 Good shots Allied planes, bombers and fighters taking off. Bombers in formation. Flak. Cameragun footage, strafing, German plane downed. Daylight bombing of Germany.

Eve of Battle Reel 2

On preparations for the invasion of France. D-Day

Contrails in sky. Allied paratroop training - parachutes. Fighter planes taking off including Mustangs flown by Polish airman and Beacon bombers flown by the Lorraine squadron of the Free French. Mitchell bombers flown by Commonwealth pilots. Marauders flown by Americans. Planes flying low over Engish Channel. Bombing occupied France. Aircraft in flight formation. Good shot plane banks away from camera. Strafing airfields. Bombs dropping, flying through flak. Explosions on ground.

04:14:02. Docks in England filled with waiting ships and boats. Invasion rehearsals, troops boarding ships including American and British soldiers. Tanks and vehicles loaded onto ships. Landing craft underway. AV convoy at anchor. Night shots - soft focus, men down landing nets. Day various shots invasion preparations and exercises. Naval guns and rocket launchers blast coastline (Slapton sands?) Shots from beach as landing craft open and men run out. Good shots men running up beach under fire . Flamethrower used on bunker. Various battle scenes.

OSS Film - German Version of Invasion of Europe - D-Day

Calender 6th June, Newspaper headlines re Invasion, Germans buying newspapers. Map of England and Normandy. Various German messages sent by radio, morse code, signal lights etc. German soldiers at telephone switchboards. Alarm sounds at coastal defence underground installation, German troops running with guns. Germans man big guns on coast of France. Searchlights. Good shots night firing.

04:21:57 Night shots naval guns firing. Day, allied fleet off Normandy, German big guns firing.

04:24:00 Beach at mouth of River Orne - tank traps. Combat on land near village. SS division opposes allied division approaching shore. Allied landing boats on shore.

04:25:05 German tanks assault, some in camouflage. Destroyed allied artillery. US airborne troops captured and lined up. Destroyed British planes. Germans unload US jeep from wrecked plane. CUs British Canadian, Nova Scotia and other insignia on captured soldiers clothes, interrogated.


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OSS Film - German Version of Invasion of Europe - D-Day R2

Various shots German anti-aircraft guns.

Caen, Airborne attack with Germans firing back, seen from ground perspective. Explosion as bombs dropped. Buildings destroyed. Downed plane burning. Monument in Caen.

French civilians in street in bombing aftermath. Refugees with bundles of belongings.

04:30:39 German divisions in camouflaged tanks on road. SS armed division in combat in field. Allied airborne troops arrested in field. CUs US artillery destroyed. Burning in distance. German wounded soldier carried. German armoured tank. Near Bayeux, combat including inside small village.

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War Pictorial - Invasion of France - D-Day

Allied High Command looking at wall map. General Spaatz, Eisenhower and Air Marshal Mallory. British troops boarding transport ship. Massed supplies for invasion. Men boarding ships with bicycles. US troops boarding landing craft. Allied bombardment of Nazi occupied Europe. Planes with special striped markings on wings. Part of invasion convoy at sea. Various shots ships at sea. Cameragun footage allied planes attacking coastal defences. Various bombs dropped. Aerial views coast of Normandy. Beachhead scenes. German prisoners. General Montgomery landing on the beach , speaks with officer.

04:42:50 Evening Standard newspaper headlines Invasion of Europe begins, people buying papers off street vendor. Brief street scenes. Poeple looking up at overhead allied aircraft.

D-Day Crossing - Good colour - sunny!

Landing craft underway, men relaxing on deck. British landing craft underway. Patrol boat underway. USCG - man taking bearing with magnetic compass. Planes flying overhead.

04:45:35 Shipboard church services. Big band playing on deck, men listening.

04:48:20 LCTs underway, breakwater visible in bg. Ships underway, cliffs visible.

04:50:29 Transport ship underway. LCVP attempting to attach to ship in rough weather. Boat finally secured and hoisted aboard transport ship. Men climbing Jacobs ladder attached to boom.

True Glory Reel 1

On the Allied invasion and conquest of Western Europe, 1944-1945. D-Day

General Eisenhower introduces film, praising men of the services and teamwork.

Map of Europe, montage Hitler and Nazis. Coastal defences / West Wall, German officers. Good shots gun emplacements. Map, montage of possible invasion points which were rejected for various reasons. Normandy coastline.

22:04:01 USA - armament productions, London, British war workers. US trucks loaded onto transport ships. Montage military services. Survivors covered in oil are rescued from a freighter sinking in the North Atlantic.

22:05:20 England - Operations room, women putting markers on huge wall map.

22:05:39 US transport ship arrives in Liverpool, crowds on deck and below decks. Band playing as ship arrives and troops disembark. Montage brief street scenes in London - US servicemen sightseeing. other allied forces in London, various forces clubs. Good montage of single soldiers, men and women, of all nationalities on London streets. Exteriors various service mens clubs.

22:07:24 - Military training exercises. Obstacle courses, training landing on beach and scaling cliff face. Hand to hand combat.

True Glory Reel 2

On the Allied invasion and conquest of Western Europe, 1944-1945. D-Day

Military training exercises. Training landing on rocks in rough seas and scaling cliff face.

22:08:45 Map. Germany - Hitler - German Generals with maps.

22:09:19 SHAEF HQ interior, high command meeting. Good night shots British bombers taking off towards cameras. Night and day bombing of Europe. Brief shot agent parachutes into France. One man submarine. Torpedo boats etc returning from Normandy with sand for analysis. Woman at microscope. Man putting camera into reconnaisance plane. Coast of Normandy. Still photographs glued together making relief map. Supplies dropped to French resistance.

22:10:31 Mulberry Harbour launched. Montage supplies readied and stockpiled, men innoculated, ships launched, radio listening for German transmissions. SHAEF HQ, meeting of high command.

22:11:11 Stalin. Roosevelt and Churchill pose after Tehran conference.

22:11:24 Eisenhower, Montgomery and others at wall map. Montage preparations. Montage aircraft bombing and strafing France including RR marshalling yards. Railway lines destroyed. German plane shot down. Map showing Normandy and South Coast of England. German coastal defences, German troops march, Officers at West Wall. Goering inspects troops.

22:13:22 Invasion convoys assemble at Southampton, mass movement of military trucks, troops and materials through countryside and small towns. Transport continues at night by rail and road. Tanks etc loaded onto ships. Troops boarding. British and US men waiting on ships in harbour. Barrage balloons, hills in background. Men briefed on deck and dockside. Aircrews briefed.

22:15::51 Flags run up on ship, officers boarding, torpedo loaded, King George VI on board, salutes sailors.

Signals made with lights. Anchors weighed. Engine room scenes. Convoy sets sail

22:16:44 Eisenhower with camouflaged troops - inspects.

22:17:02 Silhouette shots soldiers moving at dusk. Aircraft, nose paint That s All Brother . Planes take off, almost night.

True Glory Reel 3

On the Allied invasion and conquest of Western Europe, 1944-1945. D-Day

Ships at sea, AV flying over coast of Normandy, Ground to air, planes carrying paratroops fly over. Interior plane, paratroops jump. Fleet at sea. Gliders towed and released behind beaches. Good shots ships nearing Normandy - on board activities. Big guns firing broadsides at Normandy coast. Aircraft over.. Very good aerial shot bombing French coastline, ships pounding coastline, soldiers into landing craft. Shots in British and American crafts as approach beaches. Boats hit the beaches and soldiers out, troops wading through water under fire.

22:21:27 Big Ben - Houses of Parliament, good street scenes London early morning and fairly empty. Brief shot of press briefing - reporters run from room, Newspaper headlines re invasion. Men and women on streets reading papers. Zipper sign re invasion. Sign re invasion day prayers.

22:22:02 Landing on Omaha beach - classic shot man killed. American troops on beach, some wounded and dead. German POWs. Naval ship burning. Medoc gives plasma transfusion next to cliff. Wounded tended to. US troops moving inland.

22:23:00 Germans firing guns etc. German Generals at meeting.

22:23:38 British troops landing at Gold Beach. Troops moving inland under fire , hedgerows, crawling across fields and digging in. Excellent shots British troops making slow progress inland - artillery firing etc.

22:24:36 Montgomery arrives on the beach. British and American troops moving inland. Various shots air support bombing and strafing. Beachhead activities, men looking at maps. Mass of US military vehicles and equipment off loaded, wounded taken on board landing craft. Mortar fired.

True Glory Reel 4

On the Allied invasion and conquest of Western Europe, 1944-1945. D-Day

British troops pinned down outside Caen, firing mortars, sheltering in hedgerows, aiming rifles. Soldier playing with cat. Firing machine gun. Wounded transported on jeeps. US Medics treat wounded in streets. Field hospital, nurses and doctors. Surgeon operating in tent. Blood dripping into transfusion line.

22:28:21 Mulberry harbour activities. Storm. Unloading ships.

22:29:12 Germans moving towards Cherbourg. Allied troops and planes moving inland. Troops sheltering in hedgerows. Troops moving through farmland, cows. French women giving soldiers wine. Street fighting on outskirts of Cherbourg - artillery firing. Cherbourg falls June 25th, General Von Shleben? . German POWs Ruins of Cherbourg harbour destroyed by Germans. Allies making repairs to harbour.

22:31:06 Arming of the Maquis, French resistance activities, firing machine guns. Resistance troops in the mountains holding up German convoys, Blowing up factories.

03:31:39 Oradour Sur Glane - German atrocity, buildings in ruins, dead bodies on streets and in fields. Destroyed church. Bodies under sheets laid out in street, women in graveyards.

22:32:14 Map Normandy detailing Caen. German troops firing artillery. Good sequence in silhouette of battle scenes, tanks across fields, buildings burning. Mass of aircraft fill the sky. Air support bombing around Caen. British troops move into Caen, bomb damaged buildings. Street fighting. Troops run house to house. Few locals on streets.

22:34:39 British and Polish troops moving up South of Caen, battle scenes artillery , tanks etc.

22:35:29 Map detailing St Lo. German artillery firing, Rommel?

The Fighting First Reel 2

On the 1st Infantry Division in World War II.

Training for D-Day invasion - loading onto transport ships. June 6th, allied ships bombarding French coastline. Firing broadsides. US troops down nets into landing craft. Troops landing on Omaha beach, classic shot of man killed on beach. US troops move inland through hedgerows and fields, battle scenes, digging in. Troops waiting in small town for 2nd outfit to arrive. Rest and relaxation, with the locals, helping old lady through rubble. Soldiers getting haircuts.

22:42:41 July 25th - Big bombing raid by allies, battle scenes, engineers dig up mines and clear roadblocks. Various shots troops moving forward on foot and in trucks, eating on the road . The Division enters Coutance, Mortain, Etampes, Meaux, and Soissons and enters Belgium. German POWs . Seigfried Line. Troops take communion - battlefield service. Troops battle for Aachen, 21st Oct. Aachen surrenders. White flag from window, tank rolls over Nazi flag.

22:45:15 Hurtgen Forest battle scenes - snow - big guns firing. Medic tends to wounded. Troops down muddy road.

22:45:54 Troops rest in Belgium before the Ardennes campaign. Battle of the Bulge. Troops move through snowy forests. The Division crosses Remagen Bridge and fights in Germany.

22:47:08 May 1945 at wars end 1st Infantry is in Czechoslovakia. CU faces. CU Infantryman at attention.

Preparations for D-Day - May 1944

Supplies loaded onto truck and checked by US soldier. Camouflaged military equipment in fields. Soldier patrols. Truck arrives at supply depot and loads up. Camp - men queue and strip off for showers. (slightly fogged at edge)

22:52:11 Men using foam to fight heavy fire near residential homes. Flames in building. Firefighting. Oil cans? on fire. Bulldozer using earth to quell flames.

D-Day - Wounded Evacuation

On board ship, lookout wearing anti-glare glasses scans sky for aircraft. Shot from bridge as transport ship beaches. Troops and equipment off ships. Officers on bridge of small ship coming alongside larger ship.

LS Battleship of the Nevada class, camouflaged destroyer passes across screen. Men using hand cranked windlass. CU Bridge area LCI 94, man painting.

02:03:12 RV US Navy and British WACS in group walking in park. Looks like England

02:03:42 Slate and black

02:04:02 At Sea LCI listing in heavy seas. LCI US 492 passes in front of transport ship at anchor. Troops with packs on board transport. Wounded man treated on deck of ship. Wounded man on stretcher transferred to landing craft. Second casuality transferred by stretcher. Blood soaked bandages etc on deck of ship.

