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WWII and D-Day Invasion
01:59:45:17>>>B/W 1944 Spring 1944, London - huge ballroom filled with women and men dancing. Various CUs of General Dwight Eisenhower in the field, smoking, good. 02:00:28:09>>>B/W 1943 Teheran, November 1943 - Yalta Conference. Josef Stalin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill sit and pose for CAM. Molotov and Anthony Eden in BG. FDR and Eisenhower eat sandwiches in car in Tunis, North Africa. 02:01:28:19>>>B/W 1942 Berlin, Germany, 1942. Erwin Rommel enters Nazi rally surrounded by other Nazi leaders, including Goebbels. Hitler walking up aisle. Rommel and Hitler shake hands. EXT, Rommel inspecting Atlantic Wall with other officers of German army. CU Field Marshal Gerd Von Rundstedt at conference table. Rommel and Von Rundstedt sit beside each other, talking. Good shot of Rommel explaining strategy over scale model of Atlantic coast. Animated map of coastline with emphases on French coastline. VS German construction of Atlantic Wall, good. 02:03:54:06>>>B/W 1944 Singers entertain Allied troops in England. Piano recital by female pianist. VS enlisted men sightseeing in London Great shot of couples dancing in huge hall. EXT US supreme head quarters, London. CU British Chief Air Marshal, Trafford Lee Mallory, side profile of Admiral Bertram Ramsey of the Royal Navy, and profile shot of General Bernard Montgomery - in meeting with Eisenhower, who looks at map. VS infantry and equipment moving towards ports in south of England. Girls jump rope in FG as tanks are transported on road in front of them, good. PAN, stock piles of supplies. 02:08:00:19>>>B/W 1944 Sign posted to tree, Civilians are Forbidden to Loiter or Talk with Troops. VS military and civilian security checks. VS censorship - contents of letters are blocked, or CUt out with razor blade. Crossword puzzle investigation (paranoia, coincidence). CU file, with File Closed written on jacket, placed in cabinet. 02:09:19:02>>>B/W 1944 General George Patton, wearing sunglasses, steps into jeep in Dover. VS Patton overseeing fake maneuvers to trick Germans into thinking the invasion will occur at Callais. German intelligence - showing photographs in field and then to Hitler, who stands at conference table. VS German soldiers marching, military equipment moved to Callais. Rommel tours and checks defense operations along Atlantic coast. Mines dropped into English Channel Mined beach with barbed wire fences, steel hedgehogs, pointed logs, Belgian gates - all designed to repel invasion and damage landing craft. VS concrete bunkers and pillboxes, rocket emplacements, coastal batteries and huge artillery guns (big bertha). Germans flood to drown paratroopers. 02:12:16:14>>>B/W 1944 Good shot of Rommel eating hot food in field. Rommel reviews troops, CU German soldiers. Testing V-1 robot bomb or rocket and V-2 supersonic rocket. 02:13:03:08>>>B/W 1944 VS General Eisehower with his commanding officers in open, surrounded by trees. Eisenhower smokes. General Omar Bradley. EXT St. Paul's school, London. INT St. Paul's, May 15, meeting of top battle commanders (symbolic recreation) Animated map highlights Operation Overlord plans for D-Day. VS Allied air raids, CU bombs dropping, aerials of explosions, CU bomb bay doors, excellent POV from front of bomber as it flies over houses. VS strafing, blowing up moving train, airplanes, ships, tower. VS bombers exploding in mid-air, airplanes blown up during flight. 02:15:38:28>>>B/W 1944 VS Eisenhower visiting with troops at staging areas, good Troops train for D-Day invasion, climbing rope, ladders, running through obstacle course, good. Troops practice firing flame throwers, good. VS hand to hand combat with no weapons. VS troops picking up final rations, good. CU soldier sharpens knife. Soldier checks his pistol. VS troops being briefed, INT and EXT. Soldiers kneel at outdoor mass, shot from behind. CU soldiers receiving communion host - Roman Catholics. Soldiers praying. 02:18:25:04>>>B/W 1944 June 3, 1944. General Eisenhower gets out of sedan and looks at model of Atlantic coastline that's placed on
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Europe, United States
01:59:45:17>>>B/W 1944 Spring 1944, London - huge ballroom filled with women and men dancing. Various CUs of General Dwight Eisenhower in the field, smoking, good. 02:00:28:09>>>B/W 1943 Teheran, November 1943 - Yalta Conference. Josef Stalin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill sit and pose for CAM. Molotov and Anthony Eden in BG. FDR and Eisenhower eat sandwiches in car in Tunis, North Africa. 02:01:28:19>>>B/W 1942 Berlin, Germany, 1942. Erwin Rommel enters Nazi rally surrounded by other Nazi leaders, including Goebbels. Hitler walking up aisle. Rommel and Hitler shake hands. EXT, Rommel inspecting Atlantic Wall with other officers of German army. CU Field Marshal Gerd Von Rundstedt at conference table. Rommel and Von Rundstedt sit beside each other, talking. Good shot of Rommel explaining strategy over scale model of Atlantic coast. Animated map of coastline with emphases on French coastline. VS German construction of Atlantic Wall, good. 02:03:54:06>>>B/W 1944 Singers entertain Allied troops in England. Piano recital by female pianist. VS enlisted men sightseeing in London Great shot of couples dancing in huge hall. EXT US supreme head quarters, London. CU British Chief Air Marshal, Trafford Lee Mallory, side profile of Admiral Bertram Ramsey of the Royal Navy, and profile shot of General Bernard Montgomery - in meeting with Eisenhower, who looks at map. VS infantry and equipment moving towards ports in south of England. Girls jump rope in FG as tanks are transported on road in front of them, good. PAN, stock piles of supplies. 