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German troops enter Normandy and Avranches in France during World War II.

German troops in France. Map of the French Invasion Front. German troops in camouflaged trucks. A sign on a tree.Soldiers on bicycles collect newspapers from another soldier. Newspaper headline reads 'Eisenhower has not surprised us'. Trucks and jeeps filled with German soldiers in Normandy. Overturned vehicles and damaged artillery on the roadside. Soldier with camouflaged helmet looks up to the sky. Aircraft in flight overhead. Artillery fire. Soldiers load and fire anti aircraft guns. A charred aircraft in a field. German soldiers arrive in Avranches, France. A sign for Avranches. Soldiers ride a bike among the commune ruins. Soldier seated on a wrecked car. Buildings in the area. A soldiers keep vigil by a damaged cathedral. Stained glass windows. A soldier plays the piano in the cathedral. Interior of the cathedral.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German prisoners with hands on heads march past in lines along a road in Avranches, France.

German prisoners march along roads in Avranches, France. Soldiers on tanks and trucks move on a road to Avranches. Buildings at the sides of the road. German prisoners with hands on their heads march past demolished buildings. Debris of buildings seen. A dead German in the driver's seat of a staff car. Windshield of the car riddled with bullets. Prisoners march in lines. Soldiers on tanks pass by. Trees seen in the background.

Date: 1944, August
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
German and American medical units treat and provide first aid to wounded Germans in Avranches, France.

Treatment to wounded Germans in Avranches, France. Wounded Germans receive blood plasma. German and American medical units work along side and treat the wounded. Wounded people are carried to an ambulance. Trees seen in the background. German hospital corpsmen stand around the ambulance. A German Major stands outside a building. German and American corpsmen stand and talk about World War II. Vehicles parked in the background. Interior of a hospital. Wounded men receive first aid from the medical unit.

Date: 1944, August
Duration: 2 min 17 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
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
 
 
The story of AFN ( American Forces Network) Radio. Founding announced in 1942. First broadcast in 1943; growth in 1944.

U.S. Army soldier reads newspaper while listening to radio. Soldiers doing their respective chores, listen to AFN (American Forces Network) Radio. General Marshall and General Eisenhower announce the creation of AFN, in 1942. July 4, 1943, the first broadcast of AFN. General Eisenhower mingling with paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division, on the eve of D-day. U.S. B-26 aircraft in flight. United States soldiers aboard landing craft and wading ashore at Normandy, France, on D-day, June 6, 1944. Soldiers tuning radios in the field. United States Sherman tanks and infantry move along country road in France. Audio includes portions from AFN broadcasts, including an announcer saying "You are listening to AFN Paris. This is the American Forces Network, on the road to Berlin." Road sign points to St. Lo. Group of U.S. soldiers gathered around a jeep with a radio, listening to AFN, in Germany.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 12 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
 
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