02:06:45 Various ships at sea inc. LCU US 199.

02:07:14 Ships at anchor, barrage balloons. Landing craft carrying some wounded. Various ships at sea, coastline of Normandy visible in background.

D-Day - Inspection - Weather Balloon

US 582, LST on beach, ramps laid - trying to get jeeps off landing craft onto sandy beach, sacking and ramps on sand.

Naval and army officers and personel line up on deck. Sailors inspection on deck. Officers inspection. Other nationality sailors inspected. Rating comes on deck with weather balloon, up stairs past man sending semaphore message. Weather balloon secured, readings?. Balloon released and reading taken.

02:13:20 Rest and Relaxation - hands shuffling and dealing playing cards. Below decks, CU various sailors relaxing.

02:14:29 Various ships at anchor. Anti-aircraft guns fired.

D-Day - Normandy Beachhead

Beached LCI, cliffs behind. LCI US 281, men looking over rail. Wreckage on beach. Two DUKW entering water. Transport ship off loading military vehicles, trucks, tanks and halftracks. Beachhead activity - fairly dark, almost silhouette.

02:19:38 Men repaiting ships propeller.

02:20:15 Captain Miles Imlay and Lt. Yonner of coastguards talking

02:20:34 Tank traps on beach. LCI on beach with hole in side. Men looking at damaged beached ships.

02:22:25 German POWs transported in landing craft - long line of men on beach. Men standing by rail of ship drinking coffee.

02:23:43 British LSR with rocket launchers

D-Day + Pre Invasion - Loading Weymouth and Portland

Landing craft laoded with men. Landing craft alongside transport ship and lifted on board.

02:26:24 Military vehicles loading onto LCT, Pub Sailors Return in background. Halftrack boarding .

02:27:16 Military trucks move through wooded area. Top shot harbour with ships at anchor.

02:28:22 Loading half track onto landing craft, tailgate lifts watched by sailors on board. Supply ships. Line of Ambulances on deck of ship. Various loading activities.

D-Day - Towing and Placing Units of Artificial Harbours 8th - 10th June 1944

LS-MS Phoenix units being towed. MS Phoenix units towed to position for sinking. MS Gun crew at stations on Phoenix units.

LS LSTs approach beach.

MS Towing ship to position for sinking.

02:33:55 MS Liberty ship scuttled to form breakwater, ship smoking. MS Tug tows Phoenix unit-

02:36:28 MS Capt. Clark & Lt. Barton.

MS Tugs work on Phoenix units; units being towed into position, other units BG.1

MS Men work with lines on Phoenix units-

Mulberry Harbours.

D-Day - Crossing

LS Four ships underway. British County Class Cruiser underway. Steel barge loaded down with Military trucks etc, land visible in bg. LST US 281 on beach unloading heavy equipment.

05:01:30 Good shots rough seas and stormy water crashing over wreckage. various shots ships lying off coast of Normandy in heavy seas. Steel pier built out into sea.

05:03:50 Man taking signal flags from bag. LST convoy. Two officers on main deck od LST, man looking through binoculars. British LCI. Men on bridge of USCG patrol boat. US flag flying from mast. British MTB tied up to coast guard vessel. Patrol boat underway.

05:06:33 Officer speaking into megaphone. LCI with patrol boat tied up alongside, equipment on deck of transport ship. Patrol boat underway. Liberty ship at anchor in bg. Beached ships. Soldiers with packs along beach. Docked patrol boats. Men run to Anti-aircraft gun, magazine loaded

05:10:04 Patrol boat, cargo vessels at anchor in bg.

D-Day - Recreation / Embarkation / Crossing

Two US sailors and British Wren and Wac in park. Soldiers sitting in park with locals - looks like bowling green.

Ships in dock area of English town. Soldiers with kit boarding landing craft. Column of soldiers arrive at landing pier and boarding landing craft. Soldiers lined up on dock area. LS Part of invasion Task Force.

LS Two Coast Guardsmen aboard LCI.

LS British battleship of the Warspite Class. LS British transport underway.

CU Coast guard HM; Red Cross on his steel helmet. LS Destroyer of the Livermore Class underway left to right.

MLS LCI, loaded with troops, dead in water. Signalman manning 24" signal light on signal bridge.

05:15:54 MS Barrel of open 5"38 caliber mount; man in foul-weather gear on lookout. Transport underway. HA LS Boat crew readying LCM. Anchor lifted, stream of water going down and washing chain. CU Coast Guardsman making splice in line.

05:18:48 Interior to troop's compartments, with soldiers checking rifles, etc. MS Two soldiers cleaning water-cooled, 30 caliber Browning machine gun.

D-Day - Beachhead activity

Beachhead activity - pebbles on beach. Bomb damaged buidling on beach. Ships at anchor with barrage balloons. Shots from patrol boat of ships at anchor. Empty landing craft.

05:23:22 Tug towing mulberry harbour? Various shiping movements. Two men opening cans of sausages.

05:24:20 Cliff on waters edge.

LCI loaded with troops; sunken ships in background. Sunken boat with LCM alongside.

MS British trawler with two barges behind it. MS Patrol boat; sunken ships and another patrol boat in background. Various shots different shipping. Waves washing over sunken ship. Landing craft in very rough water. LCT which has been washed aground; explosion on beach in background. MS British LCT which has been broken in two; American LCT alongside of it.

D-Day - Preparations

Man on liferaft filling barrell with water from jug. Men chipping rust from deck of LCI US-325, painting decks. LCIs underway.

05:30:59 Various ships at sea. Three men man Anti-aircraft gun. LCT aground, rolling hills in BG.

05:32:44 Men looking through binoculars. Barrage balloons. On deck, men sorting ropes and generally making running repairs.

05:34:37 Man painting campaign stripes and red stars on LCI. US-84. Men with Ack Ack gun. Ships at anchor in British bay, looks West country.

D-Day - Invasion - Bombardment - Damage - Shipboard

Battleship bombarding beach USS Texas firing. Various other ships. Sunken ships acting as breakwater, wunded man transfered to landing craft

05:39:50 Men looking at bullet holes and damage on ship, examines shrapnel. Sunken ships forming breakwater on Normandy beach.

05:41:18 Local standing by wrecked ship on beach. German bunker and foxhole. Debris on beach. Men looking out at anchored ships (film dirty)

05:42:44 Coastguard Ensign working on charts. Officer looking through binoculars, framed by porthole.

05:44:44 Officer climbing ladder onto deck. Two officers on deck. Ensign with charts. Signaller using light. Officer and sailor examining ammunition ready box. Swabbing decks. Sailors relax.

D-Day - Invasion - South of France?

Convoy of ships underway. Landing craft beaches, soldiers run up sands. Rock of Gibraltar seen from ship, transport ship passes in FG. Coastline of Spain? Man sending signal with lamp. Landing craft loaded with Free French troops. Landing craft lowered away. More Free French into landing craft. Following patrol boat with red and black flag. Line of landing craft approaching sandy beach. Free French out of craft.

D-Day - First Pictures Invasion of France

Airforces attack France. Bombers - bombs dropped on Normandy, Strafing RR and marshalling yards. Camera gun footage strafing German planes on ground.

01:01:26 England - US paratroopers board planes. General sees transport planes take off in dusk. Men board gliders. British gliders take off. Invasion fleet at sea. Ships bombard French coast. Troops down landing nets. Ship sinking. In landing craft as approaches beach. AV coast of Normandy. Troops out of Landing Craft, classic shot soldier killed as runs up beach. Beachhead scenes, troops under fire, injured on stretchers. Men wading through seas. Stranded landing craft. German POWs. Local with US flag. German wounded tended by medic. Americans in shelter of cliff have wounds tended. Mass bombing - bridge blown up.

01:06:05 Shell damaged house on beach. Heavy equipment moved in. Wounded US soldiers. German prisoners. US troops move inland, question German prisoners. Piles of German equipment. French locals help Americans with directions. GI talking to two children. Troops pose with Nazi flag.

01:07:26 General Eisenhower stands with Montgomery. Ike with Omar Bradley. Wounded arriving back in England.

D-Day - Pre Invasion Manoeuvres - Firth of Clyde, Scotland

Landing craft moving up the Clyde river - cliffs in background. Cargo ship with snow covered hills in bg. Landing craft underway. Soldier sitting on stern of landing craft. Good shot River with snowy mountains, landing craft in distance. Various craft underway, man making semaphore message from stern of leading vessel. Various shots craft underway in choppy water. Troops coming up landing nets of USs Bayfield. Various craft around USS Bayfield. Men up landing nets and ladder onto Bayfield.

[D-Day At Katz Part 1]

Army tents in a clearing in France. Lt. Col Stevens and three other men in uniform by train London Euston - Glasgow Central

11:27:59 At sea, Stevens and other on deck of warship, HMS Belfast. Other ships in convoy, barrage balloons. Stevens looking out at invasion fleet.

11:29:55 Good shots ships guns firing with puffs of orange smoke. Various shots ships underway.

111:30:47 men at stations, Man with red cross armband and wearing protective hood and gloves looking through binoculars. Sailors on deck with empty shell casings. Good panning shots invasion fleet with barrage balloons. Officers on bow of ship, high shot men on deck.

11:32:42 George Stevens looking through 35mm camera on tripod. Aircraft overhead. Stevens wearing helmet and life vest on landing craft.

11:33:20 Building on shore - sign Beamieaes, pan along buildings on shoreline. Beachhead activity, includes British troops?. Bomb damaged buildings.

11:33:51 Sign Route Interdit Vers S Aubin, Stevens with camera unit setting up with Canadian or Australian troops? Troops sit in front of tank with mine flails holding sign in German re mine field.

11:34:24 Camera crews filming activity outside Beamieaes. Man labels film can. Various shots filming and moving tripods etc.

11:35:34 Captain? of ship. Flags, red flag and flag of St George flying from ship. Naval officer and man chatting and smiling. Crew looking ashore using telescopes.

11:36:04 Injured men on stretchers lifted aboard ship.

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Includes footage from the George Stevens Collection at the Library of Congress


D-Day - Preparations and Invasion 5th - 7th June 1944

US troops with battle packs going below decks of transport ship. Various shots boarding. Group of soldiers on deck of ship, one with binoculars. Woman in back garden of house looking through binoculars. Officer speaking to men, army and anvy on deck of ship.

01:31:35 Good shot convoy underway, US flag to right of picture flying from stern of camera ship. Various shots invasion fleet underway.

01:33:42 DUKW and other vehicles moving across sand (dark)

01:34:20 Beachhead scenes, troops move up beach. Some soft focus. Bulldozers, DUKWs and other vehicles moving around beachhead.

01:36:55 German soldiers marched along beach. POWs in barbed wire enclosure (soft focus)

01:37:29 POWs closer shots in wire enclosure.

01:38:04 Beachmaster with white flag. Troops off LCU, wading through water and up beach.

D-Day - Invasion Omaha Beach

Trucks and other military vehicles move off beachhead. Various vehicle movements on beachhead.

D-Day - Invasion - Capture of Isigny

Military vehicles outside small town. Town square with US troops, medic speaking to local woman and priest. Casualty on stretcher. Few locals in square.

01:42:10 Constructing temporary bridge. Cobbled street scene, fre US soldiers walking around. Military truck down road followed by jeep with Red cross flag. Bulldozer clearing rubble from bombed out house. Firebrigade - people looking at bomb damage. Vehicles and locals on bicycles cross temporary bridge.

D-Day - Invasion - 128th Evacuation Hospital, France

Military ambulances outside tents. Walking wounded arrive by ambulance, out and into tents. Stretcher cases into tents.

01:45:03 Interiors - unusable.

01:45:41 Sign Laboratory - medics sitting at microscopes.

01:46:06 Ambulances bring more wounded. Stetchers and walking wounded.

D-Day - Unloading and Debarkation Operations off Omaha Beachhead

Loaded rhino barge heading for beach, top shot wounded in landing craft being transferred to ship. Various landing craft loaded with troops heading for beach. Jeep and trucks off craft. Rhino barge.

01:51:34 Wounded German prisoner lifted on stretcher onto ship. Wide shot beachhead area with barrage balloons and ships at anchor. Various ships moving around bay area. Smoke visible rising from shoreline. Concrete barge with mounted gun towed.

[D-Day At Katz Part 2]

England - Six men and officers walking along docks pre-embarkation for D-Day. Mass of different ships and craft tied up at dock flying US flags. Officer, possibly Capt. Holly Morse, and other standing on dockside.

