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D-Day Minus One R1 of 2

Reel Number: 220333-04

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1944

Country: England,France,United Kingdom

Location: Normandy, England

TC Begins: 17:34:30

TC Ends: 17:42:31

Duration: 00:08:01

D-Day Minus One R1 of 2 Treasury Dept trailer presented by Lieutenant General Barney M. Giles, Deputy Commander of the Army Air Forces, encourages war bonds sales. 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 17:35:49 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. 17:38:15 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;

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