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    AVIATION: American 9th A.F. paratroops take off for 2nd Front

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    SLATE INFORMATION: The Hour of Liberation
    SLATE INFORMATION: United Nations Launch Invasion of Europe

    MAP of Europe

    ENGLAND: Location unknown:
    Trucks, guns and food supplies to be used in invasion
    Troops disembark from assault landing craft onto beach in rehearsal / Parachutists drop from planes / Soldiers in field / Smoke machine to simulate battle conditions / U.S flame throwers demonstration / Planes drop bombs as explosions on ground / Planes in air

    FRANCE: Mulhouse:
    AIR VIEWS / AERIALS Explosions on ground as U.S. Marauders bomb French targets / 16mm gun fire and explosions as planes attacking barges, planes and dumps from pilot's POINT OF VIEW (POV)

    ENGLAND: Various locations:
    Headlines ' Invasion of Europe Begins' as people buy and read newspapers / MONTAGE of people looking to sky including milkman, children, butcher and policeman as sound of bombers heard SOT / Crowd of soldiers by embarkation sheds as Winston Churchill MP (Prime Minister) smokes cigar and giving victory sign / Admiral Ramsay (Allied Naval Commander in Chief) saluted as goes on board ship / British and American troops along pier as embarking, some with bicycles / Boats leaving shore / US Army soldiers marching down to shore and boarding landing craft / Troop carriers set sail as soldiers silhouetted in evening sun / Soldiers waving from troop carrier / 9th US Air Force paratroopers along to board troop carrying planes

    Channel Islands: Alderney:
    AIR VIEWS / AERIALS of Marauder planes and Isle of Alderney as planes drop bombs and explosions on ground

    English Channel:
    AIR VIEW / AERIAL ships of invasion fleet

    AEROPLANES (Allied). ie.& white stripes. Star of Liberation 9th A.F. paratroops take off for 2nd Front

    AEROPLANES (Allied). ie.& white stripes. Star of Liberation MARAUDERS bomb French targets..explosions on ground..planes drop bombs V.G.ground explosions

    AEROPLANES, GERMAN In air & on ground 16mm. shoot up

    ALDERNEY Aerial views in "Hour of liberation"

    AMERICA MILITARY. U.S.& Br: troops embark on L.C.I's for 2nd Front

    ASSAULT LANDING CRAFT. Br: & U.S.troops embark for 2nd Front

    BARGES 16mm. shoot up in France

    BEVIN, ERNEST w. Churchill & col, visits Canadian troops

    BOMBS Planes drop bombs V.G.explosions from ground

    BRADLEY Lt.Gen. Omar C.G. 11 U.S.Corps. w. Ramsay from lib. used in

    BROOKE Sir Allan w.Churchill visits Canadians invasion troops

    CANADA. Churchill w.Smuts, Bevin & A.Brooke visits Canadian Invasion troops in Britain

    CHURCHILL. Visits invasion forces on coast before D-Day

    FLAME THROWERS U.S. flame throwers used in 2nd Front Issue

    FRANCE. HOUR OF LIBERATION.. Marauders bomb French targets.. MULHOUSE explosions on ground.. 16mm.shoot up barges, planes, and dumps

    MAP. Of England & N. France coastline

    MILITARY BRITISH. Br: & U.S.troops embark on L.C.I's for 2nd Front

    NAVAL BRITISH. Admiral Ramsay inspects 2nd Front Fleet..Br: & U.S. troops embark on L.C.I's & others


    PARACHUTES. AND PARACHUTISTS. U.S. 9th A.F. paratroops embark & take off 2nd front

    RAMSAY, Admiral Sir Bertram (Allied Naval Cmdr. Exped. Force) Inspects Invasion Fleet for 2nd Front

    SECOND FRONT. HOUR OF LIBERATION.. Rehearsal from Lib.. Br: & U.S. troops embark..paratroops take off..French targets bombed..leaders Ramsay, Bradley, Spaatz, Mallory, Monty, Tedder, Eisenhower

    SMUTTS Field Marshall w.Churchill visits Canadian invasion troops

    SUPPLIES & SUPPLY DROPPING Trucks, guns, food from lib. used in
    Background: AVIATION: American 9th A.F. paratroops take off for 2nd Front

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    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
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