Title montage. Pt 1 of 2
07:58:19 Sgt. James Mansfield introduces re D-Day, 06Jun44. SOF
07:59:12 MS Col. William W. Quinn behind desk, SOF reviews points about infantry & their weapons in the atomic age in Korea today. Talks about meeting w/ Gen. Spaatz & Hermann Goering when Goering said Germany could not have won the war w/o the invasion of Normandy as Germany had to divert manpower from industry that was working to put jets in the air against the Allied bombers.
08:05:01 FDR, Stalin & Churchill pose at Tehran. Gen. Eisenhower w/ other military at table. Illustration showing Germany 7th, 15th & 19th locations in France; Cherbourg as target for foothold in France.
08:05:40 POV past rows of equipment stockpiled & moving in to England. Soldiers arriving; training on coast beaches on southern coach w/ explosions & flame-throwers.
08:06:22 Twin-engine bombers overhead; POV over European villages; four-engine bombers dropping bombs; explosions. GOOD.
08:06:48 Fighters & GSAP footage of dogfights.
08:07:07 Training troops getting orders, MCU & CUs. Boarding trucks & convoy thru countryside & villages. Tanks, DUKWs. GOOD.
08:07:49 Gas masks, life belts, rations, cigarettes, candy, French money issued.
08:08:15 Units briefed in field & beginning to move to docks & embarkation.
08:09:06 Thru towns, along docks & loading aboard ships.
08:09:54 Infantry marching w/ weapons, packs & thru towns. Boarding ships; assault boats & onto transport ships in harbor.
08:11:48 LS of ships filling English harbor; pan acrpss w/ barrage balloons above. Men playing cards; w/ pet puppy dog; reading; napping / sleeping. Navy sailors & army infantry briefed. Cleaning & preparing weapons, boots.
08:12:55 Naval officers aboard USS Augusta.
08:13:09 Airborne paratroops boarding buses; motorcycles leading convoy down country road; off buses.
08:13:37 Bombers overhead intercut w/ aerial of ships moving out. bombardment w/ GOOD explosions.
08:14:01 Ships underway from in front.
WW2; WWII Normandy Invasion; 06Jun44; 1944;
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