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WWII - 1944, D-Day & invasion, England to Paris, Pt. 1 of 4

Reel Number: 220289-02

Color: Colour

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1944

Country: England,France,United Kingdom

Location: London,PlYMOUth

TC Begins: 07:09:50

TC Ends: 07:19:23

Duration: 00:09:33

WWII - 1944, D-Day & Invasion, England to Paris, Pt. 1 of 4 London - Big Ben - Houses of Parliament - Westminster Abbey - US servicemen visiting. Marble Arch - crowds - Hyde Park, Speakers Corner. Children’s playground, kids on swings, drinking fountain. St Pauls - Buckingham Palace, guards on duty. Tower Bridge, Thames tugs w/ cargo, Fleet Street - policeman. Army camp South of England shots of press contingent in camp, Jack Lieb (cameraman) w/ shovel - CBS correspondent Larry Laseur. Other press - Gordon Becker - Jack Thompson - Ernie Pyle - Larry O’Reilly. More correspondents Clark Lee & Bill Stoneman. Press corps loaded onto small military trucks & set off for South Coast - travel thru market town. 07:15:24 Plymouth, bomb damage, buildings destroyed - jeeps on the road w/ wire cutters on their bumpers - Crossroads guards, one British and one American soldier inspects bedroll. OWI correspondents Wes Haines (Haynes) and Pete Carroll AP press photographer - eating K-rations. Washing hands in river, Pete Carroll taking scenic shots of river etc. 07:17:05 Docks, 101st Airborne Division loading onto landing craft for transfer to larger ships. Close shots smiling troops. Press aboard LCI with Commander of Invasion Group and Captain of LCI Number 5 Lt Patten? 07:18:26 Wes Haines trimming beard and troops of 101st relaxing on deck, one imitates Hitler. Ships mascot puppy having life jacket fitted. 07:19:10 Lt Patten briefing crew re that afternoons sailing, crew waving hats and cheering. WW2 History; Travelogue; Colour Lecture Film;

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