@aequitas-et-veritas said in Is This Alleged D-Day Footage Authentic?:
@CWO-Marc the impression i have is, that it might be the last Training before the actual D-day.
Because the date says 05 of June.
If the footage (which I haven’t looked at) says that this is a training maneuver conducted on June 5 in preparation for the D-Day invasion, then the information isn’t accurate for a couple of reasons. First, the troops didn’t conduct intensive training exercises right up to the last day; the days prior to the invasion (I think it was a period of about one week) were devoted to moving the troops from the camps where they had been living to the assembly areas for the invasion, loading them aboard their transports, and giving the “sealed” troops (no disembarkation allowed) their final briefings, including (in some cases) restricted information about the identity of the actual targets they would be assaulting. (A typical reaction from the troops was: “Ah, now I see what they were training us for. Those cliffs (or whatever) in Normandy look exactly like the ones in England on which we practiced.”) Second, it’s impossible for major training exercises (like an amphibious landing) to have been scheduled for June 5th because June 5th was the date on which the actual invasion was supposed to take place; it was delayed until June 6th at the last minute – some of the ships had already left for Normandy, and had to be recalled – because of unexpected bad weather.