The lost D-Day film finished by Fred Vogels

This is a picture compilation of some of the action that took place from D-Day to D plus 3. No attempt has been made to show the relative participation of the various services. Scenes have been selected from material submitted by them.

Created within days of the Normandy landings by the Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Expeditionary Forces (SHAEF), the following documentary footage was deemed classified, intended to be screened only for military leadership in the immediate wake of the invasion.

Hurriedly prepared and edited without music, effects, or ambient sound, the film was screened for Mr. Winston Churchill and copies flown to both President Roosevelt and Mr. Stalin.

Though only vaguely referenced in the Army Signal Corps Film catalog, the separate and non-sequential reels were rediscovered and recompiled by researchers at the Eisenhower Presidential Library in 2014.

Fred Vogels, Award winning composer and webmaster of www.backtonormandy.org finished the historical film with music.

 

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