Publicado em 05/06/2014
The Normandy landings were the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during WWII.
Archive footage consists of the following fragments:
General Eisenhower and his aides look at wall map as they plan the invasion of Normandy France, Operation Overlord in 1944.
Slave labors building the German “West Wall” defense system of fortifications along the coast of Europe. Various scenes of large gun emplacements.
The hugh stockpile of tanks, trucks, artillery guns, bombs, aircraft, and other supplies amassed in England to support the Allied invasion of European Continent.
The naval armada assembled to transport the troops, war equipment, and supplies across the English Channel.
Unloading of landing barges from decks of ships. Troops practice loading operations. The armada of ships underway across the English Channel for the invasion of Normandy France.
On June 6, 1944 planes loaded with paratroopers of the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions spearheaded the Normandy invasion by jumping behind the German lines and coastal defenses.
Paratroopers jumping from C-47 aircraft. Landing craft underway to beachhead firing artillery guns.
Rocket ship firing barrage of rockets. Allied troops landing on beachheads on D-Day. Soldiers using flame throwers and charges to destroy gun fortifications. Troops wade ashore from landing craft under cover of barrage balloons.