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D-Day Minus One R2 of 2

Reel Number: 220333-05

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1944

Country: England,France,United Kingdom

Location: Normandy, England

TC Begins: 17:42:32

TC Ends: 17:50:40

Duration: 00:08:08

D-Day Minus One R2 of 2 Night shots, C-47 planes loading & take off. In formation across English Channel from above & along side. 17:44:11 Paratroopers jump from plane, thousands in dark sky. Gliders landing in darkness; dust. Shooting in field & ships firing broadside in dark. Aerial over hundreds of British & US gliders on airfield in England. Gliders towed aloft past camera; many gliding in. Aerials of gliders towed across Channel. 17:47:50 Aerial views beaches of Normandy & of lands flooded to deter the invasion. Aerials over gliders. Inside glide as it cuts loose to land. Wrecked gliders. men jumping out of glider & running. Shows how fields were obstructed to wreck invading gliders. Wrecked gliders. US soldiers into French villages, fighting, signs. A Treasury Department trailer promotes 7th War Bond Loan.

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