Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Special Film Reports. 1944 - 1945. STAFF FILM REPORT


Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Special Film Reports. 1944 - 1945. STAFF FILM REPORT


MILITARY FILM REPORT: On battles in France and Mediterranean. Reel 1: Battle of France. French 2nd Armored Division departs Portland, England, for Normandy, Gen. Jacque-Philippe Le Clerc in command. French troops talk with civilians, and U.S. troops engage in street battles in Normandy and Coutances, of which there are battle destruction shots. Russian and British military observers at headquarters. St. Lo citizens greet U.S. troops. Germans captured in Granville taken to rear. Shows Abby Mon San Michael, Chateauneuf-de-Randon and shelled Villedieu-les-Poeles. Reel 3: Allied Fleet in Indian Ocean; Operations on Guam; Pisa Falls. (1) U.S., British and French convoys in Indian Ocean (2) 3rd Amphibious Corps troops attack village and pillbox and begin clean up operations in Guam. (3) 5th Army drives toward Pisa and Poggibonsi, 34th Infantry Division enters Pisa; destroyed buildings shown. Leghorn, Italy, retreating German troops destroyed docks, sunk ships and obstructed harbor entrance. U.S. and British salvage crews remove obstructions. Reel 4: Pre-invasion Films. At invasion embarkation point, Naples, cub planes, motor vehicles, supplies are loaded and troops board LST's, Gen. Alexander M. Patch, Jr., shown. Allied troop at rest and recreation and practice take off from LST and amphibious assault techniques.

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Patch, Alexander McCarrell, 1889-1945 (person)

Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945 (person)

George Smith Patton Jr. (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a general of the United States Army who commanded the Seventh United States Army in the Mediterranean theater of World War II, and the United States Army Central in France and Germany after the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. Born in 1885, Patton attended the Virginia Military Institute and the United States Military Academy at West Point. He studied fencing and designed the M1913 Cavalry Saber, more commonly known ...

Leclerc, Philippe, 1902-1947 (person)