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    American forces landing in Normandy on D-day.

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    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    Allied forces invasion of occupied Europe - D-day landings in Normandy, France.

    M/S American soldiers on road. M/S French civilians on road. Various C/Us Royal Navy officers on bridge of ship, one officer holds a puppy. More shots ships at sea. More shots officers.

    Various shots GIs outside wrecked farm house. M/S GI next to statue of the Virgin Mary. More shots farm house. Various shots GIs on streets of town. C/U little girl. M/S tanks passing. M/S group of GIs beside the tank. C/U pile of captured German helmets and kit bags. M/S the burying of a dead soldiers. M/S soldiers with guns ready hiding behind hedge.

    M/S GIs marching down road, they pass a bus stop sign, suggesting they are still in England? Various shots GIs in landing craft. Clapper board says "D-day". Out of focus shots of sea. M/S landing craft silhouetted against sea. Various shots landing craft coming in to land. GIs crouching in landing craft. Various shots soldiers wading through surf to get to beach, may be some bodies in sea. Various shots GI having injured shoulder attended to by medics.

    Clapper board with date 6/6/1944. Various C/Us injured Germans sitting on beach, one looks very young. More shots landing craft. Badly injured German lying on beaches. C/U soldiers digging trench. Various shots burning farm house. Brief shot German half buried in trench. Various shots burning bunker with dead bodies outside. More shots burning farm house, there is an explosion and the flames shoot up.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:20:00 / 01:24:09:00
    UN 1126 B

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  1. Unknown user says

    The footage between 2:30 and 3:12 was shot by Staff Sgt Reuben Weiner, and features the 82nd Airborne Division.

    The material from 3:13 to 3:31 was filmed by a cameraman named "Dickerson" of the 162nd Signal Photo Company.

    The material from 3:33 until at least 6:26 was filmed by a :Sgt Taylor" of the 165th Signal Photo Company.

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