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Normandy Invasion: D-Day + 3 R1 of 2

Reel Number: 220324-04

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1944

Country: England,France,USAUNITED KINGDOM

Location: Chesapeake Bay, Maryland,Normandy

TC Begins: 02:29:40

TC Ends: 02:39:22

Duration: 00:09:42

Normandy Invasion: D-Day + 3 R1 of 2 United States Coast Guard Report 02:30:19 Deserted beaches, damaged buildings & damaged equipment & tank traps on beach. 02:30:54 Title: January 1944 Chesapeake Bay practice of landing craft & getting to shore, etc. Trials / exercises. Men board transport ships for England. 02:31:41 Feb 1944 Convoys cross Atlantic - below deck troops relax, play cards, sleep in bunks, read & writing. Man sew uniform. March 1944 US troops arrive & training for landing operations - wading ashore on British beach. 02:32:54 April 1944 LSTs & LCIs practice landing operations - Naval officers. May 1944 Allied bombing raids drop bombs over France. D-Day - 4 loading ships off Southern Coast of England. Jeep loaded by crane (GOOD). Man welding. K rations loaded onto ship. 02:34:39 D-Day - 3 In Southern England troops embark on LCVPs for transport ships. Boarding transport ships. D-Day - 1 Troops onto LCIs. Soldier on dock looks thru binoculars. Housewife in back garden looking. Bombing raids over France (GOOD). Priest holds service in open air at port of embarkation. On board ship, Coast Guard officer briefs men; group of sailors including one black sailor. 02:37:08 Ships move out into Channel. Convoy - camouflaged warship escorts. Coast Guard ships leave port. Convoy at sea - barrage balloons. Troops on board transport ship Chase load machine gun ammunition belts. Shipboard activities - allied planes over. Below decks officers study maps of Normandy beachheads.

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