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Eve of Battle Reel 2

Reel Number: 220763-02

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1944

Country: England UNITED KINGDOM,France,United Kingdom

Location: Slapton Sands

TC Begins: 04:10:50

TC Ends: 04:19:06

Duration: 00:08:16

Eve of Battle Reel 2 On preparations for the invasion of France. D-Day Contrails in sky. Allied paratroop training - parachutes. Fighter planes taking off including Mustangs flown by Polish airman and Beacon bombers flown by the Lorraine squadron of the Free French. Mitchell bombers flown by Commonwealth pilots. Marauders flown by Americans. Planes flying low over Engish Channel. Bombing occupied France. Aircraft in flight formation. Good shot plane banks away from camera. Strafing airfields. Bombs dropping, flying through flak. Explosions on ground. 04:14:02. Docks in England filled with waiting ships and boats. Invasion rehearsals, troops boarding ships including American and British soldiers. Tanks and vehicles loaded onto ships. Landing craft underway. AV convoy at anchor. Night shots - soft focus, men down landing nets. Day various shots invasion preparations and exercises. Naval guns and rocket launchers blast coastline (Slapton sands?) Shots from beach as landing craft open and men run out. Good shots men running up beach under “fire” . Flamethrower used on bunker. Various ”battle” scenes. WWII.

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