83rd Infantry Division Liberation of Western Europe
Liberation of Western Europe Series - DVD - 80 Min. - $29.99
June 1944 - November 1944
World War II
Liberation of Western Europe Series Volume 22
83rd Infantry Division History on Film
THIS DVD WAS REMASTERED September 2016
This DVD about the 83rd Infantry Division takes place in World War II during the Fall of 1944, Europe.
On June 21st, 1944 the 83rd Infantry Division, also known as "Thunderbolt", was aboard a ship crossing the English Channel.They would soon be part of VIII Corps and headed to liberate the Brittany peninsula.
Our Series II DVD, Liberation of Western Europe begins here, follows the division through the capture of St. Malo and then continues through to late November 1944 as the 83rd Division is stationed in Luxembourg as part of the U.S. First Army. The contents of this video show the action as was recorded by the 165th, 166th, and 167th Signal Photo Companies, during these historic operations. The footage in this video is intended to be strictly that of the 83rd Infantry Division and only shows other unit footage when two or more units are intertwined. Combat Reels has researched and compiled all of this raw combat film footage, then reformatted it into the DVD format for your viewing pleasure.
83rd Infantry Division DVD Highlights
Great for veterans, families, military historians and military enthusiasts, this DVD has many different scenes of 83rd Infantry Division soldiers.
Begin with watching scenes of soldiers relaxing onboard their transport ship in the English Channel. Next see scenes as the division moves into its first area of operation near Periers and Raids, France. After the breakout of "Operation Cobra" the 83rd is given the task of capturing the port city of St. Malo. Watch as artillery and planes dive bomb and blast the Isle Cezembre just off of the coast at St. Malo. Next watch the massive surrender of 20,000 Germans with Group Elster at Beaugency, France. The series concludes with images from mid October as General Macon visits with Prince Felix in Luxembourg City and then General Marshall makes a stop at 83rd Div. HQ for a chat with Gen. Macon. Enjoy these close up shots of the actual locations the 83rd Division fought for and occupied. Examine as well, the equipment, vehicles, weapons, uniforms, helmet markings, and the faces of the men themselves on these candid reels of history.
This combat film of the 83rd ID contains scenes in:
Omaha Beach, France
St. Lo, France
St. Joseph, France
St. Malo, France
Isle de Cezembre, France
Ille et Vilaine, 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 83rd Infantry Division themselves on these candid movie film reels of history, presented to you on popular DVD formatted video!