Normandy Invasion - D-Day + 3 R2 of 2
D-Day. Night shots bombers take off, aircraft in flight formation & dropping incendiary bombs over France. Parachute regiments jump from planes, sky filled with parachutes. H-30 minutes. Battleships firing, men down landing nets into landing craft. Landing craft head for shore under cover of battleship fire.
02:41:15 H Hour Landing craft stopped by under water obstacles, troops wade waist deep in sea for beach. Larger landing craft approach beachhead, troops waiting. H+65 minutes. Aboard LCIs troops prepare to land; wading thru water under enemy fire,onto sandy beach. LSTs out of enemy firing range waiting to move in. On the beaches bulldozers & military equipment moving in.
02:42:55 LCIs return to transport ships to ferry more troops to shore. LSTs unload supplies on to LCTs - military equipment off loaded. Rhino ferry carrying heavy equipment. Men driving jeeps off landing craft. Mass of troops on the beaches - military trucks. German troops now prisoners of war duck from incoming fire. Tattered US flag flying; Coast Guard rescue boats search for survivors, pick up man. Hospital ship, wounded carried on stretchers. Injured man on stretcher transferred to ship along w/ plasma transfusion drip. Crippled Coast Guard LCI - wounded removed for transfer to hospital ship. Stretchers lowered four at a time onto deck
02:45:44 Pan beachhead & damaged ships. Troops march inland. LSTs landing cargo of trucks, tanks & military equipment. Barges built on shore for D-Day being unloaded. Night shots of anti aircraft guns, Ack Ack firing at German planes. Day - Artificial harbours (Mulberry). Bad weather, sea lashing against temporary harbor. Men transfered over water using rope to climb along. Damaged ships after storm. Landing barges move out into Channel loaded w/ German prisoners. POWs back in England board Coastguard transport ship; ships at sea carrying POWs to America. VERY GOOD Liberty Bell & 6th Liberty Loan graphics.
WWII Invasions - Normandy;