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Bomb damaged buildings and ground installations in Avignon, southern France during Operation Dragoon of World War 2

Allied Invasion of Avignon, Southern France during Operation Dragoon of World War II in 1944. Bomb damaged buildings and ground installations in Avignon. Empty streets. French Forces of the Interior (FFI) await for arrival of American troops.

Date: 1944, August
Duration: 23 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Officials of Avignon present the keys of the city to French Marshal Philippe Petain in France.

French Marshal Philippe Petain presented Avignon city keys in France during World War 2. The Chief of State of Vichy France Marshal Philippe Petain emerges with Avignon officials from a building. Avignon officials present the keys of the city to Petain. Avignon residents in elaborate traditional costumes during the ceremony. Officers and civilians watch the proceedings. Petain's motorcade moves through the city. Civilians gathered on either side of the streets. People on the streets and in balconies cheer and greet him. Petain waves and acknowledges the crowd from his convertible. Motorcycle escorts around the convertible. Guards control the crowd.

Date: 1942
Duration: 41 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Portuguese
 
 
U.S. 26th "Yankee" Infantry Division celebrates Thanksgiving, 1944, during World War II.

Thanksgiving 1944 in Northeastern France, with the U.S. 26th Infantry Division, during World War 2. Several U.S. Army women nurses walk through muddy snow covered field in Northeastern France, during World War II. One of them pulls a small sled. At the same time,US troops march along sides of a nearby road. A U.S. soldier is issued a winter coat by a quartermaster.Other soldiers putting on new overcoats. U.S. troops in overcoats march along a wet road. A soldier holds up a sign reading," 26 'Yankee' Infantry Division, HAPPY- THANKSGIVING !, Europe 1944." The troops huddle over field cook stoves in a field. They smoke cigarettes. Large group of U.S. soldiers in a chow line near a cemetery in a French town (probably Dieuze, which they captured on November 20th). They receive a Thanksgiving dinner. Soldiers playing football on a snow covered field.

Date: 1944, November 23
Duration: 1 min 34 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American troops welcomed in France, but suffer casualties when Germans counterattack in December 1944.

American troops welcomed in village, by Nuns and children, and in Paris, France, in August, 1944. December 16, 1944, German counterattack causes American casualties. Dead and wounded shown being picked up on stretchers. American troops advancing across fields.Tanks and burning buildings. Americans fight in streets of town and from trenches, with snow on ground. Chaplain prays over body of fallen American soldier. More views of U.S. wounded on stretchers. German officers led by General Manteuffel planning actions. German home front civilian guards (Volkssturm national militia) seen on parade. German Tiger II tanks of s.Pz.Abt.503 parade in a training area. German SS troops advance during the Battle of the Bulge. German "buzz bomb" shown in flight. Smoke rises from buzz bomb strike on town.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The first American military cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, France, established on June 8, 1944, in World War II

View from a 4-engine airplane in flight over altocumulus clouds. Setting sun creates pink colors. Scene changes abruptly to views, inland from Omaha Beach, at Colleville-sur-Mer, France, of the temporary military battlefield cemetery established by the U.S. First Army, on June 8, 1944, right after the Allied invasion of Normandy, in World War 2. Simple wooden crosses mark the graves of the fallen Americans, each identified by one of their dog tags fastened to the marker.

Date: 1944
Duration: 19 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Canadian troops wade ashore from landing craft on Juno Beach in Normandy, France, June 6, 1944.

View of Canadian troops on D-Day huddled in a landing craft approaching Juno beach in Normandy, France, during Operation Overlord, June 6, 1944, in World War 2. The landing craft reaches the beach and all the Canadian infantry leave the boat, two or three at a time, and wade ashore during the invasion of Europe by Allied forces. Steel obstacles placed by the German forces can be seen on the beach. Several houses, stand along the beach. The troops advance toward them.

Date: 1944, June 6
Duration: 4 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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