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D-Day invasion of Europe at Normandy by British and American allied air, sea, and land forces
D-Day invasion of France. Scenes from land, sea, and air attacks by Allied forces at multiple locations on the French coast. Sea borne assault forces 90 miles from French coast Normandy. Lieutenant General Bradley commands the US forces and Lieutenant General Dempsey commands the British and Canadian forces. Naval bombardment starts. Warships do heavy bombardment on the coast. Infantry units transfer onto assault boats. Air bombardment on sea shore starts. Light, medium and heavy bombers drop bombs on the coast line. Explosions on the ground. Combat teams move forward towards coast. Ships fire rockets at German positions. Aerial view of bombardment. Heavy enemy counter fire. Enemy battery hits allied assault boats. Allied forces going ashore on Normandy beaches enduring heavy enemy fire and casualties. Boats wrecked and troops discard equipment to save themselves from drowning. They reach the beach after heavy casualties. British ships fire salvos. Troops in the British sector break through beach heads. Second assault unit moves in with no enemy resistance. Artillery move forward on the beach. Heavy firefight and explosions on the ground. Colonel Quen compares Korean war and Normandy attack (speaking during the early 1950s during the Korean War). He tells the difference between the enemy tactics and terrain of both the wars. He tells to watch an interview of a former Chinese soldier the next week. Location: Normandy France. Date: June 6, 1944.
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