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Allied forces clear German forces from control of the Scheldt River and open the Port of Antwerp in World War II

Map sketching positions of German forces at Alcheren and Arnhem separated by Allied forces at Antwerp and Numegen, Belgium, during World War 2. Views of the port at Antwerp silent and unusable due to German control of the Scheldt River downstream. British forces attacking those German forces at Walcheren, as Canadian, and Polish forces secure the South bank of the river. Royal Navy and Marines and Norwegians operating in the river itself. British minesweepers in the Scheldt River. The first supply ship arriving at port of Antwerp after Allied forces secured the river to the sea. The derricks and port facilities busy handling Allied ships and supplies. American Army trucks carrying supplies from the Port of Antwerp to Allied forces. Allied artillery barrage at night.

Date: 1945
Duration: 2 min 16 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
President Harry Truman of United States arrives in Antwerp and moves to Brussels' airport during his Europe visit after WW II.

President Harry S. Truman of the United States visits Berlin and other places in Europe after World War II. Buildings and streets of Antwerp in Belgium. President Truman and U.S. Secretary of State James Byrnes aboard U.S. Ship Augusta. President raises his hat and waves to spectators on the dock at Antwerp. Few buildings damaged during war can be seen. Motorcade of President moving towards the Evere Airport in Brussels. Cars in cities and countryside of Belgium. At the Evere Airport, the 35th Infantry Division gives the honor guard to President. Soldiers in attention position near the Air Transport command airplanes on the airfield.

Date: 1945, July 15
Duration: 1 min 16 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
President Harry S. Truman of United States travels to Berlin, for Peace Conference, after World War II in Europe

A film titled 'Berlin conference 1945' shows United States President Harry S. Truman and Secretary of State James F. Byrnes aboard the Cruiser USS Augusta (CA-31) while on their way to Germany for Three-Power Berlin Peace Conference. Several views of President Truman aboard the USS Augusta. He salutes with hand over heart as U.S. Navy warships pass in review. Truman and Secretary of State, Byrnes, descend a stair on the ship. They are seated on deck and President Truman waves his hat at people on the shore, as the Augusta enters port at Antwerp, Belgium. Senior Allied officers come aboard to greet the President and his party. President Truman walks down the gangplank to the pier, followed by Secretary Byrnes. Truman and Byrnes in back seat of an open car, accompanied by Secret Service agents, waves to spectators as they drive off the pier. Later, a motorcade is seen passing parked airplanes. Truman greets Officers of the U.S. Army 35th Division. He boards Air Force One, the "Sacred Cow," a VC-54C aircraft (tail number: 2107451) at Brussels Airport, Belgium. The Air Force One seen in flight above clouds and then parking at airfield in Germany. Presidential motorcade in Berlin, on Unter Den Linden, and passing through the Brandenburg Gate. Portraits of Truman, Stalin, and Churchill, on stone pillars. Inserted scenes of Hitler in motorcade and speaking in Berlin. President Truman speaking in an outdoor venue, with General Omar Bradley and other high ranking American officers standing behind him. His remarks are broadcast and people shown listening in America

Date: 1945, July
Duration: 4 min 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German Commander of 19th Army Erich Brandenberger signs capitulation in an Austrian city at the end of World War II in Europe.

Germany surrenders in Austria at the end of World War II in Europe. German officials arrive for surrender. German General and Commander of 19th German Army Erich Brandenberger signs capitulation in an Austrian city. U.S. Army General Edward H. Brooks receives German surrender in Austria. German Naval Commander Admiral Karl Donitz is captured. British sailors board captured German U-boats at Antwerp, Belgium. German prisoners aboard a U-boat.

Date: 1945
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The British 2nd Army rolls through Tournai, fights in Antwerp and Ghent citizens help wipe out final resistance in Belgium.

The British 2nd Army advances on Tournai, Antwerp, and Ghent in Belgium. Animated map shows the advance in Belgium. Sign of France. The British 2nd Army rolls through Tournai, Belgium (September 3): Soldiers advance on Tournai. Army tanks and soldiers move over bridge and fire. Ghent citizens help wipe out final resistance. Large crowd gathers and allied troops on army tanks fire in city. The British 2nd Army fights in Antwerp on 4th September: German equipment burned and soldiers fire. Troops fight in streets. Nazi defenders run near railway tracks.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Army employs delaying tactics to slow German advance during Battle of the Bulge in World War II

Opening scene shows Belgian rescue workers searching for survivors of a German V-2 rocket strike in the city of Antwerp, Belgium, on 17 December, 1944, during World War 2. Some clergymen help steel-helmeted emergency workers carry a victim from the rubble, on a stretcher. Aerial view of the port of Antwerp showing its extensive facilities including rail lines. U.S. Army troops of the American 2nd Infantry Division withdrawing in trucks towards Elsenborn, Belgium, as the German offensive gains ground. Snow covers the ground. Piles of fuel cans and fires are seen at a fuel dump near Stavelot, Belgium, where soldiers of Company A, 526th Armored Infantry Battalion, are destroying the fuels to keep them out of the hands of German forces advancing on the town. U.S. Army engineers carry boxes of TNT inside German-built pillbox fortifications and and blow them up. An engineer notching a tree beside a road. Others insert explosives and string wire to detonate the charges and create road blocks. Engineers place land mines into holes in a road outside of Elsenborn.

Date: 1944, December 17
Duration: 2 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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