Invasion of Normandy Series - DVD - 32 Min. - $14.99
May 1944 - August 1944
World War II
Invasion of Normandy Series Volume 8
This is a DVD of the 8th Infantry Division, also known as the 'Pathfinders', a follow up division used in the invasion of France in late June. The division would land in the Utah Beach sector, and quickly move to support the actions of the VIII Corps attack towards Periers.
8th Infantry Division History on Film
This Invasion of Normandy film shows the actions of the men of the 8th Infantry 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 8th Infantry Division and only shows other unit footage when two or more units are intertwined. This video contains footage covering the time from May 1944, when the division was still in Ireland, to August 1944 when the 8th Division takes part in the exploitation of the breakout from Operation Cobra.
8th Infantry 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 8th Infantry Division as they test the waterproofing of vehicles in Ireland. General McMahon visits men of the 28th Inf. in La Haye du Puits. Some MPs direct traffic and talk with French civilians. A firing battery of 155mm howitzers from the 28th F.A. fire rounds at the enemy. Troops of the 121st Inf. move forward through the hedgerows. Men of the 8th Div. have drinks at a café and take a tour of Mont St. Michel after its liberation. Finally watch the 8th move into Dinard after the breakout of OperationCobra.
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 8th Division:
La Haye du Puits France
Le Mont St Michel 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 8th Infantry Division themselves on these candid movie film reels of history, presented to you on popular DVD formatted video!
Originally released on 11/01/2006, this DVD has been remastered with new additional research and re-released on 2/7/2014.