Invasion of Normandy Series - DVD - 60 min. - $14.99
June 1944 - August 1944
World War II
Invasion of Normandy Series Volume 5
This is a DVD of the 3rd Armored Division, also known as 'Spearhead', one of the follow-up American Armored Divisions used in the invasion of France in late June. The division would land in the Omaha Beach sector, and quickly move to support the actions of the V and XIX Corps attacks in the capture of St. Lo.
3rd Armored Division History on Film
This Invasion of Normandy film shows the actions of the men of the 3rd 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 3rd Armored Division and only shows other unit footage when two or more units are intertwined.
This video contains footage covering the time from June 23, 1944, as the division off-loads onto Omaha Beach, to August 4, 1944 when 3rd Armored takes advantage of the Operation 'Cobra' break through.
3rd Armored 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 3rd Armored Division as they come ashore in France. The 3rd as it is thrust into its first combat in support of the 29th Infantry Division. Troops and tanks of the division move through the Normandy hedgerow country. Blades are welded to the front of Sherman tanks to assist in breaking through the many hedges in the country side. The 3rd drives on Marigny and la Chapelle, during the initial breakout. Captured German POWs are searched and processed as American forces roll on. Finally watch the different Combat Commands strike with infantry divisions in the Breakout of Operation 'Cobra' move through villages in their drive south to Avranches.
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 3rd Armored:
Omaha Beach Normandy France
NW of Isigny sur mer France
St Fromand France
East of Chapelle en Juger France
Near Marigny & Montreuil France
Cerisy la Salle France
Near Coutance France
St Denis de Gast France
Near Mortain France
Juvigny le Tertre 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 3rd Armored Division themselves on these candid movie film reels of history, presented to you on popular DVD formatted video!