02:08:00:19>>>B/W 1944 Sign posted to tree, Civilians are Forbidden to Loiter or Talk with Troops. VS military and civilian security checks. VS censorship - contents of letters are blocked, or CUt out with razor blade. Crossword puzzle investigation (paranoia, coincidence). CU file, with File Closed written on jacket, placed in cabinet. 02:09:19:02>>>B/W 1944 General George Patton, wearing sunglasses, steps into jeep in Dover. VS Patton overseeing fake maneuvers to trick Germans into thinking the invasion will occur at Callais. German intelligence - showing photographs in field and then to Hitler, who stands at conference table. VS German soldiers marching, military equipment moved to Callais. Rommel tours and checks defense operations along Atlantic coast. Mines dropped into English Channel Mined beach with barbed wire fences, steel hedgehogs, pointed logs, Belgian gates - all designed to repel invasion and damage landing craft. VS concrete bunkers and pillboxes, rocket emplacements, coastal batteries and huge artillery guns (big bertha). Germans flood to drown paratroopers. 02:12:16:14>>>B/W 1944 Good shot of Rommel eating hot food in field. Rommel reviews troops, CU German soldiers. Testing V-1 robot bomb or rocket and V-2 supersonic rocket. 02:13:03:08>>>B/W 1944 VS General Eisehower with his commanding officers in open, surrounded by trees. Eisenhower smokes. General Omar Bradley. EXT St. Paul's school, London. INT St. Paul's, May 15, meeting of top battle commanders (symbolic recreation) Animated map highlights Operation Overlord plans for D-Day. VS Allied air raids, CU bombs dropping, aerials of explosions, CU bomb bay doors, excellent POV from front of bomber as it flies over houses. VS strafing, blowing up moving train, airplanes, ships, tower. VS bombers exploding in mid-air, airplanes blown up during flight. 02:15:38:28>>>B/W 1944 VS Eisenhower visiting with troops at staging areas, good Troops train for D-Day invasion, climbing rope, ladders, running through obstacle course, good. Troops practice firing flame throwers, good. VS hand to hand combat with no weapons. VS troops picking up final rations, good. CU soldier sharpens knife. Soldier checks his pistol. VS troops being briefed, INT and EXT. Soldiers kneel at outdoor mass, shot from behind. CU soldiers receiving communion host - Roman Catholics. Soldiers praying. 02:18:25:04>>>B/W 1944 June 3, 1944. General Eisenhower gets out of sedan and looks at model of Atlantic coastline that's placed on grass. VS infantry marching towards ships and boarding, good. Some soldiers carry bicycles onto ship. VS soldiers boarding from amphibious crafts. VS vessels and ship in heavy, stormy seas. CU Eisenhower, in open air, smoking cigarette. Invasion is postponed because of bad weather. Communications montage as convoys are ordered to return - radio, blinker lights, teletype. Montage of German communications, CU tickertape message, messenger runs to jeep. Germans relax and stop mine-laying operations. Rommel and other Nazi leaders leave building 02:22:19:23>>>B/W 1944 VS Allied forces sleeping, eating, and living on decks of ships and transports. VS Eisenhower, Montgomery, and other Allied leaders talking outside. VS flooded streets. Eisenhower reviews troops and talks to men in rain. VS weather stations, radar, radar screens. Allied leaders at meeting to decide whether to launch invasion on June 6. VS invasion fleet on the move. Rommel with family - holds hands with girls and walks in garden. 02:27:00:08>>>B/W 1944 VS Hitler with Eva Braun and others at mountain retreat in Berchtesgaden. VS guards on duty along Atlantic coast. Aerial shot of parked airplanes. VS airmen darkening their faces - some from the Screaming Eagles, 101st Airborne division, wear white war paint on their faces - few have partially shaved heads, Mohican style. VS Eisenhower mingling with men of the 101st Airborne Division and paratroopers. Airplanes takes off in darkness. VS paratroopers jumping from airplanes, sky full of parachutes floating towards ground, landing on French soil and running for cover. VS German anti-air artillery. VS paratroopers land, under attack, and make their way to safety. Gun battles at night. 02:33:02:16>>>B/W 1944 Infantry climb down ropes on side of ships and into landing crafts. View of invasion force on horizon through German binoculars (recreation) Germans sound alarms and run to stations along Normandy beaches. VS preparing huge artillery guns and ammunition for defense. Loading guns and firing. Allied naval force begins artillery barrage of coast. VS rockets being launched from Atlantic. Naval bombardment, explosions. 02:37:11:13>>>B/W 1944 VS small landing crafts full of men bounce across choppy water. CU German guard looking through binoculars. Germans rush to positions and prepare weapons. VS beach landing on Omaha beach, D-Day, June 6. Americans wade to shore under heavy fire, many fall, bodies float in water. Survivors take cover along cliffs, wounded treated, soldier speaks into radio. Ships move closer to beach and bomb German defenses. More troops wade ashore when beach head is secured. American and British commandos in treacherous water - some are knocked overboard - climb up cliff face on rope ladders. 02:42:18:07>>>B/W 1944 VS beach landings on Gold and Juno. VS Allied invasion forces take beaches and advance inland. Germans set up barriers and barbed wire to block invading forces. Nazi commanders meet and ask Hitler to move Panzer divisions at Callais to Normandy - Hitler refuses. FDR speech. Montage of Allied advance and battle scenes in France. Soldier leads old woman through rubble of bombed out town. VS destruction. Germans surrender, with white flag, POWs. VS wounded soldiers, grave marker. 02:47:29:01>>>B/W 1944 Allies take POWs, some injured. Allies welcomed as they drive through villages in Normandy on June 6. Women throw flowers at soldiers, reach out to touch them. VS raising American flag. VS British and American flags. Iwo Jima type raising of American flag on bombed out building.
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