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    A combined sea and air raid over France launched across the English Channel includes U.S.?

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    SLATE INFORMATION: Sea and Air Activities in the Channel

    FRANCE: English Channel:

    AEROPLANES AMERICAN. B.26 MARAUDERS DAYLIGHT RAID over France..over Amiens Marshalling Yard..huge formations w. Spitfire escorts..over Lille 'drome..& Boulogne..shot of invasion barges steaming across Channel..Jim Wright loads up camera..Col. Herbert Thatcher talks over tactics to crew, take-off's from drome..bombs drop & explosions

    BOMBS B.26 Marauders over France..bombs drop..explosions..over Lille 'drome..& Boulogne

    BOULOGNE, France B.26 Marauders raid..bombs drop..explosions..shot in air of invasion barges off coast

    CAMERAMEN. & CAMERAS Jim Wright loading up camera in B.26 Marauder before raid..taking shot in air

    FRANCE B.26 Marauders raid LILLE 'drome.. BOULOGNE.. bombs drop, explosions.. .flak.. huge formations w.Spitfire escorts.. approx. 300 ships (invasion barges) off coast in SEA & AIR ACTIVITIES IN CHANNEL

    NAVAL BRITISH. SEA & AIR ACTIVITIES IN THE CHANNEL...signalling at sea (in distance)..about 300 ships off France..air shots of invasion barges

    SIGNALLING & SIGNALS In distance at sea during SEA & AIR ACTIVITIES off coast of France

    Airforce - Active; Navy - Active

    pilot, fighter, fight, news, reporter, camera man, armada, sail, operation, Allies. zero, hour, cockpit, Martin B-26 Marauder, 250 pound bombs, air raid, World War II, WWII, Second World War, World War 2, war, carpet bombing, Lille aerodrome, marshalling yards, Luftwaffe, batteries, naval guns, long-range guns, daylight bombing, USAAF, RAF, Royal Navy, German, Nazi Germany, pre-invasion
    Background: A combined sea and air raid over France launched across the English Channel includes U.S. Army Air Corps B-26 Marauders with Royal Air Force Supermarine Spitfire escorts, invasion barges and film of reporter Jim Wright and Col Herbert Thatcher

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    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
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