General Matthew Ridgway makes trip to Normandy for D-day service. France.
Unissued / Unused material.
General Matthew Ridgway in Normandy for D-day commemoration. France.
Various good shots of graves in war cemetery. Various shots party walking through cemetery towards camera. LS Ridgway looking at grave. MS service by grave. LS Ridgway laying wreath. LS roadside notice "Ste Mere Eglise".
LS crowd waving as Ridgway and party walking through village. MS Ridgway laying wreath at the Zero Milestone. MS Ridgway saluting. Various shots of the Zero Milestone. CU Ridgway. MS Mayor of Ste Mere Eglise presenting Ridgway with scroll. Various shots the Zero Milestone, with Stars and Stripes flying over it.
LS Ridgway inspecting US Naval contingent. MS crowd watching. LS crowd of onlookers standing on stone. MS Ridgway and party climbing steps, and laying wreaths at memorial on Utah Beach. LS the ceremony taking place on Utah Beach. Various shots Utah Beach War Memorial. LS Ridgway and Party, pan to the beach. LS party walking through cemetery.