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Old 03-26-2018   #47
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Originally Posted by Mr_Flibble View Post
There is, in fact, very little "First Wave" footage from Omaha Beach as pretty much all of the Signal Corps footage that was collected went into the sea during a ship to ship transfer. There's one other roll from that morning that actually survived because a Signal Corps Captain (Wall of the 165th Signal Photo Company) was evacuated with his Leica camera still around his neck after he had stepped on a mine.

For the News Reels the lack of footage was so bad that they used footage from the days after June 6th. For example the "D-Day Rescue" sequence was actually film and photographed on D+1 (By "Detachment P" of the 163rd Signal Photo Company).

You mean it was fake news even then...
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