WWII - 1944, England, 82nd Airborne Preparations for D-Day
INV 66 Slate: 08Jun44 Camera: Sgt Shelton 165 4th Infantry. CU Sign 34 km to Cherbourg, 8 km to Montebourg. Destroyed tank / French artillery on road. MS. CU of hole thru metal. Jeep around; jeeps & men down road.
23:19:53 01:38:35 GIs on horseback thru destroyed village, one poses chewing on cigar. Sign behind Ravenoville 8 km, La Mer 9 km.
23:20:06 Slate: 16th 4th Inf Div. Shelton. Jeep thru village on dusty road. Soldier resting in doorway of heavily damaged house; others on sidewalk alongside row houses. MCU four w/ bottle of wine & sandwiches. CU drinking from bottle.
23:21:04 Wooden sign: St Mere Eglise, w/ bullet holes in it, metal sign saying same.
23:21:21 Destroyed village & car outside building w/ sign Hotchkiss Garage Central...
23:21:44 One star General in jeep thru, inspecting; CU smiling.
23:22:15 C 47s pulling gliders past; various shots (taking off?) leaving over fields & hedgerow;.
23:25:00 Towing high in sky overhead.
23:25:58 Over hilltops.
23:26:40 Against clouds.
23:27:01 Over field w/ C-47 on ground.
WW2; 08Jun44; D-Day Invasion; Normandy; 1944;