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WWII - 1944, D-Day & Invasion, England to Paris, Pt. 3 of 4

Reel Number: 220289-04

Color: Colour

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1944

Country: France

Location: Barre Fleur,Granville,Mont St. Michel,Valognes

TC Begins: 07:29:04

TC Ends: 07:39:11

Duration: 00:10:07

WWII - 1944, D-Day & Invasion, England to Paris, Pt. 3 of 4 Ernie Pyle talking to Signal Corp commander w/ Bert Brandt & others. Troops moving up towards Valognes - Heavy transport through destroyed village. GIs walking. 07:30:00 Triangles on beach at low tide that had been built to have mines attached acting as boat traps. Crucifix on church in Barre Fleur (Barfleur)? - small boats in harbor of fishing village. 07:31:00 Fortifications on coastline built by “slave labor” - lighthouse and forts near Granville. 07:32:16 Haymaking - artillery gun fires from bushes - P-47 taxiing - (St Mere Eglise area) loading 500lb bomb on planes - aircraft takeoff. 07:33:59 B/W Planes have mid air collision, various shots fighter planes in action - GSAP gun camera material explosions etc 07:35:06 Mont St. Michel - Robert Capa of Time Magazine. French woman outside Hotel Poulard (Mere Poulard made it famous for its omelettes) two GIs walk down village street - streets w/ flags. 07:36:00 Countryside shots - French peasant - GIs sightseeing in monastery 07:36:28 Press correspondents Charles Collingwood, Helen Kirkpatrick and Joe Leibling & Becker. 07:36:58 Ernest Hemingway drinking wine & talking to William (Bill) Walton (Time magazine correspondent) 07:37:25 Group relaxing Bill Stringer in group and sightseeing 07:38:07 Children playing on beach - lovely shots monastery and beach - sunset WW2 History; Travelogue; Colour Lecture Film;

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