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D-Day 6-6-44 Pt. 2 of 3

Reel Number: 221236-06

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1944

Country: England,France,Germany,United Kingdom

Location: London

TC Begins: 07:50:46

TC Ends: 08:00:37

Duration: 00:09:51

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 . 07:52:24 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. 07:54:11 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. 07:55:35 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. 07:56:30 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. 07:58:35 CU Winston Churchill inspects new port w/ Montgomery, soldiers, officers in the port. 07:58:44 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; English Channel; 06Jun44;

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