WWII - 1940s, Military History: The 1st Infantry Division / Big Red One in World War 2, 1944-1945
Training for D-Day invasion - loading onto LST & LSI ships. June 6th, battleship guns turning, firing to bombard French coastline. US troops down nets into landing craft. Landing on Omaha beach, classic shot of man killed on beach; move inland thru hedgerows & fields, battle scenes, digging in, treating wounded. Troops waiting in small town for 2nd outfit to arrive. Rest & relaxation w/ locals, helping old lady thru rubble. Soldiers getting haircuts, writing letter.
03:42:41 July 25th - Big bombing raid by allies, battle scenes, engineers dig up mines, clear roadblocks. Various shots troops moving forward on foot and in trucks, eating while walking on dusty road.
03:43:54 Montage: Division enters Coutances, Mortain, Etampes, Meaux, & Soissons and enters Belgium
03:44:13 German POWs. Siegfried Line. Troops take communion - battlefield service. Troops battle for Aachen,
03:45:27 Aachen in ruins surrenders, 21Oct44. White flag from window, tank rolls over Nazi flag.
03:45:15 Huertgen Forest battle scenes, wounded, mud.
03:45:4? Rest; MCU feet of soldier walking w/ woman in heels, outside doorway.
03:45:5? Animated map of Belgium & Germany frontlines exploding to tanks advance & advance in cold & snow in Ardennes. MCU German soldiers & their big guns firing. US advancing, past dead. Jeesp & trucks along muddy road.
03:46:1? LS Rhine river & smoking opposite bank; approaching the Remagen Bridge, crossing & fighting thru Germany.
03:47:08 May45 at wars end, 1st Infantry is in Czechoslovakia. CU faces. Nazi war criminals in Nuremberg courtroom. Superimposed soldier & “Duty First”.
WW2; Fighting; Battles; 1944; Battle of the Bulge; 1945; Compilation Documentary;