The Second Front opens at last. First rush pictures of greatest event in military history?
Staff in canteen listen to annoucement on BBC Radio about D-Day SOT (not heard clearly)
SOUND EFFECTS: Eisenhower's speech "A landing was made this morning on the coast of France by troops of the Allied Expeditionary Force. This landing is but the opening phase of the campaign in Western Europe. Great battles lie ahead. I call upon all who love freedom to stand with us. Keep your faith staunch - our arms are resolute - together we shall achieve victory. (NOT CLEARLY HEARD)
SV factory manager speaking: "Ladies and Gentlemen, you have all heard the great news of our invasion. It is going, we are sure, to lead us to victory and while wishing Good Luck and God Speed to all our forces especially perhaps our own loved ones, let us get back to work just as soon as we possibly can, redoubling our efforts to bring them to us victoriously and just as speedily as possible.
Staff applaud SOT
Staff sitting in canteen and staff listening to announcement and applauding
More of staff in canteen (no sound)
Military - Active; Navy - Active; Airforce - Active; Personalities - Politicians; Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965), Jan Christian Smuts (1870-1950), Ernest Bevin (1881-1951), Ships and Boats; General Eisenhower; Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery; World War Two (Second World War, WWII)
Background: The Second Front opens at last. First rush pictures of greatest event in military history include actual bombing of German defence targets, embarkation of Airborne Arm on troop carriers and subsequent flight over the Channel.