U.S. military personnel in Strasburg seize German scientific records as a part of Alsos mission. Aachen headquarters in Germany, toward end of World War 2. Military personnel stand outside headquarters. Military jeep parked outside a building in Cologne. Ruins of building are seen. Men leave jeep and enter a building. Lieutenant Ditesheim and a soldier walk out of the building carrying documents followed by scroungers. Army personnel get on jeep to leave for field headquarters in Aachen. Officer stands outside Aachen headquarters and officers go through documents.
The first American newspaper in Aachen, Germany is printed during World War II. Crowds in the streets of Allied-occupied Aachen. A U.S. General speaks as the first American newspaper to be printed in Germany is dedicated. Presses roll and the first copies are produced which are then purchased and read by German civilians.
Allied Military Government ( AGM ) activities in Germany after World War 2. German civilians lined up as an Allied soldier checks their identification cards. Policemen check cards of civilians. A municipal book labeled "Files" (Akten) is retrieved in the city of Aachen (Stadt Aachen) by U.S. soldiers. Telephone records being recovered. A post office is reestablished. Food bags being loaded onto a truck. A handbook of military government in Germany. Displaced German people unload from a truck. A woman distributes blankets to them. Displaced persons being looked after in a hospital.
U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower and British Marshal Bernard Montgomery walking together and consulting a map, during World War 2. Sky filled parachutes of American paratroopers dropping from U.S C-47 airplanes over the Netherlands. A German airplane shot down and crashing with an explosion. U.S. C-47 aircraft towing gliders. U.s. Gliders landing in farm fields, some upending in the process. Paratrooper using crash an ax in attempt to rescue injured soldier from a crashed glider. U.S. military vehicle driving across the Rhine River on the Remagen bridge. A fallen soldier on the bridge sidewalk. U.S. forces driving through Eindhoven, Netherlands. U.S. Army artillery firing on AAchen, Germany. U.S. P-38s bombing the city.Views of destroyed buildings in Aachen. A U.S. sherman tank exiting tunnel to a street. Sign above tunnel reads: Aachen-RotheErde. Urban warfare in and around Aachen. U.S. tank destroyer firing. U.S. tanks firing. U.S.infantry firing small arms. House-to-house combat.German prisoners being escorted under armed guard. American flag being raised on municipal building in Aachen, Germany. German refugees from the city with their belongings. A German woman ,with her family, talks with an American soldier.
Activities of American First Army from Aachen to Roer River in Germany. Aerial view of city of Aachen heavily bombed. St Mary's Church is seen, damaged. Rubble of houses, rail centers, electric power plant, and Natural Gas facilities in Aachen. German Allied Military Government agents establish orders and hang the sign board of 'Mines Cleared to Rubble' on pole. They supervise crews clearing debris. Soldier brings out city's telephone diagram from hidden place. German Allied Military Government agents distribute food retrieved from hidden stores outside of town. Citizens are seen carrying food and smiling. Refugees return to the city. Sign of 'Mausbach'. U.S. Army 3rd Armored Division for the first time since D-Day gets relaxation time. Smiling Army soldiers in a chow line. 3rd Armored Division troops eat a hot meal on outskirts of Aachen. Military vehicles go towards rest center and enter into 'Hotel Koener'. Soldiers carrying their belongings climb stairs up. View of smoke rising from targets of U.S. Army artillery fire. A church steeple is shown consumed in flames.
German soldiers fight in and around the ruins of Aachen in Germany. A map shows places. Soldiers on an Sdkfz.250 Neue halftrack arrive on the war front armed with Panzerfaust recoilless antitank weapon and Assault Rifle. Wrecked buildings and houses on the field. Soldiers walk on the field. They walk in the trench and fire.