Consolidating in Normandy
Once the beach heads were secure on 6 June 1944, the Allies faced a huge battle for the domination of northern France. Despite landing over 1 million men and having vast air superiority over the German defenders, the Battle for Normandy continued for two more months. In August, several German armies were destroyed after being surrounded in the Falaise Pocket. This first hand footage of the days after D-Day records vast troop landings, Allied bombing sorties and also the visit of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. An archive British Movietone film sourced from AP Archive.
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Tank Mission World War Two
A US War Department film details the vital role of tanks in defeating the Axis during World War Two, particularly in Europe. Not only were tanks deployed for punching through enemy lines, but also mine and obstruction clearance and supporting engineer units. Sourced via AP Archive.
The Spirit of France
Having been defeated by Nazi Germany in the Battle for France of April and May 1940, French resistance fighters carried on the underground struggle, causing difficulty for the German occupiers, and supplying the Allies in Britain with much needed intelligence in the build up to D-Day. An archive ...
5 Great Speeches By Allied Leaders on...
Many Allied political leaders and generals delivered remarkable speeches on D-Day, here are 5 of the greatest.