U.S. troops debark the transport ship Leviathan at the Port of Brest in France ... stock footage and images (2024)

U.S. troops debark the transport ship Leviathan at the Port of Brest in France during World War I.

Shows U.S. Army transport ship Leviathan underway in harbor at Brest in France during World War I. U.S. Army troops debark the Leviathan ocean liner at the Port of Brest. Unloading of food and supplies at the port. Armed U.S. troops march. 306th Division troops of the 1st Army queue to board railroad train cars, bound for the war front. Sign on side of cars shows capacity of 36-40 men per train car, plus 8 horses. A steam locomotive surrounded in steam and smoke as it gets underway, leaving the railway train station with a long train filled with soldiers and horses.

Location: Brest France

Date: 1918

Duration: 3 min 30 sec

Sound: No

Color: Monochrome

Clip Type: Edited

Language: English

Clip: 65675029579

Preparations in England for the D-Day invasion of Normandy in World War II

World War 2 invasion of Normandy, France. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Marshal Joseph Stalin, and Prime Minister Churchill, meeting at Tehran, Iran, in December 1943. U.S. Generals George Marshall and Hap Arnold, at conference table. Closeup of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Map showing defense areas of the German 7th, 15th and 19th Armies in Europe. Map showing ports at Brest, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Dieppe, and Calais. Cherbourg is highlighted. U.S. Army trucks, tanks, and artillery, stockpiled in England. Railroad train carrying M3 Stuart tanks. U.S soldiers leaving troop ships and marching to their camps in Britain. Allied troops practicing amphibious assaults on Southern coast of England. Formation of B-26 bombers.View from Allied aircraft flying low over German-occupied area. B-17dropping bombs over Germany. Bombs away view seen as bombs drop toward enemy targets. German fighter planes attacking B-17 bombers beginning in February 1944. Gunner in turret of B-17 firing at them. A B-17 exploding in the air. German fighter downed by B-17 gunner. Gun camera footage of German Bf 109 attacked from rear by gunfire. American soldiers in trucks, DUKWs, M4 tanks, and M8 armored Cars. Troops receive gas masks, waist life belts, field rations, and French money. May 30, 1944, American soldiers board tanks, trucks and other vehicles bound for embarkation points in England. Seen are Stuart M3 light tanks, jeeps, and M7 Priest tanks. M7 tanks are seen, equipped with intake and exhaust ducts. (At TC:11:39, U.S. M7 Priest tanks,equipped for deep wading, are seen passing the base of the Jubilee clock on the beachfront at Weymouth, on their way toward Castle Town in Portland for embarkation.) Transport ships are loaded at the embarkation ports. Trucks being backed onto LCT-453. U.S. Army infantry marching and boarding transport ships. Troops marching into LST 376 at Plymouth, England. Higgins Boats, from the USS Samuel Chase (APA-26) bringing troops to board her. Troops on deck of Attack transport, USS Joseph T. Dickman (APA-13). Barrage balloons overhead. Soldiers shooting craps on a troop ship deck. Coastguardsmen playing with a puppy dog. Gun crews on U.S. Navy warship being briefed. Soldiers field-strip and check their weapons

Date: 1944, June

Duration: 15 min 13 sec

Sound: Yes

Color: Monochrome

Clip Type: Edited

Language: English

Clip: 65675046315

Allied forces gather in British seaside ports and depart in convoys to invade France during World War II

Opening scene shows U.S. troops, tanks, jeeps, and trucks assembled in a sandy marshaling area in southern England preparing to proceed, on 30 May 1944, to embarkation points for the invasion of France during World War 2. Troops are seen heading toward Sherman tanks, landing vehicles, tracked, and other military vehicles. An army Captain is seen overseeing some of the activity. The troops riding armored vehicles and trucks begin moving in formations from the marshaling area. Wading tanks and Sherman tanks, some pulling artillery pieces, are seen moving through an English town.(An unusual deep wading tank with no turret and two forward guns in the front is seen. (It seems to be a modified Stuart tank.) Next, the vehicles are seen arriving at a seaport pier, where a large transport ship is docked. A heavy truck is seen loading in reverse aboard British Landing Craft T 453, at Trebah gardens (Polgwidden cove) at Falmouth docks, Grove place slipway falmouth, England. View from the landing craft as another truck backs into it. Another truck driving forward onto a landing craft. Allied troops marching toward the embarkation points and marching from a pier to board a transport ship. Troops boarding USS LST 376. Troops boarding Higgins boats to be ferried to their transport ship, the USS Samuel Chase (APA-26) anchored in the harbor. Troops stepping from the Higgins boats to board the Samuel Chase. Some of the troops boarding the transport ship by means of a landing net, and being helped aboard as they reach the top. Camera pans across the harbor where transport ships are moving to their places in the invasion convoy. View from a ship underway, with other transport ships behind it and barrage balloons in the air above. Troops on a ship's deck shooting craps with dice. Sailors playing with a small puppy. Soldiers napping on deck. View of sailors on a warship being briefed in groups about their forthcoming combat roles. Troops being briefed about the invasion operations. Troops checking and making sure their personal arms and equipment are ready. One soldier shining his boots. The U.S. battleship USS Arkansas (BB-33) seen at anchor. Closeup from rear of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, British Admiral Sir Bertram Home Ramsay and another officer on the deck of British light cruiser, HMS Belfast. Major General Clarence Ralph Huebner, Commanding General of the 1st Infantry Division ("The Big Red One") standing on deck of the cruiser, USS Augusta (CA-31) together with Rear Admiral Alan G. Kirk, who is later seen with his Chief of staff, Rear Admiral Arthur D. Struble, on the deck conversing with officers. An unidentified American admiral walking along a ship's deck followed by a Captain and other members of his staff. Other officers conversing on a ship's deck. Inserted near this point is a view of a U.S. Navy Vice Admiral walking along a deck followed by a Captain and other naval officers.

