Seventy years ago, on June 6, 1944, two American servicemen—preparing for the D-Day landing—attached a miniature life vest to a puppy. This Kodachrome footage was, I believe, captured by Hollywood director George Stevens or by a member of his U.S. Army Signal Corps film unit. [x]

We have no way of knowing if these men—or their puppy—made it home or even survived the day. 

It was taken by Jack Lieb, and an edited film of his footage is available (with his speech presentation given in the 1960s?) thanks to the US National Archives on youtube here