Invasion of Normandy Series - DVD - 168 min. - $19.99
June 1944 - August 1944
World War II
Invasion of Normandy Series Volume 6
This is a DVD of the 4th Infantry Division, also known as the 'Ivy' division, one of only 4 American Infantry Divisions used in the invasion of France on June 6th 1944. The division would hold the responsibility of invading the Utah Beach sector on one of the bloodiest days in American history.
4th Infantry Division History on Film
This Invasion of Normandy film shows the actions of the men of the 4th Infantry Division as recorded by the 165th and 166th Signal Photo Companies, during the historic operation of the Normandy landings that started on D-Day, 6 June 1944. Combat Reels has researched and compiled all of this raw combat film footage, then reformatted it into the DVD format for your viewing pleasure.
The military history footage in this video is intended to be strictly that of the 4th Infantry Division and only shows other unit footage when two or more units are intertwined. This video contains 59 chapters of footage covering the time from May, 1944, when the division was in final preparation for D-Day to late July, 1944 as the division begins a breakout for 'Operation Cobra'.
4th Infantry Division DVD Highlights
Great for veterans, families, military historians, researchers and enthusiasts, some of the images included on this DVD video are soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division as they receive gas masks, rations, and life belts. Then, D-Day, see the men loading equipment and vehicles into invasion craft, men as they come ashore under fire at Utah Beach, and men gathering together against the sea wall. Men of the 4th Div. liberate small towns like Montbourg and celebrate with the French civilians in its drive toward Cherbourg. General Collins, VII Corps Commander, visits the Commanding General of the 4th Div., Gen. Barton, and presents decorations to the men in Cherbourg. Next, German POWs are searched and processed by men of the 4th as medics take care of the wounded. See the rare images of Teddy Roosevelt Jr's funeral. Finally follow the 4th Div. as it plunges into the hole created by Operation 'Cobra'.
If you are considering travel to visit battlefields and tour the history filled locations of World War II in Europe, you will see many scenes of interest in this film about the 4th Division:
Torquay, Devon, England
Utah Beach, Normandy, France
St. Mere Eglise, France
Hameau Gallis, France
La Frataillerie, France
La Chapelle en Juger, France
St. Leger, France
St. Gilles, France
Le Mensil-Herman, France
Order your copy today and enjoy these and many more up close shots of equipment, vehicles, weapons, uniforms, helmet markings, and of the faces of the men of the 4th Infantry Division themselves on these candid movie film reels of history, presented to you on popular DVD formatted video!