WWII - Slapton Sands Training (?); Normandy, D-Day Crossing & Wounded Evacuation
On board ship, lookout wearing anti-glare glasses scans sky for aircraft.
02:00:25 Shot from bridge as LCI ship beaches. Troops & equipment off ship down gangway; tanks off ship & move ashore over sand - could be Slapton Sands or other England training. Officers on bridge of small ship coming alongside or large ship.
02:01:47 LS Battleship of the Nevada class, camouflaged destroyer passes across screen. Dark scene of US-93 past.
02:02:10 Men using hand cranked windlass. Stern of US-93 w/ cables attached to ?? CU Bridge area LCI-94, man painting.
02:03:11 Rear view, US sailors & British WACs in group walking in park; locals sitting, army trucks past. Looks like England.
02:03:38 Slate and unexposed.
02:04:02 At sea, LCI listing in heavy seas. LCI US-492 passes in front of transport ship at anchor. Troops w/ packs on board transport.
02:05:06 Wounded man treated on deck of ship. Wounded man on stretcher transferred to landing craft. Second casualty transferred by stretcher. Blood soaked bandages etc on deck of ship.
02:06:45 Various ships at sea inc. LCU US-199.
02:07:12 Ships at anchor, barrage balloons. Landing craft carrying some wounded. Various ships at sea, coastline of Normandy visible in background.
WWII; WW2; Invasion; 1944; Recreation;
NOTE: Good quality.