Location: United Kingdom

Date: 1944, June

Duration: 4 min 45 sec

Sound: Yes

Color: Monochrome

Clip Type: Edited

Language: English

Clip: 65675035968

The Allied invasion of Sicily during Operation Husky in World War II

British Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder, Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, and British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery are seen looking skyward. They stand on a field in front of a large formation of troops. Scene shifts to a seaport in North Africa, with Allied troop ships preparing to depart. A barrage balloon flies over the port. (Narrator notes that the armada includes ships of Britain, The United States, the Netherlands, Poland, Greece, the Indian navies, A warship sits in the water beside a large troop ship. A tugboat tows a large troop transport ship in the harbor. Cargo ships and a three stacker transport ship are seen. Two British battleships. Sailor using signal light to send a message. Two American destroyers in trail formation. U.S. Admiral Henry Kent Hewitt, Commander of the 8th Fleet, presents Lieutenant General George S. Patton, commander of U.S. forces, with a new battle flag. Views of ships in the invasion fleet. Transport ships anchor off the coast as they shuttle troops to the beaches in their landing ships. A landing ship flying the American flag. Naval guns fire barrages at the shore. As landing craft reach the beach, troops wade ashore through the surf. An army truck drives from a landing craft through the surf. Army truck and a jeep drive ashore from a large landing craft. Brief glimpse of Wading tanks leaving a tank carrier and driving ashore through the surf. Troops landing with dry feet from a beached landing craft. View of the city of Gela. Lieutenant George S. Patton climbs over the side of a ship and descends on a rope ladder to enter a Higgins boat that takes him to assume command of the invasion operations. Closeup of Lieutenant General Patton in the boat entering the harbor at Gela. He jumps from the boat as it reaches the beach. Local civilians view activities from the beach. DUKWs (amphibious trucks) drive ashore. Artillery pieces being towed ashore. American infantry entering the town of Gela. Military vehicles enter through rubble strewn streets. An M4 Sherman tank speeds along a road. Remains of an Italian armored train destroyed by Allied gunfire. American soldiers walk through areas destroyed by German bombing. American troops search buildings. Local Italian people mingling with American troops. Surrendered Italian troops march under guard along a street. Allied forces head toward Messina. A tracked gun carrier filled with troops in the back, moves along a street. U.S. infantry marching along a roadside. Army engineers clearing mine fields in advance of troops. Closeup of a buried mine being revealed. Major General Lucian K. Truscott, Jr., Commander of the U.S 3rd Infantry Division, inspects Axis planes and hangars captured by American forces. Many undamaged aircraft are seen in revetments and simply parked on the airfield. Fuel arrives for Allied aircraft. British Fairey Firefly aircraft taking off. Dead Axis soldiers lying on the ground. Destroyed Axis military vehicles. A knocked out German Tiger tank. A DUKW drives past a damaged Axis armored vehicle. UN forces firing mortars from a field. A knocked out Axis armored vehicle. UN motorized gun carrier fires its gun. Allied infantry advancing.

Location: Italy

Date: 1943, July

Duration: 8 min 52 sec

Sound: Yes

Color: Monochrome

Clip Type: Edited

Language: English

Clip: 65675040765

African American troops of the U.S. 501st Army Engineers, build port facilities at Brest, France, during World War I

Army Engineers of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) use a rail-mounted conveyer-type bucket dredge to deepen a channel for Allied ships on the Penfeld River at Brest, France, during World War 1. In the background, the Kerguillo mansion in the suburb Bohars, can be seen. The dreged spoils are being emptied into a string of open rail cars. Men work around the base of the dredge, loosening soil with long poles. Army engineers, including African American soldiers of the U.S. Army 501st Engineers work with French civilians to build wharfs on the Penfeld River. They stand with a rail car of concrete at the job site, and manually remove it when emptied. Construction supplies are piled up at the port, where 501st Engineer members are seen with other U.S. soldiers and French soldiers. View from rail car (not seen) moving along track, away from the port. A locomotive is seen with "USA" painted on its side,next to a newly constructed rail platform. A French workman carrying a large can walks next to the tracks. A railroad crane stands on a siding. Workmen build a station on the platform. (One raises his arms out wide for the camera.) An open rail car sits by the platform. A soldier from the 501st crosses the track near a rail car filled with wooden ties. View of U.S. troops running from work on a train of rail cars, as they respond to noon mess call. African American soldiers of the 501st Engineers getting lunch and eating at an outdoor mess. Four of them tap dance for the camera, as their comrades watch and clap.

