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keywords: wwii, european theater, d-day, normandy invasion, operation overlord, operation neptune

Synopsis: First film footage of D-Day Invasion Of Normandy codename Operation Overlord, the actual landings codename Operation Neptune which is the first strike at German-occupied Western Europe during WWII...(read more)

  • Date: 1944
  • Duration: 00:08:09
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: France

Newsreels 1944 June 12

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Newsreels: 1944 - June 12

D-Day, Normandy Invasion of France in WWII. 11,000 Allied planes drop tons of bombs on shore installations, strategic roads and bridge and then strafe enemy trains, ships and planes.

In England, paratroopers of the U.S 101st Airborne board C-47 aircraft. C-47 Skytrain planes with white invasion stripes (markings) taking off in early morning darkness of D-Day June 6, 1944.

Paratroopers of the 101st Airborne and the 82nd Airborne marching to glider boarding area in England.

At another English airfield British Glider Infantry (British Airlanding Infantry), possibly soldiers of the British 6th Airlanding Brigade boarding Horsa gliders. British Horsa glider being towed airborne.

4,000 ships set sail for the Cherbourg peninsula. The guns of the Normandy invasion fleet bombard the German defenses along the coast of Normandy. U.S. soldiers climb down cargo nets into landing craft. Sights and sounds of naval bombardment.

Point of view (pov) from landing craft as soldiers wade ashore. Scenes of Utah beachhead landings. More point of view (pov) scenes from assault boat as soldiers wade ashore. Scenes of dead soldiers at waters edge on Utah Beach.

First group of German prisoners captured. U.S. Medic treating German POW. Medics treat wounded sheltered by the chalk cliffs on Utah Beachhead.

M4 Sherman “wading” tanks with air intake and exhaust vents advancing across Utah beachhead. Images of Sherman “wading” tanks. Allied soldiers advancing. Two wounded soldiers on stretchers on hood of jeep flying a Red Cross flag. Captured Nazi POWs.

American soldiers question and search captured German soldiers. French natives welcome their Allied liberators. U.S. soldier talking with young boy and girl. Group of U.S. soldiers displaying a large Nazi flag.

Supreme Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower visits with General Bernard Montgomery and General Omar Bradley. Wounded soldiers are loaded on ships for return to England.