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WWII - Invasion - Preparations - GIs Arrive England & Boarding - D-Day

Reel Number: 220286-04

Color: Black and White

Sound: SIL

Year / Date: 1944

Country: England,United Kingdom


TC Begins: 01:32:46

TC Ends: 01:43:30

Duration: 00:10:44

WWII - Invasion - Preparations - GIs Arrive England & Boarding 2-stack liner as transport offloading GIs & WACS to small ship. WACS & bagpipes. GIs & WACs into building & onto railway station platform; board cars, get chocolate or coffee. 01:36:37 Train leaves. Truck convoy thru countryside past tents along road. Men out of trucks parked by road. 01:37:24 Aerial showing large tents along edge of road. Speakers shown w/ man talking into microphone; men by tents. Field hospital signs; mats to hold down mud. 01:38:24 Camouflaged trucks & repair facility. Installing telephone lines, using. GOOD. 01:39:16 Accordion & GI band playing. 01:39:34 Men filling trucks w/ Jerry Cans & convoy down road thru town. Troops march thru town w/ packs; wait in line. Woman w/ box of doughnuts. Man passes out life-savers. Stacks of packs & boxes. 01:40:41 Life-vests passed out. Landing barges loaded w/ boxes & men. Ships visible in harbor behind. D-Day Preparations; 1944; Jun44; WW2; NOTE: GOOD QUALITY & VARIETY.

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