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Eve of Battle Reel 1

Reel Number: 220763-01

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1944

Country: England,France,Germany,United Kingdom


TC Begins: 04:00:06

TC Ends: 04:10:40

Duration: 00:10:34

Eve of Battle Reel 1 On preparations for the invasion of France. D-Day German coastal defences being built by slave labour. Gun emplacements and fortifications. German troops marching. Hitler meets Mussolini off aircraft. Brief Yalta conference. 04:02:01 Allied armies inspected by various - inc. Queen Elizabeth; Polish General Sikorsky. Montgomery at Allied high command meeting. 04:02:36 Shows planes attacking a German submarine. Supplies and equipment being handled at English docks. 04:04:02 Band plays as US troopship arrives in England. US troops march. Night shots, bombers on airfield. Various aircraft take off - Lancaster bombers. Night bombing of Germany - good. 04:05:37 Military vehicles and equipment moved on British roads and rail. Supplies stacked and moved around the country, warehouse storage. Stockpiles of equipment - forklifts. Stacks of barbed wire etc. Steam trains, freight cars. Lines of tanks, trucks, jeeps. Huge supplies of shells / bombs. Ground crews working on aircraft - Black Widow bombers. 04:08:09 Night - searchlight. Night firing of anti-aircraft guns. German plane downed. Barrage balloons, minelaying at sea. British minesweepers at work. Naval convoy. 04:09:02 Good shots Allied planes, bombers and fighters taking off. P-38 Lightning bombers in formation. Flak. Cameragun footage, strafing, German plane downed. Daylight bombing of Germany. WWII.

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