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Reel Number: 220838-04
Year / Date: 1944
TC Begins: 11:27:15
TC Ends: 11:37:38
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. Use of this footage requires a credit as follows: “Includes footage from the George Stevens Collection at the Library of Congress”
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