• Short Summary

    A memorial to the landing of American troops in Weymouth ahead of the Allied invasion of Europe in the Second World War unveiled in the seaside town.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: Weymouth commemorates U.S. Embarkation

    ENGLAND: Dorset: Weymouth:
    Shot of Weymouth beach
    Shots of memorial to American troops who embarked at Weymouth for the Allied invasion of mainland Europe in the Second World War (WWII)

    Major General Bissell (American military attache) speech SOT
    - They were passing from here for the great adventure of their life. To victory. To defeat. To life or to death. On behalf of the armed forces of the United States I unveil this plaque and entrust it to your care in perpetuity.

    Memorial unveiled as British and American flags are pulled from the structure
    Shot of memorial with beach in background
    Close up of memorial
    Sea rolling in to beach
    Background: A memorial to the landing of American troops in Weymouth ahead of the Allied invasion of Europe in the Second World War unveiled in the seaside town.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAED8QM81AETYYQJL6PBUOE7DWN
    Media URN:
    VLVAED8QM81AETYYQJL6PBUOE7DWN
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1947
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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