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.