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4th US Armored Division / Invasion of Normandy

Invasion of Normandy Series - DVD - 45 min. - $19.99

4th US Armored Division in Normandy DVD $19.99

July 1944 - August 1944
World War II
U.S. Army
Invasion of Normandy Series Volume 7
45 min.
SKU: S1V7R
Price: $19.99

This is a DVD of the 4th Armored Division, it had no nickname, its members felt that '4th Armored' was name enough. This unit was one of the follow-up American Armored Divisions used in the invasion of France in early July. The division would land in the Utah Beach sector, and quickly move to support the actions of the VIII Corps attack in the capture of Periers and drive south to Avranches.

4th Armored Division History on Film

This Invasion of Normandy film shows the actions of the men of the 4th 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.

6/6/2012: This is a new-re-release of our popular Normandy DVD of the 4th AD. We have added 5 minutes of newly discovered and identified footage.

The military history footage in this video is intended to be strictly that of the 4th Armored Division and only shows other unit footage when two or more units are intertwined. This video contains footage covering the time from July 11, 1944, as the division off-loads onto Utah Beach, to August 13, 1944 when the 4th Armored liberates the town of Nantes.

4th Armored Division DVD Highlights

The 4th Armored Division had no nickname, its members felt that 4th Armored was name enough. This unit was one of the follow-up American Armored Divisions used in the invasion of France in early July. The division would land in the Utah Beach sector, and quickly move to support the actions of the VIII Corps attack in the capture of Periers and drive south to Avranches. The contents of this video show the action as was recorded by the 165th and 166th Signal Photo Companies, during this historic operation. The footage in this video is intended to be strictly that of the 4th Armored Division and only shows other unit footage when two or more units are intertwined. This video contains footage covering the time from July 11, 1944, as the division off-loads onto Utah Beach, to August 13th, 1944 when the 4th Armored exploits the advantages of the Operation Cobra breakthrough. Images included on this research video are soldiers of the 4th Armored Division as they come ashore in France and then move through the villages of St. Mere Eglise and Montebourg as civilians waive to them. Then troops and tanks of the division move through the Normandy hedgerow country. The 4th AD is seen passing by the destroyed town of Periers on their way to Coutances during the Breakout. General George S. Patton, commander of 3rd Army, makes a brief appearance in the thrust to the south. 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 and eventually reaching Rennes and Nantes.

Locations

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 Armored:

  • Utah Beach Normandy France
  • Montebourg France
  • Periers France
  • Coutances France
  • Avranches 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 Armored Division themselves on these candid movie film reels of history, presented to you on popular DVD formatted video!


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