11:38:46 France - Stevens digging foxhole with another man. Men eating on camp table outside tent. Various shots soldiers in camp.

11:40:13 Sign - Bridge under fire, Stevens turns to camera and signals to go forward. Jeep and military trucks move down road. Very good shot truck towards camera in half light with soldiers walking, bombed out buildings on side of roads. Ambulance truck towards camera through devastated town / village.

11:41:16 Jeep arriving at dock area Cherbourg. Group of four standing next to German sign ?verboten.

11:41:37 Pan down twin spires of church, Stevens and others leaving church. Large French flag hanging from balcony of building. Various shots activity in town. Roadsign Caen 18k, Paris 240k. Stevens and other walking down road with young French boy. War monument. Stevens with British? officer.

11:43:00 Stevens and Moffat walking to airfield. RAF planes on ground. British or Canadian officer with Stevens showing fighter plane. Stevens climbs into cockpit of Hawker Sea Fury. Officer explaining. Bombed out hangars, smoke rising in distance. Group round jeep inc. British? soldier. Bombs on side of road. Jeep drives off. Stevens and others filming advancing troops. Good shots tanks passing down leafy lanes. Stevens and other having mugs of coffee and army field breakfast by jeep. Camel cigarettes. Trucks loaded with men advance down country road. Dead horse at side of road.

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Includes footage from the George Stevens Collection at the Library of Congress


D-Day At Katz Part 3

Jeep arrives in severely bomb damaged town. Camera crew. Huge hole in wall of Hotel du Lion. Road sign Carantilly 4k / Cerisy-la-salle 10k. Good shots trucks loaded with troops moving forward. Tanks moving forward. Stevens and Sgt. Hamilton looking at shell casing, walking through ruins of bombed out church.

11:49:23 Stevens looking at stretcher containing dead German soldier. CU dead Germans. Tracking shot past medics giving aid to wounded.

Stevens and others with three GIs dressed in German Panzer SS uniforms. Stevens and others driving to campsite, sign Spec. Cov. Unit. Various shots campsite men sitting around listening to radio. Camp signpost with signs pointing to London, Paris New York Berlin and Shirley..

11:52:51 Bombed out cathedral and town.

11:53:34 General Montgomery presenting medals to US soldiers. Underlit shot of 3 star general and other officers. Generals and Monty.

11:54:13 General Patton wearing pearl handled pistols, laughing and talking with British including Monty. Camera crew. Various shots General reading a citation ? Good shots cameras both still and movie recording event.

11:55:35 GIs at campsite getting packages, cigarettes and candy. Men on parade in campsite. Various shots camp activity. Men looking up towads sky. Chow time - men waiting with steel mess kits.

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Includes footage from the George Stevens Collection at the Library of Congress

D-Day + Crossing

Top shot as troops leave landing craft and board USS Bayfield (APA-33). Destroyer underway. Landing craft underway, coastline visible in bg. Landing craft heading for shore, Troops off landing craft

01:21:09 US troops climb landing nets onto transport ship. Various ships at sea, choppy seas. Convoy underway. Three officers, one USCG and two army, on deck of ship, Ship pulling transport raft loaded with men and equipment. (some out of focus) Various ships under way - very grey day.

[D-Day At Katz - Part 4]

France, SPECOU? campsite activities ct d - Serving chow at campsite - chewing gum, toothpaste and Camel cigarettes distributed into soldiers helmets. Two men digging hole (underexposed). Messenger jeep delivering mail and rushing off - almost runs over idling soldier. Moffat and others eating. Irwin Shaw. Men queuing with steel mess kits and sitting on ground eating. Tents. Sign on jeep SPECOU 3 . Boxes of supplies piled. Men in boxer shorts and others bare-chested - soldier offers other cigarettes from King Edward cigars box - soldier smoking cigarette.

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Includes footage from the George Stevens Collection at the Library of Congress

[Salvage Operations In Harbour]

Cherbourg - Coast Guard cutter & British PT boat alongside dock. Two French kids in harbour looking at boats. Small crowd gathered outside Town Hall. US ships in harbour. German prisoners repair cement mixer. US Navy party arrives at harbour by sign US Navy Boat Landing . Tanker alongside dock. Man showering outdoors. Pipes. Destroyer with stern blown off. MCU German prisoners at work on cement mixer and smoking cigarettes.


[Bombardment of Peleliu, D-Day]

15Sep44 Mast of battleship with flags flying. Ships at sea (very foggy).

Officers aboard ship looking through binoculars. LS Destroyer? and landing crafts? around. LS island and smoke from bombardments. LS landing crafts approaching island. Officers aboard ship looking through binoculars.

[Peleliu Advance - Colour]

Peleliu D-Day +1 - POV from advancing landing craft moving towards battleship. Camouflaged ships firing.

Slate: D+1 day at Transfer line supplies. Marines disembark .

Orange? Air Strip (slate) strafed at - tanks on airstrip in flames. Marines inspect wrecked tanks.

Marines advance inland amidst ravaged palm trees. Resting. Firing gun. Unwrapping shells for gun. Marines lying down for a rest. Field telephone with switchboard.

D-Day Philippine Operations

20Oct44: LS smoke over forest on shoreline. Aircraft above, bomb dropped. VS [US?] battleships offshore, guns firing. LS ship w/ camouflage paintwork.

16:47:45: Trio of battleships. Explosions on island. Several ships at sea.

16:50:11: MS two battleships refueling, decks lined w/ Marines. CU guns firing from ship. Empty shells on deck. Battleship firing towards island or at aircraft.

16:51:26: 22Oct44: VS unid. senior USN / Marine officer w/ three-star beret and other officers w/ map. Talking to Filippino officer en route to shore. Officer w/ other senior personnel meeting Marines / inspecting supplies. Gen. MacArthur w/ peak cap and sunglases arrives and chats w/ colleagues. Officers on transport boat and in Jeep.

16:53:56: MacArthur inspects Marines at ceremony outside official building and makes speech on steps w/ Philippine PM.

Pacific War.

Army-Navy Screen Magazine #21, 1944 [Reel 2]

Marine cameraman shows Navy cadets? his footage of US invasion of Bacio? Island in Pacific atoll of Tarawa:

VS Catholic priest holds Mass aboard ship in convoy. Ship s steward poses w/ cake w/ A jungle plus coconut tree equals JAP so keep your eyes OPEN in frosting. Marines w/ operation map on deck.

09:20:20: D-Day, 20Nov44: VS naval bombardment of Japanese submarines. AV Marines loading powder charges onto landing craft. Battleships firing on Tarawa. US aircraft above. Smoke above island. Landing craft / AmTracks w/ Marines approach shore; gasoline dump exlodes. Higgins boat caught on reef, Marines wade to beach and take cover. Marines use machine guns, some advance past beach and use flamethrowers to rout Japanese from blockhouse. Snipers take out Japanese soldiers attacking US machine gun positions on beach. Dessimated island scenes.

09:25:09: Stretcher bearers w/ wounded. Stretchers loaded onto rubber rafts for transport to Higgins boats. Marine throws grenade into foxhole. Vars corpses of Japanese Imperial Marines in foxholes and gun placements.

09:26:33: Surrendering Japanese soldiers stripped and guarded by Marines. Korean PoWs. Scenes of wrecked beach and captured Japanese guns. Marine gives stray Kitten water under tank. Marines wash. Steamrollers prepare landing strip for bombers. Bomber pilot Bill Kelly. Marines salute as US flag raised.

Pacific War.

D-Day, Northern France

INV 44 VS US troops land on Utah Beach. WS beach w/ troops and landing craft offshore. Troops climb up sand bank, advance inland. VS wounded troops on stretchers in Red Cross field hospital; stretchers loaded onto truck.

20:03:03 Warships and landing craft near beach, explosion in water? PoWs w/ hands on heads pass camera, move up beach and herded into group [airship in sky]; landing craft in BG. Medics w/ Red Cross armbands administer blood plasma to wounded. C-47 aircraft fly over, towing gliders in silhouette.

20:04:53 Field hospital; soldier w/ bandaged head; CU patches of 101st and 82nd Airborne; medic feeds wounded from can.

20:05:21 Troops climb from ship into landing craft; landing craft full of troops approaches shore; hatch opens, troops wade to beach. Line of troops dig trench below sea wall, some advance inland. Good.


D-Day - Mulberry Harbour

Testing of breakwaters & concrete barges [ Phoenix caissons] - part of giant Mulberry Harbour constructed in Portsmouth / Southampton, England, for D-Day landings. LS Mulberry harbour. Men climbing on top Mulberry harbour; tug boat alongside Mulberry. Mulberry / caisson towed out to sea.

13:48:58 Shipyard scenes - Mulberry harbour under construction. Sailor w/ binoculars on tugboat. Mulberry harbour moves at sea towed by ship; harbour floats past camera. Men on Mulberry. Gun mounted on top.

13:52:45 Men opening valve and water rushing into concrete compartments of caisson. Measuring marks.


D-Day Invasion Harbour after Storm - Unloading

Ships at anchor, barrage balloons, small boats and landing craft moving around. Equipment lowered by hoist into launch. Beachhead shot from ship. LS convoy of trucks heading fro beach. Military equipment being transported to beach. Beached and sunken ships and equipment. Dented hull of ship (US-497) Unloading crates. Small tanks off transport ship. Beached US-87. Wrecked ships and vehicles. Beachhead, troops, destroyed buildings. DUKW to shore.

D-Day Invasion of Normandy France - Storm

Waves breaking over concrete block ships and scuttled ships in harbor at Normandy, barrage balloons overhead, rough seas. Liberty ship in harbour. Other ships at anchor.

Enlisted man working his way across line between two ships - other men aid him aboard.

High waves breaking over block ship; craft in B/G. Various ships at anchor. LS Normandy beach with bomb craters and barrage balloons; PAN along coastline - shipping beached - vehicles underway on beach.

Coast Guard Rescue boat on beach; man walking in. Half-track with trailer in tow - beachhead activities. Overlooking beach, scuttled and floating craft. Line of troops coming up beach from water. Beach area ships; trucks in F/G. Wrecked LCMs in pile on beach. Beach area; men on beach.

03:26:57 Line of troops marching in full battle dress along road; ships in B/G. Shipping on beach.

03:27:43 Hospital ship underway in harbour - other craft underway also. Aircraft - B-24 landing on beach; barrage balloons overhead; shipping in harbor. PAN C-47 landing.

LST, with LCIs tied alongside; LST has damaged stern. MS English officer on deck of rescue boat.

MS C. G. officer on bridge of boat; PAN, of English officers on boat. Rescue boat entering harbour.

D-Day - Invasion - Omaha Beach after Storm (Arc card 21st June 1944)

Sunken, beached and damaged shipping. Temporary bridge buckled in sea. Wrecked military vehicles still on scuttled landing craft. Damage to pontoon. Beached ships, ruined supplies. Sailors clearing up - British sailor from HMS ? American soldiers cleaning up beach, moving oil drums and cans. Scuttled ships, one still making smoke. Wreckage on beach. Soldier looking out to see, small craft at anchor. Sea breaking on pebbles of beach. Rough sea, waves crashing. Top shot beachhead activity and sunken ships.

D-Day - Invasion - Shipboard Service

Catholic mass held for service men on deck of ship.

03:40:40 Ammunition lowered by cargo net into waiting landing craft. Soldiers down netting into craft. Brief shot men kneeling at religious service.

03:41:47 Troops boarding cameraship. Landing craft underway. Destroyers at sea. Two battleships. Three soldiers including two star general talking on deck of ship.

03.43.40 Small craft towards beach. Troops out of landing craft and wading through sea.

03:44:28 Machine gun nest. Field communication centre surrounded by sandbags. Machine gunner loading ammunition. Group of soldiers in sand dunes relaxing, some smoking, making coffee. GV Beachhead. Barge close to shore, troops in water. Bulldozers and trucks on beach.

Invasion of France- D-Day

General Eisenhower and his aides map the Normandy invasion standing in front of huge wall map. Allied leaders, General Spaatz and Air Marshal Mallory. British and allied troops board invasion ships. US troops march to landing craft. Allied planes bombing Nazi occupied Europe. Invasion fleet at sea. German coastal defences bombarded by allied aircraft using rockets. Bombs away over France. AV coast of Normandy. POV from inside German gun emplacement of beachhead. Medic tends wounded. German prisoners. General Montgomery landing on the beaches of Normandy.

