U.S. 1st Army troops pass an abandoned German pill box near Cambrai, on their way to the Belgian border, during World War 2. U.S. tanks advancing along road to Saint-Quentin on September 1, 1944.Road sign points toward St. Quentin. Some French civilians watch as troops ride into the city aboard military vehicles. American flag is seen at window of a building.September 2nd, lead elements of the 1st Army pass road sign marking boundary between France and Belgium. A road sign on ground at the old formal border reads "Douane Belge." American tanks speed across Belgian fields in pursuit of retreating German soldiers.US units firing tank guns and machine guns at German positions.Smoke rising.Destroyed and burning German artillery, tanks, halftracks, and other vehicles and equipment along side of road.Destroyed civilian automobile and wagons. American troops entering town where Belgian flags fly. German Army Captain, accompanied by U.S. troops, urges his soldiers to surrender.He steps over wire fencing into a field where German soldier are coming forward. View of numerous German prisoners of war being held in a meadow.
American soldiers at the French-Belgian border in World War 2. Belgian countryside on the French border. Several trees in view. An American tank burning on the side of a road Other tanks move past . Trees on the side of the path. Several tanks move past a building. Houses on the side of a road. American soldiers patrol on the roads. Belgian women coming out of a house.
U.S. 113th Cavalry Regiment in Belgium during World War II. An armored convoy including M8 armored cars and M5A1 light tanks advances towards the Belgian border. A sign board on a street reads: 'Rumegies'. A jeep and M8 passes in the foreground.
The American 1st Army enters Roetgen, Aachen and other German border towns without opposition in Germany. Displays German sign. Wreckage and collapsed buildings. Troops on army tanks pass away. Soldiers climb the hill and enter into Germany. They maneuver over fields. Troops occupy the Roetgen. 'Roetgen' written on building. White flag on building of 'The Deutsche Reichsbahn'. View of village and huts. Belgian White Army lights fire for supplies by airborne. Soldier watches through binoculars towards plane. Parachute landing on earth. Supplies and arms are dropped to and retrieved by Belgians. Parachute are rolled and returned to England. Horse cart passes away. `1
Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division training in England under General Clarence R Huebner, in preparation for the D-Day Normandy invasion. U.S. Navy ships underway at sea. Heavy naval guns bombard the coast of France on D-Day. U.S. Army soldiers seen during assault on Omaha beach with heavy losses on D-DAy. U.S. soldiers and tanks encounter heavy German resistance in the "hedge rows." American soldiers digging trenches with shovels and picks and treating wounded comrade. Dead German soldier lying in street as Americans enter the town of Caumont (Caumont l'Eventé). Frenchman civilian pours wine for American soldier after they liberated Caumont l'Eventé from the entrenched German forces. An American helps a French civilian woman to reach a safe place crossing rubble. Damaged French houses along the sides of street. During rest, a soldier gives another a haircut, and another writes a letter. U.S. Air Force B-17s fly overhead and bomb near St. Lo, France on July 25, 1944. Other U.S. Army artillery units, the 4th and 9th Divisions, and General Patton's tanks provided support so the 1st Infantry (First Infantry or Big Red One) could occupy the area. Army combat engineers dig up mines and use construction equipment to clear debris. Wrecked houses and rubble. U.S. soldiers keep advancing through towns and eat and rest as they can. Road sign reads: "Coutances." First Infantry goes through Mortain, Etampes, Meaux, Soissons and across the Belgian border. German prisoners of war walk with their hands raised. German soldier digging out of fox hole. Siegfried Line and dragons teeth. Strong German resistance encountered at Aachen. Tanks fire in the field. House to house fighting in Aachen. Surrender of Aachen. A German flag laying in the street is run over by a U.S. military vehicle. German resistance is heavy during battle scenes in Battle of Hürtgen Forest. German and American artillery are seen in Hurtgen Forest. U.S. wounded treated. The 1st Division is pulled out for rest at the rear, in Belgium.
United States 1st Army soldiers attack a farm house near Franco-Belgian border to drive out German troops during World War II. Soldiers fire as tanks roll and bombs explode. German troops and equipment are captured by Americans.