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Learn more about the Landing Craft Infantry and the part it played in history through videos and Podcasts.  Below are just a few examples of available videos related to LCIs.  Many additional videos of Landing Craft Infantry and their participation in World War II invasions and landings can be viewed on YouTube.

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D-Day – A Critical Moment In History

Published on Jun 6, 2014

The Normandy invasion was the largest seaborne assault in world history and was a pivotal moment in World War 2. This is a brief look back at that day.


American LCI(L) 497 beached in Normandy, France during World War 2 HD Stock Footage

Published on Apr 29, 2014

 The Allied invasion of Normandy is detailed — from preparation to execution — to very compelling effect courtesy of vintage footage from both sides. A great victory for the Allies. Perhaps one of the most exciting episodes of the entire Victory at Sea series.

 


LCI713 WW2 Landing Craft Tour

Published on August 9, 2014

Welcome aboard for a 42 minute tour of WW2 Veteran Landing Craft LCI 713. See the inside and out from stem to stern of the restored 158 ft long 200 ton Landing Craft Infantry, USS LCI713. Built at Geo Lawley and Sons Shipyard in Neponset, Mass in late 1944, the 713 saw action in the Pacific as part of Flotilla 24, making combat landings at Zamboanga, RPI, and Brunei Bay, Borneo. LCI’s were known as the “Waterbug Navy” and were employed for landing troops, providing close in gunfire support, smoke laying to screen the main force, and for inshore cargo carriers after the landings took place. See the restored ship that gives you an idea of what it must have been like to be on the smallest Navy ship able to cross the ocean under its own power. Located in Portland, OR and operated and maintained by the Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum, www.amphibiousforces.org, it is the prime example of this type of ship available for public tours.