08:09:18 England - Newspaper headlines, Evening Standard Invasion of Europe Begins . People reading newspapers - buying paper from news stand. Milkman looks up as planes fly over. Policemen look up at aircraft. Montage people looking up.

Army-Navy Screen Magazine, #21, 1944 [Reel 2]

Marine cameraman shows Navy cadets? his footage of US invasion of Bacio? Island in Pacific atoll of Tarawa:

VS Catholic priest holds Mass aboard ship in convoy. Ship s steward poses w/ cake w/ A jungle plus coconut tree equals JAP so keep your eyes OPEN in frosting. Marines w/ operation map on deck.

13:20:20 D-Day, 20Nov44: VS naval bombardment of Japanese submarines. AV Marines loading powder charges onto landing craft. Battleships firing on Tarawa. US aircraft above. Smoke above island. Landing craft / AmTracks w/ Marines approach shore; gasoline dump exlodes. Higgins boat caught on reef, Marines wade to beach and take cover. Marines use machine guns, some advance past beach and use flamethrowers to rout Japanese from blockhouse. Snipers take out Japanese soldiers attacking US machine gun positions on beach. Dessimated island scenes.

13:25:04 Stretcher bearers w/ wounded. Stretchers loaded onto rubber rafts for transport to Higgins boats. Marine throws grenade into foxhole. Vars corpses of Japanese Imperial Marines in foxholes and gun placements.

13:26:30 Surrendering Japanese soldiers stripped and guarded by Marines. Korean PoWs. Scenes of wrecked beach and captured Japanese guns. Marine gives stray Kitten water under tank. Marines wash. Steamrollers prepare landing strip for bombers. Bomber pilot Bill Kelly. Marines salute as US flag raised.

WWII. Pacific War.

[D-Day - Invasion Rehearsal]

Shells brought aboard ship by cargo nets from landing craft. Working winch & hooking nets. Landing craft full of soldiers past.

00:11:12 CU & MS Mending rope cargo nets. Troops up gangway of ship carrying shell cases on shoulders. Shore visible behind as they come on board. Officer watching.

00:12:45 CU hand on winch control. Navy officer directing winching of jeep into hold of transport ship.

00:13:53 Top shot landing craft loaded w/ men moving away from ship. Men down cargo nets into landing craft & leaving shipside.

00:15:14 Sandy beach, landing craft beached. Landing craft in shallow water, blimp aircraft fly overhead; pulling landing craft, others bouncing in waves; various shots ships at anchor.

00:16:15 Loading jeep into landing craft. Various shots aircraft.

00:17:19 Top shot landing craft approaching shore, POV from landing craft w/ shots from inside landing craft of jeep driving down ramp near beachhead; probably Slapton Sands. Landing craft circling in tight formation. 00:18:02 Small tank lowered into landing craft. LTC underway. View of shore. Landing craft w/ French (?) flag close past camera in another. Other water level shots of landing craft shots.

WWII Preparations; English Channel; Sailors; Naval officers;

D-Day - Normandy Invasion - Good colour

Ship US 555 LCI grounded. CU woman officer. Body floating in sea. Top shot deck of transport / hospital ship as wounded brought aboard by hoist.

06:31:00 Good shots stormy sea smashing against harbour.

06:31:12 Ships tied up in harbor. Troops walking to shore from landing craft - wrecked jeep in foreground. Soldiers feet as shell casings fall around him.

06:31:39 G-A Aircraft in formation fly over

06:31:51 On board ship - prayers - priest conducts service. Sentry

06:32:33 Channel - small ships - barrage balloons over harbour. Sea defences. Troops into landing craft. Soldiers wade to shore. Rescued enemy pilot? climbing onto ship. Landing craft into harbour. Wake from boat.

06:34;25 Black troops loading crates onto truck. Beachhead activities. Stormy sea smashing against grounded ship. Body into landing craft. Shot of destroyer? taken from shore. Beachhead activities.

06:36:48 On board ship - firing anti-aircraft guns. CU officer. roops on deck. Shot of shoreline with barrage balloons. Various shots ships at sea. Officers on turret of US 84 with binoculars. Troops on shore. CU sailors.

06:39:41 Stormy sea smashing against harbour wall. Various shots landing craft.

06:40:34 On board ship firing Ack Ack gun.

D-Day - Beachhead to Berlin - Colour

LS LCMs approaching beach; smoke on the beach in bg.Landing craft hitting the beach, ramp splashes in water. HA LS Overlooking the beachhead, troops going ashore through boat traps LCI loaded with troops, underway. GtoA LS Two motor bombers flying overhead.

06:41:57 Troops standing around on ship. Landing craft underway in water; troops in fg, on camera ship. Three men bailing out with buckets. LCVPs approaching beach through boat traps. Dead man floating in the water; AKs in B/G. SC (sub chaser) coming toward camera; MS Wounded man given medical aid by two men. Tattered American flag flying from ship; SC in B/G.

Troops coming over the side of an APA on cargo net into landing craft. LCVP at rendezvous point.

Troops in an LCVP as it gets underway.

06:44:04 Self-propelled barge loaded with trucks, troops, and equipment, headed for the beach. Sandy beach and legs of men passing by. Wounded men lying around on stretchers on board ship. Men on deck of an LCT, lying on stretcher; men leaning over rail of camera ship. Beachhead activity

LST pulls up on the beach; truck drives out to join other vehicles on beach; men also on beach.

06:46:15 LCT on beach with ramp down unloading field ambulances. Jeep backs around on beach

MLS 6x6 truck comes onto beach from LOT and drives out of scene; another LOT in bg.

06:47:07 DUKW drives up onto beach - DUKW loaded with supplies comes up onto the beach - cargo ship and others in B/G.

Crew on DUKW as it pulls onto beach loaded with supplies.

[D-Day 6-6-44] Pt. 1 of 3 ?

D-day, officer walks thru corridor & enter door w/ sign: Office of Supreme Commander General Dwight. D. Eisenhower. CU book label - Ourline plan for Invasion of N.W. Europe. Men load camera onto twin-engine aircraft. CU propeller, plane takes off, aircraft in the air, man w/ team of horses ploughing field.

05:44:10 Hitler w/ other officers at the table in railroad train car, look at the map, officers smile. French man in farm yard, plane in sky, cameraman looks down, LS from the plane to the ground, LS coast line, picture taken

05:44:38 Man collects film from plane & taken by sidecar motorcycle; officers enter camp tent.

05:44:50 Plane takes off at night, int. aircraft men prepare to jump, LS car on the country road, LS parachute jump, boxes of equipment thrown out, parachutist lands, LS boxes w/ parachutes in the air, men collect boxes from field, load them into truck & cover w/ branches.

05:46:12 Allied expedition planning committee at meeting table. Bombers in air, LS down to the coast, various shots of fighter planes, flak, bombs dropped. LS explosions on ground. CU pilots, bombs dropped, explosions. British bombers in formation. View of machine gunner position.

05:47:43 Britain. Women checking & packing parachutes, fold them, tie ropes. Welding, bolting & assembling Mulberry units & launched. Arriving GIs, in the port, exit the ship. March on dock.

05:48:31 CU Montgomery, Sir Arthur Tedder & Eisenhower at army base, army cars & equipment parked on big field, soldiers inspect tanks, long lines of artillery. June44 soldiers on motorbikes, army cars, military cars convoys on the road, DUKWs, drive thru city, train thru countryside, train arrives at night.

05:49:30 02Jun44 CU fighter planes loaded w/ artillery, airmen paint aircraft's. CU men painting white star, troops at the invasion port board ships, military trucks, tanks drive onto LSTs & other ships.

05:50:10 03Jun44 Submarines on water, ships wait as operation on hold because of the weather warnings LS many ships, CU soldiers read small booklets about France.

05:50:49 Eisenhower w/ ?? out of building, walk towards car, on 5th of June air force division briefed, sit on ground, listen to commander. American GIs prepare, load guns, grenades into pockets, sharpen knives & throw them at cartoon of Hitler, jeep onto plane. Continued...

WWII Normandy Invasion; Operation Overlord;

[D-Day 6-6-44] Pt. 2 of 3 ?

Soldiers prepare to leave, blacken & paint faces. CU soldiers w/ faces painted black, board aircraft; soldiers at night next to plane. Planes taking off, in the air. Ships crossing at night, soldiers look up to the planes in the dark sky, paratroops prepare & jump out of planes, LS parachutes in the air .

05:53:24 British bombers over Dover drop tin foil. Radar & broken tower. CU German officer w/ binoculars to sea. CU ships, war planes in the air, shooting from both sides, explosion in the water near ships, various shots of firing ships, soldiers w/ binoculars on the ship & on the ground, intense shooting, black smoke from the ship, soldiers on landing craft approach the coast, fighter bombers in the air.

05:55:11 Soldiers in landing craft approach shore, jump out; shoot, various shots of forces exiting ships & boats. Fighting resistance, various shots of soldiers take over coast, group off German officer give up w/ hands in the air, fighting in city, ship on the fire.

05:56:35 London, Big Ben in the fog, double deck bus on road, tanks, street scenes, statue of Abraham Lincoln. CU plan of D-day, narration reads out D-day attack plans under command of Eisenhower.

05:57:30 Large airfield. w/ reinforcement fighter planes & troops depart; soldiers enter aircraft. CU writing on the plane: Now it s our turn, you ve had yours you German ..(last word wiped off), planes set off, shot down to the glider planes on airfield. planes in air, view of coast line, various shots of the planes in the air. Gliders

land in fields, soldiers off planes. Battle field, German tanks fight back, shooting, explosions, British soldiers run thru city, march on the field. Landed planes on field, Mulberry harbor started w/ constructing the port, shot of the long bridge across water.

05:59:34 CU Winston Churchill inspects new port w/ Montgomery, soldiers, officers in the port.

05:59:44 16Jun44 Montgomery & officers salute King George VI arrival in France, climbs down stairs & shakes hands w/ Montgomery; rubs his hands, shot of officers incl. Tedder. New army base construction, tractors work on field. Army officer in pub (?), French troops pack bags & leave army barracks for France. Soldiers board aircraft, planes on runway, in the air, fly over channel, Pluto pipeline being laid. LS planes fly low over the channel, shot from low flying planes to the ground, fly over the fields, villages.

WWII Normandy Invasion; Operation Overlord;

[D-Day 6-6-44] Pt. 2 of 3 ?

Tanks & troops on country road, soldiers run behind tanks. Fighting in streets, CU soldiers, explosions. Camouflaged soldiers run thru woods, throw grenades, load guns & shoot. Field artillery, tanks, farmhouse on fire, shots of the battlefield; as weather gets better Air Force joins in battle, officer w/ cigar looks up in the sky, air force planes lift up from the runway.

06:03:29 CU camouflaged watch tower, fighter planes in air, soldiers on ground run for cover, explosions, fire, shot to ground from aircraft. Soldiers hiding in field, black smoke from tank, shooting, smoke, cars, houses on the fire, CU heavy field artillery, shooting.

06:04:20 Group of German soldiers surrender, walk w/ hands up, war prisoners on road, shots of crushed cars on the roadsides. City ruins, tank thru city ruins, German army medics help injured in the rubble. Destroyed city, broken down cars, group of officers look at dead soldiers lying on the street, grave yard.

06:05:08 French flags hang out of windows, smiling people run on the street, officer incl. Charles de Gaulle march on streets of liberated city, people gather, shake hands, look out of windows.

06:05:47 CU grave of unknown soldier w/ helmet on the cross. LS plane on runway, Allied forces, pilot shakes hand w/ De Gaulle, soldiers bathe, fix aircraft, do laundry, sit around in the sun, joke w/ kids, cow next to the plane

06:06:21 1 month after D-day, various empty gliders, LS cleared beach, CU crosses in grave yard, empty airfield. Incomplete?

WWII Normandy Invasion; Operation Overlord;

[Allied Beachhead, Cherbourg, France]

High aerials over beach, fields w/ light clouds.

18:45:39 Landing craft & LSTs moving toward shore w/ wake seen through light clouds.

18:46:48 Over land, roads & farms.

18:47:44 Beach thru light clouds before landing (no ships visible). (GOOD)

18:50:44 High view over water, small boats (?) & occasional ship visible.

18:52:05 Many ships towards shore, then clouds.

WWII Invasions - Normandy; English Channel; D-Day 1944;

[D-Day Special] R1 of 2

Army - Navy Screen Magazine #32

Intro title re June 6, 1944 & introducing General Joseph T. McNarney, Deputy Chief of Staff... Sitting at desk: June 6th is the day that will be marked in the memory of every man & woman in the world...

