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8mm home movie of D-Day invasion (and beyond) by American soldier
youtube ^ | Dec 5, 2012 | Cpt. John Scillieri

Posted on 12/05/2012 1:42:27 PM PST by Bobalu

Filmed by my great-grandfather, Cpt. John Scillieri, who was the doctor for the 237th Engineer Combat Battalion. The 237th Engineers landed on Utah Beach, and went on to build bridges over both the Seine (26 Aug to 28 Aug 1944) and the Rhine (21 Mar 1945), witnessed the Saint Lo bombing, and participated in the Battle of the Bulge, among other things. Grandpa John was there, with camera in hand, to capture it all.


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: war; ww2
I find this 54 minutes of WW2 film quite fascinating! Made by an amateur it is different from the usual combat photographer footage. Both color and some b+W footage. In 480p quality.
1 posted on 12/05/2012 1:42:37 PM PST by Bobalu
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To: Bobalu

Thanks for this post Bobalu.


2 posted on 12/05/2012 1:45:44 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Bobalu

I’m only 5 min into it, but I like it so far. I appreciate your sharing this. Great footage. Will go back and watch the rest now.


3 posted on 12/05/2012 1:51:41 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: Bobalu

Remarkable!! Thanks so much!!


4 posted on 12/05/2012 1:55:05 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Bobalu

My dad commanded an LCT on Utah Beach. He had an Army Engineer company, with bulldozers and TNT. Didn’t talk about it much, unfortunately. I will now go watch the film.


5 posted on 12/05/2012 1:57:47 PM PST by real saxophonist (Stay In The Fight)
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To: Bobalu
Excellent...

Over the next decades films, pictures, and books like this will be heaped in the streets and burned.

Hmmm...More likely shortly after the beginning of o_lord & o_saviour's 3rd term.

6 posted on 12/05/2012 2:20:27 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: real saxophonist
My great uncle landed at Utah at H+75 minutes with the 22nd Infantry Regiment as was killed a week later near Quineville. A cousin has gone through the company reports for that day, walked the battlefield and, amazingly, talked to a local who was there that day and has more or less pinpointed where it happened, including the German pillbox he was shot from, which is still there.


7 posted on 12/05/2012 2:22:07 PM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Bobalu

All the gov’t film was put in a sack and a screw up dropped it in the ocean when he attemped to hand it to another person.


8 posted on 12/05/2012 2:45:51 PM PST by Domangart
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To: real saxophonist

My dad also landed on Utah Beach,possible he rode

your dads lct.Dad also didn`t talk much about his

time before getting terribly wounded

He did used to say those Kraut paratroopers never

liked to retreat

Also he never cared for the Brit soldiers


9 posted on 12/05/2012 2:47:25 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Bobalu

Bfl


10 posted on 12/05/2012 3:29:50 PM PST by katykelly
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To: Bobalu

Way cool. My dad had a D-Day ribbon despite being on the way to the Pacific at the time. He helped to build an airfield that was used in the invasion.


11 posted on 12/05/2012 3:33:23 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Bobalu; zot; Hurtgen

Bobalu—Thank you for posting the video.


12 posted on 12/05/2012 4:32:30 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: real saxophonist
Didn’t talk about it much, unfortunately.

My Dad was with the 199th Engineers at Omaha Beach. I was a boomer kid enthralled with World War II history, but it was like pulling teeth to get Dad to talk about it.

He was very proud of his service and devoted much of his life to veterans through the American Legion. But, dang, he would not talk about it. The most I could get out of him was his handing me a paperback copy of "The Bridge at Remagen". He was there, too.

Feelings were thought best kept to oneself in those days. Boy, I wish he were still here.

13 posted on 12/05/2012 4:43:07 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: BfloGuy
Me too. I wish my Dad was still here. He never talked much about the war. Had a stroke, and couldn’t speak very well afterwards.

I do have a picture him and some of his mates with some debri from the last german sub sank during the war off the coast of point Judith Light.

Dad’s ship the Moberly assisted the Atherton and others during this process.

14 posted on 12/05/2012 4:51:18 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Bobalu

Great footage. But music would make it smoother. Thanks great history.


15 posted on 12/05/2012 5:21:47 PM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Bobalu

Thanks for posting! An amazing look into some of the areas my father traveled through at that time.


16 posted on 12/05/2012 5:28:40 PM PST by backtobasics
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To: All; Bobalu

If you go to free aol radio an get 40’s oldie music play this with it. It is great. I am doing it now. Makes it more meaningful. The music of that era is great together visual and sounds.


17 posted on 12/05/2012 5:29:38 PM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: johngrace

That’s a great idea. I was playing that music in my middle teens in the early ‘80s. And getting paid for it. 8~)


18 posted on 12/05/2012 5:41:08 PM PST by real saxophonist (Stay In The Fight)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep
Watching this 8mm I was thinking of my great uncle that was killed at the battle for St. Lo a little over a month after D-day. I've found as much info as I can about the action and, like your cousin, would like to visit the area and try to better understand what they were up aginst and how the battle played out.

We should never forget the greatest generation.

19 posted on 12/05/2012 5:43:22 PM PST by bosco24
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To: real saxophonist

I preferred it as it was, silent. No distractions.


20 posted on 12/05/2012 6:52:20 PM PST by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: JDoutrider

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21 posted on 12/05/2012 6:55:58 PM PST by JDoutrider
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To: Bobalu

Great film!


22 posted on 12/05/2012 7:28:04 PM PST by TADSLOS (No need to watch the movie "Idiocracy". We're living it.)
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To: Bobalu

BFLR. Thanks for the post.


23 posted on 12/05/2012 8:05:00 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Bobalu; GreyFriar

Bobalu, thanks for posting this. It is excellent.
GreyFriar, thanks for the ping.


24 posted on 12/05/2012 8:05:34 PM PST by zot
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To: Bobalu; mickie; flaglady47
Thanks for this posting on this particular date.

It's a week for rememberance of our heroes on D-Day....and, of course, Pearl Harbor Day is coming up in a few hours.

Bless them all.

Leni

25 posted on 12/05/2012 8:13:34 PM PST by MinuteGal (Please Restore Former Format on FR "Latest Posts" Page ASAP !)
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To: Bobalu

This footage is from a great youtube channel I subscribe to. When I saw it this morning I knew many freepers would enjoy it.

Do check out the other fine videos on this channel as I’m certain you will find many delights there :-)

http://www.youtube.com/user/shaggylocks/videos?view=0


26 posted on 12/06/2012 12:06:34 AM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: real saxophonist

Yes! What a great historical record to watch even without narrative.


27 posted on 12/06/2012 12:31:03 AM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: real saxophonist

Yes! What a great historical record to watch even without narrative.


28 posted on 12/06/2012 12:31:10 AM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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