Invasion of Normandy Series - DVD - 106 Min. - $19.99
March 1944 - July 1944
World War II
Invasion of Normandy Series Volume 2
This is a DVD of the 2nd Armored Division, also known as 'Hell on Wheels', one of the first follow up American Armored Divisions used in the liberation of France in early July.
The division would land in the Omaha Beach sector and quickly move to support the 101st Airborne in the Battle for Carentan.
2nd Armored Division History on Film
This Invasion of Normandy film shows the actions of the men of the 2nd Armored 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 2nd Armored Division and only shows other unit footage when two or more units are intertwined.
This video contains 36 chapters of footage covering the time from March, 1944, when the division was still in England prior to leaving, to late July 1944 as the 2nd Armored thrusts south during 'Operation: Cobra' breakout.
2nd Armored Division DVD Highlights
Great for veterans, families, military historians, researchers and enthusiasts, some of the images included on this DVD video are soldiers and tanks of the 2nd Armored Division moving to English ports to load transports prior to leaving for invasion. Tanks of the 2nd unload from LSTs on to Omaha Beach. Tanks move up and support the attack on Carentan. The 66th Armored march German POWs. Troops of the 2nd Armored move in half-tracks and fight with men of the 67th Armored in the breakout of 'Operation Cobra'. MPs of the 2nd guard POWs at Notre Dame Cenilly. Finally troops of the 41st Inf. Observe artillery fire near Barenton.
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 2nd Armored:
Tideworth Barracks, Wilshire, England
Omaha Beach, Normandy, France
St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France
Le Molay-Littry, France (formerly Littry-la-Mine)
St. Giles, France
St. Lo, France
St. Denis-le-Gast, 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 2nd Armored Division themselves on these candid movie film reels of history, presented to you on popular DVD formatted video!