World War 2 Documentary


US Army Prepares for Invasion of Europe – 1943 – Movie

Volcanoes erupt in Mexico as the US Army practices beach assaults elsewhere. Mounted Coast Guardsmen–a subject in the National Archives Fall 2009 issue of Prologue Magazine–also patrol the coasts with an eye for trouble. All this and more in this vintage World War II footage from the National Archives YouTube channel: Transcript (PDF): CREATED BYOffice for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Overseas Operations Branch. New York Office. News and Features Bureau. (12/17/1942 – 09/15/1945) SUMMARY Part 1, US troops storm a beach in a practice landing assault. Part 2, Anthony Eden and Lord Halifax converse with Sec. of State Hull. Part 3, a steel life raft is tested and demonstrated by merchant seamen. Part 4, snowplows clear roads and railroads in eastern Canada. Part 5, Army men attempt to unload mules from boxcars. Part 6, destroyer escorts and tankers are constructed and launched. Part 7, mounted Coast Guardsmen patrol beaches. Part 8, lend-lease tanks are used in maneuvers in Australia. Part 9, a volcano erupts in Mexico and buries a town. REPOSITORY: Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. For information about ordering reproductions of moving images held by the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, visit: SUBJECTS Amphibious operations Animals Lend-lease
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