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    Good shots American troops in landing craft - part of Invasion fleet.

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    Unissued / unused material - dates and location unclear or unknown.

    Various good shots of American Infantry men on landing craft - part of the Invasion fleet.

    Various shots of US troops marching to Invasion assembly points. They collect cups of tea from the American Red Cross.

    Shots of large landing craft as its front entrance is closed for its voyage.

    Various shots of American troops transferring to small troop landing craft. Shots of American soldiers playing cards on deck of ship while waiting. Shots of small landing craft setting off.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:11:00 / 01:47:10:00
    UN 815 B

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  1. Hotspur001 says

    I believe this footage shows the US 5th Ranger Battalion embarking at Weymouth Harbour onto LSI(S) HMS Prince Baudouin. The date is probably 2nd June 1944. The PB on the sides of the assault craft denotes Prince Baudouin. Other assault craft carry PC denoting HMS Prince Charles. These ships together with HMS Prince Leopold comprised the initial Assault Group O4 carrying the 2nd and 5th Ranger Battlions tasked with taking the cliffs and fortifications at Pointe du Hoe, West of Omaha Beach on D-day 6th June 1944.
    Colour photos of this embarkation were taken by the US Army Signal Corps -

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