Map shows Allied army drives toward Germany in World War 2, and Battle of the bulge counter attack by Germans. Smoke rising from ruins. An American Army engineer douses a fire. In the ruins of Malmedy, Belgium, a sign reads: "Tower Room Malamedy, Protestant Church." Map shows Bastogne. Some of 400 C-47 transport aircraft resupply flights are seen in the air after weather clears. They airdrop food and ammunition to U.S Army troops who had been holding their position and preventing Germans from overtaking in the snow at Bastogne. U.S. gliders, that brought medical assistance, are seen on the snow-covered ground. Aerial view snow covered town. View of food bundles and supplies. Elements of General Patton's 3rd Army arriving to break through German lines and reach the embattled 101st Airborne at Bastogne. Dead and captured German soldiers. Destroyed tanks and equipment. Later (January, 1945) Commander of the 101st Airborne Division, Major General Maxwell Davenport Taylor congratulates Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe for his defense of Bastogne. American troops in Bastogne find time to rest up and smile for the camera after enduring difficult battle.
The United States Army on the Western Front during World War II. A map depicts Allied offensives at Malmedy, Houffalize and Bastogne. New reinforcements for the 134th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. 35th Infantry Division are briefed by an officer near Bastogne, Belgium, on January 10, 1945. Aerial view of tanks and infantry of the U.S. 6th Armored Division moving across a snow-covered barren landscape as they attack German troops in Belgium West of the Luxembourg border. Officers observe through binoculars. U.S. patrols of 1st and 3rd United States Armies meet on January 16 as they capture Houffalize. View of bombed out buildings in Houffalize on January 18.. U.S. troops occupy Houfflaize. A damaged German Pz.III tank on a street and an overturned Panther tank with a hole in its underside in a river. The troops walk along bombed out buildings in Houffalize.
The Battle of Ardennes (16 December 1944 - 25 January 1945) on the Western front. British tanks advance towards Western Front. Infantry row across a small stream in Holland. Machine guns are manned. Tanks and infantry cross railroad tracks and a bridge over the Maas River. Prisoners are marched to the rear. German citizens greet British troops. German prisoners push a wounded comrade in a cart. Animated map. Germans in Belgium and Luxemberg: Germans take out their belongings from truck. Sign board of 'Bastogne'. Civilians are evacuated from Bastogne and their credentials are checked by U.S. Troops. Military traffic moves forward. Allied Tactical Air Force planes firing rockets in flight overhead. Explosions over target. Captured German vehicles move over fields. Prisoners smoke cigars and cigarettes. Supplies are dropped. Allied Tactical Air Force planes are in action and explode targets. Smoke rises from target. German captured guns fired.
U.S. 101st Airborne Division in Bastogne, Belgium in World War II. Soldiers dig trench graves. Covered bodies of dead U.S. soldiers lie in the snow, awaiting burial. Demolished vehicles on a snow-covered road. Soldiers examine damaged vehicles. One points out various holes in a vehicle. U.S. Commander of 101st Airborne Division, Major General Maxwell Taylor, congratulates the Division's Artillery Commander, Brigadier General Anthony Clement McAuliffe for the defense of Bastogne. They stand on a snowy street in front of a sign on a building, reading Bastogne .
Shows scenes of the Battle of the Bulge near Bastogne, Belgium with U.S. troops of the 101st Airborne Infantry during World War II. An officer seated at a desk and speaking about the invasion. U.S. Army soldiers on a battlefield in Bastogne. Troops move out of a mobilization area. Soldiers look at war equipment and material. The soldiers holding rifles and other equipment. The soldiers aboard trucks. A truck convoy passing on a street at night. Smoke rises from firing and bombardment. The soldiers advancing across a field. Buildings in an area. A sign board reads 'Bastogne'. A snow covered area. Soldiers huddle in blankets sitting on snow covered ground. The soldiers firing rifles and bazooka at German positions. A machine gun emplacement in the snow. Frozen bodies of dead American soldiers are removed by U.S. Army soldiers. Bomb damaged buildings in the area. The soldiers firing machine guns and rifles. Smoke from explosions. Night time artillery barrage including rocket launchers firing toward enemy German positions.
Scenes from the Battle of the Bulge, and siege of Bastogne during World War Two. Large numbers of United States Army Air Force C-47B Skytrain transport planes drop parachute supplies for troops at Bastogne, Belgium. Ruins of the town of Bastogne. A street littered with dead bodies and rubble. U.S. troops advancing into the town of Haguenau on the border with Germany, and further into Germany, itself. American MPs (Military Police) search civilians and check identity cards and check U.S. soldiers in military vehicles to guard against Germans in American uniforms. U.S. M4 Sherman tanks move ahead on the front. Artillery being fired. Troops engage in street fighting. Group of Alsatian women rejoice as they are being released from a prison, where they had been held by Germans. U.S. troops advance through a wooded area. U.S. Secretary of State, James F. Byrnes speaks about the sacrifices of U.S. troops who are fighting and dying for their country and appeals to Americans, safe at home, to work for the war effort.