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D-Day Special R1 of 2

Reel Number: 221673-08

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1944

Country: England,France,Germany,United Kingdom

Location: Normandy

TC Begins: 05:20:07

TC Ends: 05:29:07

Duration: 00:09:00

D-Day Special R1 of 2 Army - Navy Screen Magazine #32 Intro title re June 6, 1944 & introducing General Joseph T. McNarney, Deputy Chief of Staff... Sitting at desk: “June 6th is the day that will be marked in the memory of every man & woman in the world...” 05:23:08 Men marching out of camp, into landing craft, ships in channel w/ barrage balloons above. Pan over camouflaged ships; men sleeping, reading invasion book on France, comic books, bibles. Men cooking on shipboard & eating on hood of jeep. Signal on bridge of ships as they begin moving across. 05:24:58 Gliders w/ British markings, paratroopers issued rations, checking on motorcycles. Loading magazines w/ bullets, checking pistols, guns, loading hand grenades, sharpening knife. Load gliders w/ jeeps, artillery. Men blacking faces, march to gliders who wave goodbye. Briefing outside planes; put on life jackets. Gen. Brereton seeing men off. Salute goodbye, 9th Air Force C-47 planes taking off. Planes in flight over English Channel. 05:28:33 Planes over German coastline, dropping bombs & explosions (GOOD) WWII - Invasion - France; Normandy; 06Jun44; WW2;

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