U.S. officers and soldiers are awarded in Aisne, France. Brigadier General Robert M Montague, Commanding General of the Division Artillery, 83rd Division awards medals to the officers and men of the 322nd Field Artillery, 83rd Division. The General awards Silver Star to a soldier. An officer reading citations. The General pins a medal on another soldier.
An American Red Cross wagon in Aisne, France. American Red Cross wagon parked. Soldiers having coffee and dough nuts. Two Red Cross girls dancing with the soldiers. Other soldiers watching them. Soldiers taking cigarettes from a tray which a girl is holding. Club mobile in the background. Two soldiers dance with one another.
The German assault on France during the Battle of France in World War II. German troops cross a river while under aerial attack. German soldiers advance in a wooded area. French aircraft drop bombs. German soldiers load and fire artillery. Soldiers throw grenades, talk over a field telephone, advance amidst thick undergrowth, and cross fields. A sign for Le Chemin Des ames in the Aisne department. The German convoy proceeds on the route. Soldiers in trucks, artillery, military vehicles advance. An animated map depicts the advance of German Army Group A under General Gerd von Rundstedt across the Somme, Le Chemin Des Dames and Rouen en route to Paris. Advance of Army Group C under General Wilhelm von Leeb and another Army Group under Colonel-General Erwin von Witzleben. Oficers give orders to fire artillery. Soldiers put their palms over their ears during the firing. German tanks advance on a city streets. Soldiers ride armored vehicles amidst rubble and ruins. Artillery and armored vehicles pulled across a bridge. A soldier examines a wrecked tank barrel. A sign for Avancon and Reims in the Ardennes department. Tanks advance on a dirt road. Soldiers on tanks, bicycles and on foot. German soldiers care for wounded mates, give water to comrades on tillers. Abandoned Allied war materiel blocks the German advance. Soldiers amidst wreckage and horses on the streets. German troops advance through a city in the Marne department. A sign reads 'La Marne'. Street fighting in a city. German soldiers take cover under enemy fire. hey cross a stream in boats. Soldiers march with horses, on bicycles, and on foot. German forces cross the Marne on a pontoon bridge. Tanks and armored vehicles cross over. Men dig graves for deceased German soldiers. Soldiers buried. A comrade picks flowers and lays them on the graves. Helmets of the deceased on crosses over the graves.
The German assault on France during the Battle of France in World War II. A map depicts the German advance into Rethel, Reims and Chateau-Thierry. Soldiers advance on foot and motorcycles on a tree flanked road. The hills and landscape. Soldiers seated with radio sets at a table. They discuss maps. Soldiers load and fire artillery in fields. Soldiers on bicycles cross a bridge, move through a field. Military vehicles cross over a bridge. Artillery loaded and fired. Germans carry rafts on a road and across a field. Soldiers construct a bridge over a river. German panzer division infantry and tanks advance. They cross the Aisne River as German Field Marshal Walther von Brauchitsch looks on. He supervises as military vehicles and equipment are taken across the bridge.
Dead bodies lying along a road in the Aisne region of Northern France, during World War II. German cavalry on horseback. Abandoned vehicles along a road, some destroyed. A man rolls a wheelbarrow along the road. Dead bodies and horses, some dead and some alive and standing, in the road and on the roadside. Damaged wagons along the roadside. Wreckage of vehicles, some of which are civilian vehicles and some are military. A dead man sitting in his wagon on the roadside. German troops sitting on motorcycles in a town, in front of a direction sign to Montcornet and Renneval. A car drives through the town. A German halftrack vehicle parked at side of road. Just a shell of one building is left standing. A German soldier riding in a vehicle, speaks to a black African French Priest, who is standing next to a German soldier wearing a red cross arm band. The vehicle proceeds.
U.S. 7th Machine Gun Battalion in La Chapelle-sur-Chezy, France during World War I. The troops receive thanks. They stand in formation. U.S. General Joseph Theodore Dickman with a U.S. officer and the Prefet de l'Aisne with French officers thank each other. General Dickman speaks to the Prefet de l'Aisne. General Dickman stands with a man. A French officer smiles.