21:23:51 Men marching out of camp, into landing craft, ships in channel w/ barrage balloons above. Pan over camouflaged ships; men sleeping, reading invasion book on France, comic books, bibles. Men cooking on shipboard & eating on hood of jeep. Signal on bridge of ships as they begin moving across.

21:25:40 Gliders w/ British markings, paratroopers issued rations, checking on motorcycles. Loading magazines w/ bullets, checking pistols, guns, loading hand grenades, sharpening knife. Load gliders w/ jeeps, artillery. Men blacking faces, march to gliders who wave goodbye. Briefing outside planes; put on life jackets. Gen. Brereton seeing men off. Salute goodbye, 9th Air Force C-47 planes taking off. Planes in flight over English Channel.

21:29:17 Planes over German coastline, dropping bombs & explosions (GOOD)

WWII - Invasion - France; Normandy; 06Jun44;

[D-Day Special] R2 of 2

Army - Navy Screen Magazine #32

Ships across English channel seen from air; overhead planes in formation. View from water of fleet; man on phone; ships open fire. Small amphibious carft & landing craft to shore; men in landing craft. Ships firing. Men out of landing craft (minimum of scratches). Men out of landing craft (no scratches). Men coming onto beach, hit & falling. View ashore, men round cliff at water edge. Men digging into sand, wounded; planting dynamite. Ships floundering.

21:32:28 Wounded carried around cliff on stretcher; medic w/ plasma bottle; wounded treated. German POWs in mcu sitting on pebble beach.

21:33:07 Ships w/ Eisenhower s flag; Ike, Gen. Bradley up onto ship w/ Ike. Montgomery arriving on shipboard & standing w/ Ike & Bradley.

21:33:49 Gen. Clark on window sill w/ map & troops in Rome, view of streets on 03Jun06 as Germans leaving, riding bicycle. Aerial of road in Germany w/ convoy.

21:34:25 Allied troops moving into Rome, Signs, around fountain. Across bridge w/ St. Peter s behind, tanks & GIs marching down street toward colliseum; w/ Scottish bagpipes, convoys coming in. People greeting, applauding, waving, laughing (GOOD). Tearing down German anti-American posters. Tank in front of Victor Emmanuel Monument. St. Peters square crowd, Pope on balcony giving blessing; cheering crowd. Bells ringing.

21:37:15 Sign: Saint-Marcouf w/ GIs marching past w/ machine guns. French talking to them. Troops resting by fence, houses. GI talking to kid, walking past sculpture. The End.

WWII - Invasion - France; Normandy; 06Jun44; Liberation;

[Eisenhower Inspects US Troops In France & England, Jun-Jul44]

INV 332 [M-306] Wreckage of Cherbourg harbor, 01Jul44. LS from hilltop of French countryside, smoke cloud in distance. US? soldiers walk thru village.

05:01:31 INV 333 Convoy of US jeeps pass w/ Generals Eisenhower & Bradley, visit 2nd Inf. Div. near Cerisy-la-Foret, 02Jul44; Gens talk w/ officers inc. Gen. Gerow, Maj. Gen Robertson (in sunglasses) & George P Hays; Eisenhower past camera in jeep, salutes. MCU Eisenhower w/ second cousin, Sgt. GC Etherington, Abilene, KS of the Chemical Warfare Section [M-191]. CUs 2-star General & soldier (Etherington?). Ike & Bradley tour camp HQ. GOOD MCU Ike.

05:04:14 B 495 06Jun44 US troops of 1st Inf. Div. & 5th Engineers Specialist Brigade prepare for D Day on ship near English coast; perform calisthenic exercises on shipboard.

05:05:09 05Jun44 Load demolition charge into LCVP. Exercises. Sailor loads rockets into multiple rocket launcher. Fighting shells into anti-aircraft machine guns. Wrap equipment in waterproof covers.

05:07:17 INV 001 Gen. Eisenhower talks to 101st Div. paratroopers in tent city w/ battle gear & camouflage blackened faces w/ face paint. MCU of leggings & outfit. Airfield at dusk w/ planes; Ike talks to paratroops. Ike w/ Brig. Gen. Taylor. Ike climbs over barbed wire to talk to soldiers & moves thru large crowd of soldiers .

WWII Europe; Final D-Day invasion preparations;

[Pre-D-Day, Beach Landing & Assault Training, Slapton Sands, England, c.Feb44]

US Signal Corps coverage of beach landing exercises for D-Day.

08:28:52 Troops on beach w/ barbed wire, lay explosive; LS troops run, take cover & bomb explodes. 08:29:47 Dummy roadblock set up in gulley near beach; small explosions exploded. High angle of training area, road created thru sand dunes; bombs detonate. LS troops lay several stick charges on barrier; retreat behind ridge; bombs detonate & tank moves thru.

08:34:13 Soldiers feed communications wire along country road from drum on back of moving jeep. Troops set up hand-cranked radio-telephone equipment inc. receiver on clifftop.

08:36:04 MCU soldier on beach talks into walkie-talkie field telephone receiver wired to backpack; soldier at other end w/ one-piece field telephone; soldier w/ backpack walks across beach.

WWII Landing Exercises; Communications; Training; Practice; English Channel;

D-Day, 06Jun44 Utah Beach, Normandy; 07Jun44 German Prisoners, Southampton, England]

INV 44 Slate: 4th Infantry Division. US troops land on Utah Beach. WS beach w/ troops & landing craft offshore. Troops climb up sand bank, advance inland w/ mine detectors.

08:44:11 Wounded troops on stretchers in Red Cross field hospital; stretchers loaded onto truck.

08:45:12 Warships & landing craft near beach, explosion in water? PoWs w/ hands on heads past camera, move up beach & herded into group [barrage balloon in sky]; landing craft in BG.

08:45:54 Medics w/ Red Cross armbands administer blood plasma to wounded. C-47 aircraft fly over, towing gliders in silhouette.

08:46:39 Field hospital w/ stretchers on ground. Soldier w/ bandaged head; CU patches of 101st & 82nd Airborne; medic feeds wounded from can.

08:47:25 Troops climb from ship into landing craft; full landing craft approaches shore; hatch opens, troops wade to beach. Line of troops dig trench below sea wall, some advance inland. GOOD

08:48:30 INV 038 German Prisoners processed, Southampton, England. German soldiers under guard in PoW camp, Southampton. Prisoners, some w/ belongings marched thru barbed wire enclosure. MCU very young German soldiers.

08:50:55 British soldier takes names of POWs. Food & water handed out to POWs. US cameraman talks to group of PoWs [forced labour in Hitler s labour battalion?].

WWII; Captured;

Normandy Invasion: D-Day + 3 R1 of 2

United States Coast Guard Report

12:34:37 Deserted beaches, damaged buildings & damaged equipment & tank traps on beach.

12:35:13 Title: January 1944 Chesapeake Bay practice of landing craft & getting to shore, etc. Trials / exercises. Men board transport ships for England.

12:36:03 Feb 1944 Convoys cross Atlantic - below deck troops relax, play cards, sleep in bunks, read & writing. Man sew uniform. March 1944 US troops arrive & training for landing operations - wading ashore on British beach.

12:37:19 April 1944 LSTs & LCIs practice landing operations - Naval officers. May 1944 Allied bombing raids drop bombs over France. D-Day - 4 loading ships off Southern Coast of England. Jeep loaded by crane (GOOD). Man welding. K rations loaded onto ship.

12:39:08 D-Day - 3 In Southern England troops embark on LCVPs for transport ships. Boarding transport ships. D-Day - 1 Troops onto LCIs. Soldier on dock looks thru binoculars. Housewife in back garden looking. Bombing raids over France (GOOD). Priest holds service in open air at port of embarkation. On board ship, Coast Guard officer briefs men; group of sailors including one black sailor.

12:41:44 Ships move out into Channel. Convoy - camouflaged warship escorts. Coast Guard ships leave port. Convoy at sea - barrage balloons. Troops on board transport ship Chase load machine gun ammunition belts. Shipboard activities - allied planes over. Below decks officers study maps of Normandy beachheads.

Normandy Invasion - D-Day + 3 R2 of 2

D-Day. Night shots bombers take off, aircraft in flight formation & dropping incendiary bombs over France. Parachute regiments jump from planes, sky filled with parachutes. H-30 minutes. Battleships firing, men down landing nets into landing craft. Landing craft head for shore under cover of battleship fire.

12:46:01 H Hour Landing craft stopped by under water obstacles, troops wade waist deep in sea for beach. Larger landing craft approach beachhead, troops waiting. H+65 minutes. Aboard LCIs troops prepare to land; wading thru water under enemy fire,onto sandy beach. LSTs out of enemy firing range waiting to move in. On the beaches bulldozers & military equipment moving in.

12:47:46 LCIs return to transport ships to ferry more troops to shore. LSTs unload supplies on to LCTs - military equipment off loaded. Rhino ferry carrying heavy equipment. Men driving jeeps off landing craft. Mass of troops on the beaches - military trucks. German troops now prisoners of war duck from incoming fire. Tattered US flag flying; Coast Guard rescue boats search for survivors, pick up man. Hospital ship, wounded carried on stretchers. Injured man on stretcher transferred to ship along w/ plasma transfusion drip. Crippled Coast Guard LCI - wounded removed for transfer to hospital ship. Stretchers lowered four at a time onto deck

12:50:43 Pan beachhead & damaged ships. Troops march inland. LSTs landing cargo of trucks, tanks & military equipment. Barges built on shore for D-Day being unloaded. Night shots of anti aircraft guns, Ack Ack firing at German planes. Day - Artificial harbours (Mulberry). Bad weather, sea lashing against temporary harbor. Men transfered over water using rope to climb along. Damaged ships after storm. Landing barges move out into Channel loaded w/ German prisoners. POWs back in England board Coastguard transport ship; ships at sea carrying POWs to America. VERY GOOD Liberty Bell & 6th Liberty Loan

WWII Invasions - Normandy;

D-Day Minus One

82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions and the 9th troop Carrier Command activities on 05-06Jun44 during Allied invasion of France.

Title: Army Air Forces Special Film Project 158-A

05:01:09 Main title: D-Day Minus One

Troops wading ashore. Parachute and glider troops land behind German coastal defences in France on the day preceding the full invasion. Reinforcements arrive the following day. US army preparation in small unnamed village in England immediately before the attacks. Troops living in glider crates, barber shop. View across the English Channel. Footage of defenses; map w/ animation; briefing at maps for officers.

05:03:43 Troops board buses w/ full packs. Convoy on English road w/ GI voice over. Troops in hanger;

troops play jazz music; exercises, ball games etc... French money handed out to soldiers. Sharpening bayonets. Praying. Final inspection by Gen. Eisenhower. Airmen w/ blackened faces. Pathfinders shown.

Troops smiling & waving to camera on way to planes. Paratroops w/ full packs helped on planes.

WWII; Invasion;

D-Day Minus One R2 of 2

05:09:52 Paratroopers jump from plane, thousands in dark sky. Gliders landing in darkness; dust. Shooting in field & ships firing broadside in dark. Aerial over hundreds of British & US gliders on airfield in England. Gliders towed aloft past camera; many gliding in. Aerials of gliders towed across Channel.

05:13:40 Aerial views beaches of Normandy & of lands flooded to deter the invasion. Aerials over gliders. Inside glide as it cuts loose to land. Wrecked gliders. men jumping out of glider & running. Shows how fields were obstructed to wreck invading gliders. Wrecked gliders. US soldiers into French villages, fighting, signs.

A Treasury Department trailer promotes 7th War Bond Loan.

Battle Wreckage


06:19:01 Views of D-Day minus 3. Supplies stockpiled. Railroad yard, tanks, trucks, etc. bulldozers, artillery, armaments in lots, ready to go. Airplanes. Cranes moving equipment. Ambulances.Barbed wire.

06:19:48 Title 06Jun44 Troops embarking on ships. Convoy of ships crossing the Channel. AV of ships. AV bombers crossing Channel & many bombs exploding on French shore. Destroying bridges & railroads (GOOD). Convoy at Sea. Relatively peaceful D-Day (or post D-Day) landings. Shots of crowded landing boats. Past burning ships. Shots of boats sinking, men in water and rubber rafts; being rescued.