Location: Brest France

Date: 1918

Duration: 2 min 41 sec

Sound: No

Color: Monochrome

Clip Type: Edited

Language: English

Clip: 65675072989

Training film for U.S. troops with the Army of occupation in Germany after world War II

Opens with bell tolling Victory against Germany in World War II. Next, a slate reads: "Victory Leads to Peace," and a farmer is seen with cattle pulling a plow. But narrator says "the problem now is future peace," and a map of Germany is shown overlaid with "Your Job in Germany." A cartoon of a soldier is superimposed on the map, along with one of a World War 1 American soldier and a figure of possible future soldier with similar mission. Camera focuses on parts of German aircraft in a jumbled heap. Closeups of weary defeated German soldiers at end ot World War II. Glimpse of Adolf Hitler speaking and haranguing an audience from a podium in an animated and forceful way. Swastika flags displayed from houses in a quaint German town. Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Reich Minister of Propaganda, at a microphone. Glimpse of a German concentration camp. But as they appear, each of the Nazi elements promptly disappears, showing the scenes without such Nazi symbols and persons. Skeleton remains of bombed buildings. Flower displays. Bucolic German rural countryside and quaint old villages in peaceful settings. Camera focuses on a book titled "German History." Chapter I, titled "Blood and Iron," shows Image of Otto von Bismarck. German troops march in a parade. Narrator states that "under Bismarck, the German empire was built." (He formed the German Empire in 1871, unifying Germany with himself as Imperial Chancellor, while retaining control of Prussia at the same time.) The film shows mounted German lancers as it alludes to Bismarck's campaigns against Denmark in 1867; Austria in 1866; and France, in 1870. Germany's leaders celebrating its status, in 1871, as the mightiest power in Europe. Troops marching and girls dancing nearby. Farmers plowing field with a horse and cow. Classic peaceful rural alpine scenes with local people in agricultural pursuits. A group of local German musicians playing folk music as village people dance outdoors. Back to the book, Kaiser Wilhelm II is shown on Chapter 2, entitled: "Deutschland über Alles." Gathering of German soldiers in Pickelhaube (spiked helmets). A German Big Bertha howitzer firing. German troops marching against Serbia; Russia; and France (with view of war damaged French cathedral). German invasion of Belgium (with view of clock tower resting in rubble). German troops seen in Italy, walking past battle-damaged buildings. German Zeppelin dropping bombs on British targets and view of bombed out London neighborhood. Next scene shows a capsized ship with survivors running across its hull. Film slate labels the scene as United States, as if it is a U.S. ship attacked by Germany. (Actually, it is the Austro-Hungarian Battleship, SMS Szent Istvan, torpedoed, by Italian torpedo boats, during World War I.) Next, American soldiers in trench are seen going "over the top" and into "no man's land" on the western front of World War 1. Glimpse through a window of Kaiser Wilhelm II, after defeat of Germany, in 1918. View of Germans in a Beer Garden. Picturesque view of German town. A German orchestra performing. American soldiers marching out of Germany, with flags waving. Back to the history book,as chapter III is revealed, entitled "Today Germany, tomorrow, the world," and featuring Adolf Hitler. German troops invading Austria (where a civilian lies dead on the ground). German troops entering Czechoslovakia (where local people in tears render the Nazi salute). They march into Poland (where a girl weeps over someone, not seen, on the ground). They march into France (where a wounded, bandaged child cries in a bed). Next, is a scene from England, where a British child victim of bombing lies dead in the remains of a shelter. German troops invading Norway, Holland, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg and Russia (where a woman tries to rouse a dead woman). They invade Yugoslavia (where women sit near coffins of children) and Greece (where a woman rescues a naked child). A U.S. merchant ship explodes after being torpedoed by a German submarine (unseen). Scenes of destruction with people plucking dead victims from rubble of buildings. American troops invading Normandy, France on D-day, June 6, 1944. Several American soldiers fall to German gunfire on the beach. Wounded American soldiers being transported in jeeps on the battlefield and being placed on landing craft for evacuation. Americans walking past huge piles of destroyed aircraft parts. A landing craft filled with wounded American soldiers. American wounded and dead on a battlefield. Sailors abandoning a burning American ship by jumping into the sea. A sailor picked up in a life boat. A wounded American soldier being dragged from the beachhead at Normandy. Various wounds being treated by U.S. Medical Corps personnel. More scenes of American wounded being moved on stretchers. Scene shifts abruptly to German people folk dancing. Film concludes with question marks about the future.

Location: Germany

Date: 1945

Duration: 7 min 24 sec

Sound: Yes

Color: Monochrome

Clip Type: Edited

Language: English

Clip: 65675035989

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