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Video

Mark Cartwright
by Imperial War Museums
published on 21 May 2024

On 6 June 1944, Sergeant Ian Grant was among the thousands of men landing on Sword Beach in Normandy on D Day, armed only with a revolver and a cine camera. He was part of the Army Film and Photographic Unit (AFPU) and captured this incredible mute footage of the landings. Fewer than a dozen men filmed the D Day landings and this extraordinary record is now held exclusively by the Imperial War Museum. Film curator Michelle Kirby introduces us to this film.

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Museums, I. W. (2024, May 21). D-Day landings on Sword Beach | Archive Film Favourites. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/3158/d-day-landings-on-sword-beach--archive-film-favour/

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