06:24:16 Troops on shore marching up road. Tanks & artillery firing; rifle firing. Infantry fighting along roadside. Land convoy on road. Pan of D-Day wreckage on battle site landscape. Shots of various battle wreckage in water, in trees, various environments. Tanks smoldiering; others sunk in rivers along w/ trucks. Pans over piles of wreckage in junkyards. Piles of motors & transmissions. Tracking shots past wreckage. Narration: ...must be used to fight anew. Give us steel for a shining triumph. The End. GOOD.

WWII; Salvage; Recycling; War Materials; War Effort;

Invasion - Nazi Version

Captured film w/ OSS commentary over German sound track.

13:39:56 06Jun44 calendar page. German civilians read newspapers. Map South England & Northern France. Allied planes in formation; German radio operators; CU telephones; alarms. Troops in fortifications running up stairs, climb ladders. Searchlights. Anti-aircraft gunners firing at night, flickering lights of night battle. Explosions. Flares falling. CU pilots w/ faces lit; German naval ship interior.

13:43:02 German w/ spotter scope looking over Bay of the Seine shortly before German artillery went into action; ships at sea; British destroyer exploding. Germans firing guns & cannons over the channel from camouflaged & heavily fortified positions.

13:44:26 Mouth of River Orne. Fighting near village. SS division opposes allied division approaching shore. Heavy flames; CU heroic German face; wrecked Allied landing boats on shore. German tanks w/ assault, some in camouflage. Destroyed allied artillery. Destroyed British planes. US airborne troops captured & lined up. Pan over wrecked gliders, many w/ British markings. Germans unload US jeep from wrecked plane. CUs British, Canadian, Nova Scotia & other insignia on captured soldiers clothes, interrogated. Defiant looks.

13:48:01 Caen, airborne attack w/ Germans firing back, seen from ground. Buildings destroyed. Contrails. Explosions. Downed plane burning.

13:50:47 French civilians in street in bombing aftermath. Refugees w/ wagons. German divisions in camouflaged tanks on road. SS armed division in combat in field. Allied airborne troops arrested in field. CUs US artillery & tanks destroyed. Germans moving up on foot & tanks. Heavy smoke & burning in distance. Burning tank. Wounded US soldier carried. German armoured tank. Near Bayeux, combat including inside small village. Street fighting, grenade throwing, artillery firing & many flames. The End.

NB Some of the footage is very grainy.

WWII Invasion - D-Day; Normandy; Propaganda; Counter-propaganda; Heavy Fighting;

RAF & 8th Air Force Report From Britain

23:17:34 A-20 planes low over English Channel, flown by Free French pilots for RAF towards invasion coast below German radar; preparing for D-Day. POV over cliffs, trees, fields, towns. Explosions of bombs & burning factories w/ black smoke, white smoke. Very good airplane shadow on ground. (GOOD)

23:19:20 Contrails of bombers, view closer; ack ack seen from bomber formation. Bombers dropping bombs.

23:19:36 Man, wife & three kids listening to radio in room w/ flowered wall paper. only seven bombers failed to return.

23;20:02 Footage from captured German newsreel. Dead US airmen, burning wreckage; Germans trrops looking at crashed bombers, some in woods. Workers salvaging metal; stacks of recovered planes in large facility to recycle.

23:21:18 Bombers in flight from above; bombardie dropping bombs.

23:21:33 View across harbor or lake. Slate 18Jun44 Cape Gloucester. Marines carrying wounded on stretchers thru jungle; helping carry walking wounded. Men thru mud, tired & gaunt; into trucks. CUs sitting.

The End.

WWII Morale Booster; Home Front War Effort; Horrors of War; Army Air Force;

Left of the Line R1 of 3

Ministry of Information

A short pictorial record of the British and Canadian Armies fighting from the beaches to Brussels. Produced by the British and Canadian Army Film Units.

19:57:19 Big Ben; traffic in downtown London, barrage balloon in distance. 10 Downing Street drive by; drive by London buildings.

19:58:02 Men & equipment in convoys to embarcation points. POV shots of men & material moving. Train runby; w/ engineer. Night time shots of train.

19:59:17 Convoys of trucks, tanks; troops march, in trucks, converge on harbors. Ships move down coastal waters, assembling on England s south coast. Soldiers study invasion maps & enemy defenses. Mass of assembled troops. Soldiers board ships, load equipment. officer walk down HQ corridor & enter office marked Supreme Commander, General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

20:01:57 Soldiers in silhouette. Shot of English Channel; planes above drop parachutes. Dawn over Armada; ships at sea, planes above, bombs explode.

20:03:15 Ships fire big guns; landing craft head toward shore; troops out of landing craft, into surf & on to barricaded beaches. Troops & equipment coming on shore & heading inland. Surrendering German POWs. Fighting; tanks on move. French flags waving from town windows. Women & children run on street & greeting liberators. Troops on move, fighting with mortars, tanks, rifles, machine guns.

WWII Battles; Military History; D-Day Landing; Invasion;

Note: Good coverage.

Left of the Line R2 of 3

Officer drawing maps on tank & briefing troops. Troops move thru field; firing heavy artillery; tanks & infantry entering towns. German POWs surrendering. General Montgomery w/ officers studying maps. July 3, 1944 attack on town of Caen on German right flank.

20:08:15 Pan battlefield at dusk as attack is launched by British & Canadians. Night fighting, camouflaged tanks move forward; big artillery guns firing; soldiers running across field. German soldier surrenders, hands up. On July 10, allied troops enter town. Soldiers move over town rubble of Caen.

20:11:13 Tanks cross river & Allies break out into Brittany. Map being drawn & troops briefed. Reconnaissance planes in flight & then planes destroy a division of German tanks. Montgomery briefing officers, soldiers massing & moving out to widening front. CU artillery crew loading & firing.

20:13:27 Line of surrendering German troops to rear. British capture Thury Harcourt. Trucks & tanks over pontoon bridge on the Orn. Final assault on Falaise w/ shelling town, urban fighting

WWII Battles; Military History; D-Day Landing; Invasion;

Note: Good coverage.

Left of the Line R3 of 3

Drawing map w/ chalk on tank, showing advances around Avranches and Falaise. Vast number of planes overhead. Aerial of smoke & explosions. Big guns fire seen from ground. German 10th Army bombed & shelled, equipment burning. Allied trucks past ruined equipment, corpses, long line of German POWs; POWs being processed & POWs in captivity.

20:16:40 Fighting around the Seine. British & Canadian troops move out. Engineers work on first bridge at dawn. Soldiers cross bridge & with boats in steady stream, under fire. Tanks firing, machine guns, wounded, prisoners, vehicles over pontoon bridge. Columns move forward after crossing river. Canadians enter Rouen & greeted as liberators, women throw flowers. Sign: Amiens.

20:19:58 Canadian & British soldiers look across beaches & graves & crosses. Burial service taking place w/ bag pipes played. Priest officiating. Canadian troops enter town in military parade. Victorious troops entering different cities in France & then Belgium.

20:21:52 Crowds greet Allies as they roll toward the Rhine for the Battle for Germany. Great liberators footage.

WWII Battles; Military History; D-Day Landing; Invasion; Fighting; Bodies; Surrendering; Prisoners of War;

Note: VERY good coverage.

[WWII - Europe, Moving Equipment By Barge; Distributing K Rations, St. Lo area, 19Jul44]

INV 540 Tug pulling large barge w/ three cranes & several bulldozers & army trucks across large bay. Other barges w/ equipment.

09:11:27 Sailors laying out ropes on deck. Freighters at anchor; ocean going gug & cming alongside landing craft 809. View from dock w/ tug leaving towing barge leavily loaded w/ cranes booms, generators, etc. Freighters docked in harbor. Crane being hoised off freighter onto landing craft. Barge w/ cranes, trucks, concrete mixers. CUs.

09:15:05 men sitting on equipment on barge. Landing craft US 809 w/ crane aboard. US Navy officers on deck watching loading. Men preparing crane for unloading, crane moving to front of landing craft under own power. Black seabee or ?? operating crane lifting forklift out of hold of ship & onto landing craft.

09:18:24 Undoing sling, pushing forklift.

09:18:49 slate: 19Jul44 St. Lo Subject Rations. Cameraman: Sgt. R. Meyer. Soldiers w/ rifles on back in field opening ration crates, gathering K Ration packets & carrying to hedgerow & passing out to riflemen; others eating. Tired soldier.

WWII D-Day (?) Invasion

[WWII - Invasion - Normandy - Fox-Green Beachhead, Omaha 06-12Jun44]

Jeeps driving off LCT 659 thru deep water, one stalls.

14:00:33 German POWs carry wounded; line of US dead bodies on beach beside. Men at foot of cliffs, carry wounded. SL of men, equipment at base of cliffs.

14:01:10 View from landing craft w/ smoke screen along beach. POV from LCT w/ plane, wings folded, & troops on board. Beached ships.

14:01:47 Large smoke ring above. Men off ship w/ plane wading ashore to cliffs. GOOD.

14:02:17 LS of smoking shore & boats.

14:03:19 Rhino barge w/ cranes & ambulances. Men smoking in battle dress; bowed heads; dozing or ?? POV from among men, anti-aircraft gun.

14:04:31 Litter raising wounded from LCVP, other walking wounded helped aboard. More POV on LCT w/ plane. Men down nets. On landing craft w/ several spotter airplanes w/ wings folded.

14:05:37 INV 101 British MP directing track vehicles pulling artillery & loaded w/ troops at highway intersection heading for loading point. Convoy following.

14:06:42 Wheels as truck backed into LCT. View from pier. Trucks in, ramp raised & lines thrown off. Leaving from England Convoy to dock area & other trucks loading

14:08:48 Intersection shots; officers watching. Kids waving. CU man backing onto LCT 453.

WWII; English Channel; D-Day; 06Jun44;


[WWII Invasion - Normandy D-DAY - English Channel Crossing - Ships]

INV 075 British gun crewmen on ship pointing to shore. View of shore; various ships. Barrage balloons over ships. Shipboard anit-aircraft guns

14:12:16 Large guns turning, many ships in convoy. Men on bridge; looking down on gun crew. Convoy shots.

14:13:16 Ships & barrage balloons. Landing craft waiting or moving slowly w/ life boats on davits.

14:16:25 Rhino barges or sections. Heavily loaded US 49(?). Rocket barges.

14:18:06 Landing craft; gale winds. Channel marker. Small pilot boats (?) moving about, smoke in distance. Camouflaged LST landing barges. Destroyer? or cruiser.

Invasion Fleet; 1944;

[WWII - Invasion - Cherbourg - 22-23Jun44; Diver into English Channel; Patton Speaks to Troops]

Men walk along hedge row w/ picks & shovels, rocket launcher, ammunition. Down steep bank & setting up. 14:22:49 Soldier eating from canteen cup while resting on ground; others smoke. Soldier wipes fork on pants, drinks from cup. Appears tired. Sleeping in trench.

14:23:55 Men put on gloves; machine gun handed to another; look thru hedge. Riflemen advance; man on phone.

14:24:56 Machine gun firing. View of explosion on far hill. Man pulls back from brush & eats from can.

14:25:58 Men wheel ammo on cart along road under trees; resting & man massaging feet. Cleaning mortar barrel in orchard.

14:27:02 Slate 22Jun44 Germans come out of brush surrendering, hands on heads. End or begin INV 242.

14:28:10 Extreme destruction of buildings w/ soldier walking carefully thru ruins; looking thru window; GIs move along street of rubble. Troops loading rubble into trucks; clearing rocks.

14:29:19 INV 250 Diver in deep sea diving gear; lowered over side of ship on platform as military men watch

14:30:03 B 541. Tidworth, England - Patton Speaking to Men, 21Jun44.

Gen. Patton out of car, salutes. At microphone addressing 7th Armored Division (MOS). Speaks to newly arrived enlisted men from US. Shakes hands of men. Faces as they listen. Men in background on stepped seating area leaving. Men salute Patton (sloppy). Large grandstand w/ car arriving & passing down line of saluting soldiers. Shots from behind listeners & facing listeners w/ MPs in front rows seated.

WWII D-Day Invasion Aftermath; France, 1944;

[WWII - Invasion - Preparations - GIs Arrive England & Boarding]

2-stack liner as transport offloading GIs & WACS to small ship. WACS & bagpipes. GIs & WACs into building & onto railway station platform; board cars, get chocolate or coffee.

14:36:39 Train leaves. Truck convoy thru countryside past tents along road. Men out of trucks parked by road.

14:37:26 Aerial showing large tents along edge of road. Speakers shown w/ man talking into microphone; men by tents. Field hospital signs; mats to hold down mud.

