Part One - Spirits of the path into Normandy
“Spirits of the sand – into Normandy” – Volume 1: As a sequel to “Spirits of the sand – the fight for the first thousand yards” this compilation includes the original film made by the Assault Training Center. This covers every aspect of training carried out on the North Devon coastline between September 1943 and May 1944.
Additional archive films show the build-up to D-Day and the beach landings themselves made by troops trained in North Devon. The airborne and seaborne co-operation and effort to ensure success of the infantry is well illustrated.
Films follow the units as they fight to expand the beachheads and take the fight inland through difficult Normandy country.