Material showing soldiers around the time of D-day. France.
Unissued / Unused material.
Various good shots of Spitfire aeroplanes taking off from airfield. C/U boot washed up on beach. L/S bombed house. C/U soldier loading his gun. M/S as locals greet the soldiers. C/U children looking out of window at camera. Various shots of American soldiers playing poker dice. L/S soldiers walking down the road. M/S propellor spinning round on aeroplane. M/S as American soldiers walk through town. M/S British soldier standing next to truck which has 'Don't wave girls we're British' written on the side. M/S as he shovels earth into the truck.
M/S landing craft rolling up onto beach. M/S British soldiers getting water from the well and washing their clothes. C/U's of another soldier shaving. Various shots as stores are brought out of hold and put onto DUKW then ferried ashore. M/S soldier slicing bread. M/S line of soldiers sleeping. M/S others practising putting on bandages. M/S two soldiers digging sand out near beach. M/S other listening through headphones to instructions.