14:38:26 Camouflaged trucks & repair facility. Installing telephone lines, using. GOOD.

14:39:19 Accordion & GI band playing.

14:39:37 Men filling trucks w/ Jerry Cans & convoy down road thru town. Troops march thru town w/ packs; wait in line. Woman w/ box of doughnuts. Man passes out life-savers. Stacks of packs & boxes.

14:40:44 Life-vests passed out. Landing barges loaded w/ boxes & men. Ships visible in harbor behind.

D-Day Preparations; 1944; Jun44;


[WWII - D-Day Practice - Maryland; Atlantic Convoy; Scotland Landing Practice, 1944]

Jan44 Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. Coast Guard transport & practicing loading jeeps, bulldozers, troops into LCM alongside ship & lowering into water.

14:44:55 LCM (?) w/ equipment underway away from ship. Line of LCT ships, LCMs circling in practice & thru water; landing onto beach. Backing out. Others on to shore & troops off.

14:46:49 Feb44 Convoy across Atlantic. Ships in line signalling; card playing on deck; men at rail; men in bunks on wall & watching card game on floor.

14:48:03 Accordion, guitar & singing. Man sleeping in bunk, reading, writing, sewing pants, reading Coast Guard magazine.

14:48:57 Radio room, telegraph operating. Loading cartridge belts. Ships.

14:49:49 Arrival England by transport. Mar44 Jeep loaded on ship, winch, boxes. troops.

14:51:35 Landing craft practice off Scotland.

Preparations; Training; GIs; 1944;

[WWII - Invasion - Practice - Scotland & England, Mar-Apr44]

Mar44 Troops return to transport after maneuvers off Scotland. Small freighter in harbor, landing craft unloading GIs w/ field packs & guns.

14:54:32 Mar44 Off coast of England, troops disembarking from Coast Guard Transport, invasion practice, troops landing. Unloading small boat, GIs down nets into LCM. Small boats in rough water, LCMs into beach, Slapton Sands (?).

14:55:56 Apr44 Troops board LCI(?) from dock. Small boats in water practicing, circling. White caps & water getting rougher.

14:56:40 Larger ships anchored in smoothe water. LSTs moving. Unloading truck from LST onto Rhino barge in practice. Beach & equipment practicing unloading.

14:58:15 Apr44 Coast Guardsmen march to church services.

14:58:46 Mail arrives from US, small boats bring to larger ships.

D-Day Preparations; 1944;

[WWII - D-Day - Newspaper Headlines & Electric Sign]

Men in front of Grand Cental Station Newsreel Theater smoking & reading invasion news posted from teletype. Black man & others.

15:00:24 Crowds, newstand, people buying newspaper w/ CU Daily News Invasion Headlines. Times moving light, zipper sign, re American British, Canadian Troops Swarm Ashore re D-Day Invasion & Rome Victory.

15:02:40 People watching sign. Reading newspapers CUs; buying newspapers. Sailors watching sign. Men in cab watching. Women in bus watch (brief).

06Jun44; 1944; New York City; NYC;

[WWII - Invasion - Navy - Shipboard Firing Guns; Landing Party]

Navy ships underway. Shell casings on ship; firing guns. Fleet on horizon. Wounded man out of life boat; various shots of ship. Guns turning, shell casings on deck.

15:19:57 Men sleeping on deck. Land in view. Men looking, smoking shoreline. Talker. Planes over, explosions.

15:21:26 Landing craft through rough water; turning large guns or torpedo launchers on ship; anti-aircraft guns turned; firing guns & watching. Sailors looking at souvenir knives. 40 mm ship guns. Ship firing at dusk.

15:23:25 Large guns fired by camera ship. Explosions & much smoke from shore. Planes over. Heavy smoke. Ship burning.

15:24:34 Troops into LCM by nets. Landing crafts in water & at shore w/ soldiers off in deep water.

Normandy; D-Day landing; 06Jun44; 1944; Navy;

Caen Occupied By Allies After Bitter Fighting (D-Day related)

15:09:35 Artillery fighting around Caen. German soldier captured; others marched. Troops enter Caen in ruins. Devastation. Wrecked cathedral & other buildings.

WWII; 1944; Damage;

Naval Workers Digest - Attack and Counter Attack (US battleships firing)

On board Air Craft Carrier. Plane unfolds wings. Newspaper headlines New York Times from attack on Pearl Harbor to 1945. Smoking chimneys - D-Day landings. Liberation of France, US troops march down Champs Elysee towards Arc de Triomphe. Belgium liberated, locals welcoming allies. Pacific. pan over store dump on Pacific Island. Troops boarding landing craft - ships at sea in heavy weather. On board Air Craft Carrier - bombers and fighters prepared for operations. Crews in briefing room. Crews board planes - take offs. Battleships at sea - Kingfisher target planes launched. Good shots Battleships firing barrage. Smoke shells. Troops on landing craft - landing and moving inland. Allied planes overhead. Troops moving into hills - destroyed Japanese gun emplacements. Engineeers battling with mud to beach heavy equipment. Enemy bombers in air. Aircraft carrier - Hellcat fighters take off - TBM in flight - Helldiver in flight - planes crashing into sea. Fleet under attack. Plane on board ACC in flames. Plane landing on deck. Ship on fire.

[Unid. WWII - Doolittle, McNair; Wm. Arnold; Somervell]

08:21:11 Int. MS Machine gunner in plane.

Gun camera of exploding bomber. Bombers on mission above clouds w/ voice over of Army Air Force Gen. Doolittle I don t know how many planes we are going to lose, but last year the 8th AF lost 1,037 bombers, at least another 1,000 returned to English bases badly shot up... bombers from above in flight. Wreckage on ground.

08:22:03 Gen. Jimmy Doolittle at desk: Your invasion job is to give us all the replacements of planes & equipment...

08:22:34 Montage: plane unloaded, bomber on field, oil well gushing; engine being assembled & tested; instruments & ammunition manufactured.

08:22:48 Animated map of Atlantic route of material, men, bombs etc. to England for one attack one day.

08:23:45 Montage: MCU B-17 Flying Fortress in air. Manufacturing; plane diving for attack; going down in flames; formation in flight; dropping bombs & explosions

08:24:45 Army War College ext. (GOOD).

08:24:56 Gen. Leslie J. McNair at desk reading statement about needed equipment for invasion.

08:25:44 Ext. MCU army martial arts, soldier runs at another & kicks to ground. Others seen training to kill or be killed. Invasion montage troops thru barbed wire, explosions, firing guns, flame throwers. (GOOD)

08:26:34 McNair at desk describing invasion attack & doughboys...fighting hand to hand...the American Worker will also be there...

08:27:17 MCU soldiers into landing craft & onto shore. Workers in US factories, various machines, situations. Contrasty stock shot of military marching band towards moving camera & thru crowd (staged).

08:28:24 Ten planes over in pattern of cross, GIs, airmen, sailors praying, services.

08:28:51 Brig. Gen. William R. Arnold, Chief of Chaplains, at desk to camera: Our soldiers are fighting far from home...from the churches they used to attend...transfers any spot into a place of Divine worship...

08:29:37 Aerial of planes On H hour of D-Day... planes over land, over ships in Channel, troops out of landing craft wading ashore. Montage: stockpiles of supplies piled in England in fields, on estates, on racetracks, lining roads, tanks parked w/ England hills behind. Dukws, artillery, half tracks, trucks, bombs, fighters, road graders, railroad parts, bulldozers, barbed wire, etc. GOOD EDITED SEQUENCE.

08:31:04 Aerial of ships & activity in English Channel.

08:31:18 Lt. Gen. Brehon Somervell at desk: The Army is grateful to American industry & to American workers...for their share in the arming of the nation. Montage of images over Somervell talking about their importance each paper represents a gun in a soldiers hand... Incomplete, VHS ends w/ Hitler at map

WWII Home Front War Effort Propaganda;

NOTE: Seems to be drawn from r3 & r4 of 4R Brief For Invasion (1944). Gen. McNair was killed at St. Lo, Jul44.

Allied Air Forces Aid Land Attack in Drive on Cherbourg

AV of planes flying over Enlgish Channel during D-Day Invasion. Dropping bombs on Nzi positions behind the lines. Objective is capture of Cherbourg. Flyers view of bombs falling and devastation. WWII D-Day

[Pre-D-Day, Assault Training Off English Coast

Aerials over convoy of landing craft at sea off Slapton Sands, beach landing exercise. 21 drawn in sand. Landing craft form circle holding pattern in channel.

08:38:54 Aerial of beach engulfed in white smoke screen, amphibious vehicles & landing craft on shore; camera in plane along beach, troops running, camera crew on amphibious DUKW vehicle visible.

08:40:44 Aerial of landing craft circling close to shore while vehicle unloaded onto beach from LST (?). View alongside landing craft approaching shore, troops wade onto beach; LS troops storm beach thru explosions. GOOD.

WWII; Exercises;

Graduation Day

Annapolis Naval School ceremony on first anniversary of D-day. Color Girl in long dress presents flag. Secretary of Navy Forrestal presents diplomas. Hats thrown in air.

02:31:29 West Point Academy graduation. Cadets parading in formal uniforms. General Bradley presents diplomas; Gen. Mark Clark presents diploma to son. Graduates throw hats.

02:32:02 Wedding on graduation day - bride and groom out of church (brief)

Title: Join the 7th War Loan Victory Drive.

WWII Homefront; 1945 Military Academy Graduations;

V-E Day Special

Times Square night celebrations superimposed with headlines. Cinema marquee with sign War s End - Nazis Out! . Hitler rally and speech. Animated map showing German invasions. Hitler smiling. Burning town in Belgium? Holland? Blind man walks with stick. British troops evacuated at Dunkirk. Churchill in street with others. 03:10:47 London burning. Stalingrad Tanks and explosion, German troops in snow, street fighting, German POWs. 12:25:40 FDR and Churchill Atlantic Charter Conference. Troopship full of US troops. Tunisia: desert fighting and German POWs. 12:26:30 Italy - Abbey of Cassino bombarded. Rome and crowd at Collosseo / Coliseum. Pope Pius at St Peter s cathedral and crowds below.

Tehran conference with Stalin, FDR and Churchill. Planes dropping bombs on Germany. Liberation of Russia - Russian troops in snow in white suits. Germans sabotage railway line as they retreat. Russian civilians on road as houses burn on roadside - apocalyptic. Eisenhower and Montgomery planning. 12:28:20 D-day landings. Allies troops through French towns cheered by crowds and kissed by women. Ike in Paris and American troops parade under Arc de Triomphe. Yalta conference. Battle of Germany - night bombing. Street fighting. Hitler and Mussolini. During war. Illustration Mussolini s execution. Hitler visits victims of assassination attempt. Protestant?, Catholic and Jewish religious ceremonies. Military cemetery. Pacific war battle scenes. Japanese plane shot down. Map of route to Tokyo. Truman. MacArthur with Nimitz. Troops run. Fleet. Planes in formation. US flag.

Victory in Review

Titles over shots Japanese fighter plane being shot down.

Crowds celebrating VJ Day in Times Square - Zipper sign re Japanese surrender. Huge crowds. Sailor does jitterbug with young girl.

04:18:16 Battleship West Virginia firing broadsides. Artillery crew firing 155mm howitzer. Pacific - Kamikaze plane - flak - Japanese plane crashes into sea. US troops land on Pacific Island - US soldier using flame thrower - Japanese soldier runs from foxhole in flames. Montage battle scenes.

04:19:16 Animated Map showing German and Japanese incursions. Formation of C-47s taking part in D-Day operation. Paratroopers - mass parachute drop over Normandy. Gliders landing one tips up on nose. Shooting down German planes including FW-190 and strafing Messerschmidt M-109 on airfield. Camera gun footage strafing installations - railways etc. Good explosions.

04:23:08 Squadron of A-20s in flight - flak - engine of plane catches fire, pilot ejects. Bombs dropping on German city - good bombs away at fairly low level. Saturation bombing of RR marshalling yard. Pan over armaments factory, almost completely demolished. Street scene showing devastation. AV Synthetic fuel plant destroyed. MS Some of the wreckage in the fuel plant

AV Messerschmidt airplane works that has been bombed out.

04:26:22 B-29 dropping a salvo of bombs, and strike in Tokyo, Japan CU Shot through bomb bay, as a salvo of bombs released, and hits the ground. AV Saturation bombing of Tokyo; dust and smoke all over.

