Filmed on June 12, 1944, this silent film shows Allied leaders on their way to visit the invasion beachhead in France. There are apparently two (separate) parties shown, one British and one American. Some of the persons you will see in the film include British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Field Marshal Jan Christiaan Smuts (to Churchill's right at 1:23), General George C. Marshall (7:08), Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Ernest Joseph King (6:50), and General of the Air Forc Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold. Later on the 12th Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower toured the Normandy invasion beaches with General George Marshall, Admiral Ernest King, General Arnold and General Bradley.
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