Compilation film

General Patton Dies of Injuries in Auto Accident

VS shots of Patton: in Tunisia, in Sicily. With tanks. Greeting Eisenhower, riding in jeep with Eisenhower, With troops in England preparing for D-Day. Drive through France and Germany. Homecoming after victory, off plane, greeting wife and children. Boston parade for Patton. Visiting Truman at White House. WWII

Now it Can be Shown Allied Engineering Marvel of Floating Harbors Towed to France for Invasion.

Floating harbors being towed across Channel. Sinking a caisson by depth chage. Over 60 shi8ps sunk to make a break harbor. Causeway built on top of boats leading to shore. Storm after D-Day and destruction on floating harbors. Off lading equipment.

Graduation Day

Annapolis Navy school ceremony on first anniversary of D-day. Girl in long dress presents flag. Forrestal presents diplomas. West Point Academy graduation. Bradley & Clark present diplomas. Graduates throw hats. Wedding on graduation day - bride and groom out of church

Titles: Join the 7th War Loan Victory Drive .

Attack and Counter Attack

Naval Worker s Digest, The

Onboard aircraft carrier. Planes unfold wings, No. 187 pilot signals for take-off & POV. Titles.

02:20:34 The New York Times newspaper headlines from Pearl Harbor attack until 1945. Smoking smokestacks, D-Day landings. Liberation of France & US troops march on Champs Elysees towards Arc de Triomphe w/ waving crowds & overhead shots. Belgium liberated, locals welcoming allies on tanks.

02:21:33 Storage dump of supplies on Pacific Island. Troops boarding landing craft - ships at sea in heavy stormy weather (GOOD).

02:22:34 Onboard carrier, bombers & fighters loaded w/ bombs. Crews in briefing room & board planes, take offs. Battleships at sea, Kingfisher target planes catapulted. Battleships fire barrage & explosions on shore (GOOD). Smoke screen laid; troops off landing craft, tanks thru water, ships firing & landing & moving inland into jungle.

02:25:35 Allied planes overhead, parachuting; troops move into hills past smoking & destroyed Japanese gun emplacements. Engineers battling w/ mud, beached heavy equipment. Enemy bombers in air. Aircraft carrier & Hellcat fighters take off - TBM in flight; Helldiver in flight over land. Ack-ack; planes crash into sea. Fleet under attack by Kamikazes. Plane on board carrier in flames. Plane landing on deck. Ship on fire.


WWII Pacific Battles; Fighting; War Morale Propaganda; Production;

Don t Be a Sucker R2 of 2

Dramatizes the destructive effects of racial and religious prejudice.

MCU BBC radio announcer at microphone, NY Times headline. Goebbels (not actor), priests, German teacher explains Nazi racial theories; the teacher is dragged away by SS soldiers.

01:31:16 Nazi flag hoisted. Germans listen to radio & reading newspapers. Staged Nazi speaker & listeners. Farmer plowing, shop closed, man in munitions factory. German convoy, motorcycle convoy, panzers, tanks.

01:33:02 German unemployed worker in uniform, kisses wife goodbye & goes to war. Montage of German troops in field, on vehicles, firing guns; Nazi defeats at battle at El Alamein, Stalingrad, D-Day in Normandy, stadium w/ swastika & swastika exploded. Defeated German prisoners. Dead soldiers.

01:34:33 Hungarian lectures man about liberty, minorities, tolerance, freedom, prejudice. This is good hard common sense. Man tears up pamphlet & throws on ground. The End.

Film Noir; WWII Anti-semitism; Superiority; Aryan Race; Fascism; Propaganda; Military Training Film;

Two Miracles

Film Communique 16th Issue.

12:16:19 Phantom Harbor Aerials of fleet. Montage of ships, troops & equipment used for Normandy invasion. Floating harbours used in the Normandy invasion towed across the English Channel; floating bridges, steel four-poster piers, breakwaters incl. aerial view & scuttled vessels used as port facilities on the Normandy coast. Diagrams. Aerial view & map floating harbour. Setting off dynamite to sink ships as base. 12:21:02 Trucks, tanks & troops down ramp (GOOD). A storm lashes a floating harbour, harbour damaged. 12:24:35 Tired troops eating, resting, smoking.

WWII D-Day Invasion; Weather - Storms; Tides; Home Front Incentive;

[Military Exercise Miki, Waianae, Oahu, Hawaii, 25Oct49]

Large ship off shore, climbing into landing craft; landing craft circling in water prior to D-Day landing. Many craft, mountains of Hawaii on shore. Fighter planes overhead; explosions on shore hillside & Pokai Beach, Waianae, Oahu, Hawaii. DUKWs in water towards shore.

08:48:36 Large landing craft w/ tanks aboad toward shore.

08:51:12 Men out of landing craft in surf, wade ashore w/ gear onto beach. Bulldozer & earth-mover (like) backing into water w/ landing craft.

Cold War; Operation Miki;

Note: Excercise Miki was joint Army-Navy-Air Force, 15Oct-18Nov49.

[Various Newsreels - 1950s Germany; England; USA]

Trade show; knife & scissors exhibition. Giant Swiss Army knife - giant knife and giant scissors. Ornamental knives.

21:36:08 sd. BRITISH FLEET MANEUVERS Carrier, British sailors on deck at anchor. Aerials of British destroyers in line leaving harbor, aircraft carrier, plane takes off. British sailor w/ binoculars. HMS Duke of York battleship, bow of moving battleship, wake of ship. Aerial view of fleet, sun on water.

21:36:50 sd/si. BRITAIN HONORS F.D.R. Monument & ceremony from high angle. King George VI & Eleanor Roosevelt to monument. Mrs Roosevelt unveils monument - statue of FDR (profile). CU "FDR, 1882-1945". King George places wreath, front view of statue. Attlee, Eleanor Roosevelt & Queen Elizabeth; Winston Churchill & wife, Queen Elizabeth. Churchill looking at monument. CU statue.

21:38:00 Si. LONDON'S WORST FOG. Train & traffic in heavy fog. Man lights gas lamp. English bobby w/ flashlight.

21:38:39 Sd. 1948(?) GENERAL LUCIUS D CLAY Washington DC. Gen. Lucius Clay from military plane, Clay speaks (SoF) about Berlin Blockade.

21:39:11 Sd. EISENHOWER SPEAKS ON ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY, WASHINGTON, DC, speaking at desk. Platitudes for military.

21:40:12 Sd. EUROPE IS TEMPTING TARGET FOR REDS Ike speaking (SoF) in Denver, Colorado

21:41:04 Sd. Pres. Truman Apologies To Marines ((title only).

21:41:05 High angle of large room w/ orchestra on stage to side & U-shaped table w/ men & name tages.

21:41:08 Sd. Sign: "OFFICE OF HIGH COMMISSIONER AND MILITARY GOVERNOR - MR. JOHN J MCCLOY". McCloy speaking at desk (SoF). 45 million Germans will shortly commence the task of governing themselves...

21:41:44 Si. BERLIN RED YOUTH RALLY, GERMANY Brandenburg Gate & signs. British soldiers on armored vehicles behind barbed wire. US troops in bg. Soldier at gun. Truckloads of German girls. Arch, youth band playing. Young Pioneers clean dishes & wash at trough. Young Pioneer in stadium maneuvers & parading; Red leader before mic. Street parade w/ large picture of Stalin & Mao banners, etc. (GOOD)

21:43:22 Si. RED ARMY DAY IN BERLIN Russian soldiers march, lay wreath, young USSR soldier on guard. Wreath laying at large monument (In memory of Soviet Dead.)

21:44:09 Si. JOINT ALLIED MANEUVERS IN GERMANY Officers chatting; French & US officers salute. General Mark Clark & unid. Major General. LS, truck moving over pontoon bridge, MS, tank (M-26) moving. Soldiers march on road. Troops w/ various equipment (portable communications, guns, etc.). Multiple antiaircraft gun w/ .50 cal air-cooled machine guns. CU soldier behind gun reading Stars and Stripes newspaper w/ headline: "UN advances on Seoul" (re Korea).

[Atomic Energy Commission, AEC, Troop Arrival & Blast, 01Nov51]

Troops marching across desert in several columns.

19:30:24 Slate: 01Nov51 Desert Rock Jeeps leading trucks w/ soldiers pulling onto highway after blast. CU running past on gravel road. MS Sign: Camp Desert Rock III Corps. Truck convoy moving in background & vehhicles passing in forground. Pan showing tents & dust in distance.

19:34:25 Slate: 01Nov51 D-Day Troops standing about (slight shutter problem), sit down facing camera & direction of blast (19:36:16) flash of explosion & men stand up, then back down; (19:36:51) Dust from explosion moving past & troops stand up, then down.

19:37:20 Sky, tilt down to seated troops looking up at cloud (behind camera).

Radiation Testing; Cold War; 1950s; Human Research;

French Air Show: De Gaulle Sees Radical Craft

De Gaulle at French Aviation Show. Helicopter lifts large truck. French jet flies by and comes to dead stop in mid-air. Dermonstation of rocket borne infantry man flying 60 feet in the air and travel at 80 mph.

19:04:31 - partial - Yesterday s Big Story - D-Day soldiers boarding ships.

19:04:45 - partial - Cowboy limps off rodeo holding backside.

Yesterday s Big Story - D-Day

Troops boarding ships for invasion. Ambulances lining roadside; tanks & gliders & other aircraft lined up. 05:24:38 Eisenhower confers w/ Montgomery. Aerial & from ship of convoy crossing English Channel. Allied air forces bomb France w/ explosions & smoke of city seen as bombs drop.

05:25:01 Ground to air planes over. Int. aircraft - paratroopers jumping - mass of parachutes in sky.

05:25:18 Ships firing guns as troops get into landing craft. View in landing craft & troops as doors open & landing on beach - casualties. Carrying stretcher along narrow beach; treating wounded. Aerial of ships on beach. Railway station.

05:26:08 Ike, Bradley & another; German prisoners of war - POWs, surrendering. Wounded evactuated by jeep; POWs marching along sandy road.

WWII Invasion; Fighting;

President Reagan - Morning Again in America (Campaign Broadcast)

Ronald Reagan takes oath at inauguration intercut with scenic shots of America and happy American people.

Exterior White House. Interior Reagan at desk reading. Reagan in meetings with advisors in various situations. Reagan and VP George Bush walking. Reagan and Bush talking in office. Vox pops re pride in America.

02:29:48 AV skyscrapers - montage idealised shots of America over shots of song I m Proud to be an American (Advise music rights to be checked)

02:31:01 Air Force One landing in South Korea - President visit DMZ and attends outdoor Church Service with troops. Reagan wearing Parka jacket. Reagan wearing US Army camouflage fatigues - getting food in canteen line. Reagan meeting soldiers in huts.

02:32:20 Voxpops re praise of President Reagan - good economy - less unemployment. Montage construction industry. Headlines re interest rates and inflation. Reagan to camera intercut with shots people buying houses and cars. Woman praises Reagans TV appearances.

02:34:43 Old couple walking down suburban street and on beach at sunset - re pensions and social security. Various shots old people some speaking in praise of Reagan

02:35:35 Reagan assassination attempt - FBI bundle President to ground. Newspaper headlines ro shooting.

Reagan makes joke re Republican doctors - nice shot smiling. Still photograph meeting with Cardinal Cook. Reagan in close up talking of shooting and God.

02:37:22 President and mrs Reagans trip to Japan and China - crowds welcome him. President entertained. Walking on Great Wall of China.

02:38:23 Reagan in Northern France reading at D-Day anniversary ceremony. intercut with footage D-Day landings. Sixty two veterans - members of the original landing party. Good shot Reagan saluting. War graves. President and Nancy walking through and placing flowers.

02:39:45President on dais makes moving speech re D-day veteran who had died before he could return to Normandy but was represented by his daughter.

02:41:20 AVs over American countryside. Reagan on horseback. Reagan at ranch grooming horse, in T-shirt chopping wood. Riding with Nancy. Reagan to camera re why he is running for re-election - interior Oval office. Interior Roosevelt room - details of battle flags. Montage previous shots. Statue of Liberty with scaffolding. RV Reagan and Bush away from camera. Still triumphant Reagan.

Instantaneos Internacionais [Truman at National Airport & Savings Bond Drive]

Truman off USAF plane The Independence , greeted by Acheson and others; large crowd. Motorcade from airfield w/ motorcycle escort, bodyguards on foot; brief shot of newsreel cameras on platform. Flower wreath sign Make Today your D-Day: Buy United States Defense Bonds. Truman at mic. w/ wreath. All-female audience. CU unid. politician ?

Korean War ?