Allied campaign against the Axis in 1944 during World War II. People gathered outside the Colosseum in Rome, Italy celebrate their liberation from Nazi occupation. Allied soldiers in trucks move past the cheering crowds. Pope Pius XII addresses the people from a balcony. Victory parade in Paris, France at the Arc de Triomphe on 26 August, 1944. People cheer as they carry banners. In Bucharest, Romania soldiers loaded onto trucks drive past crowds cheering after their liberation. On 3 September, 1944 people cheer on the streets of Brussels, Belgium as Allied troops enter. In Belgrade, Yugoslavia on October 20, 1944 people celebrate their liberation. In Athens, Greece women carry a Greek flag and a flag being hoisted after their liberation.
Internees at a concentration camp in Buchenwald, Germany. Jean Blume, leader of socialist national movement against occupation in Belgium, shares his experiences of the days spent at Breendonk concentration camp in Belgium. He expresses joy at being liberated by American Army from Buchenwald concentration camp. (Note: Jean Blume was a Resistance Leader during the Nazi occupation in World War 2. The Gestapo arrested him on January 19, 1943 and he was imprisoned in Breendonk. In May 1944, he and many others, were sent to Buchenwald. They were released on April 11, 1945.)
U.S. Army General Dwight David Eisenhower meets dignitaries in Brussels, Belgium during World War II. He meets Prince Charles and the Prime Minister of Belgium and other officials. The officials standing on the steps of a building. Eisenhower shaking hands with them.
Aviator Charles Lindbergh acclaimed in Brussels, Belgium, after flying from Paris, following his reception there after completing his solo transatlantic flight. Lindbergh motorcade arriving in center of Brussels. 'Spirit of St. Louis' plane in flight, from Paris to Brussels. Brief view of Evere airfield, Brussels, Belgium. View of crowd packed into Market Square in Brussels. Charles Lindbergh, standing on balcony of Brussels Town Hall waves his hat to the cheering crowd.
Brussels: Liberation of Belgium. The House of Representatives building in Brussels. The members seated inside. Prince Charles takes the oath as he is named the Regent. The Prince emerges from the building and is congratulated by officials.
Allied troops set off for the final drive of the Liberation of France and Belgium. La Havre: Intensive bombing by Allied bombers at the 2nd port of France. Allied planes in flight, drop bombs. Smoke from the explosions. German positions are covered by Allied target indicators. Soldiers and tanks advance through fields. Smoke and fire from destroyed vehicles and bombardment. The first Allied platoon enters the town. Destroyed buildings and ruins. The dock area, reduced to a complete rubble. Surrendered German soldiers are marched in the streets. Antwerp: Liberation of Antwerp. A convoy of tanks. Allied troops cross a Bailey bridge over the Albert Canal. British Second Army enters the city. Tanks and soldiers. Machine gun fire. The dock side railway head is captured. Civilians welcome the troops. Belgian Forces of Interior and civilians celebrate. Planes drop arms and supplies for the Belgian Army. Soldiers collect the supplies and load it into a cart. Brussels: Members of the Belgian Government lay wreaths at the Brussels war Memorial in tribute to the capital's liberation. Soldiers march. Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery is given a grand reception. The Field Marshal in a convertible. He greets the people from a hotel balcony. Lyon: The U.S. Seventh Army liberates Lyon. German snipers fire into crowded streets from a hospital on the banks of Rhone. Soldiers fire back at them. Civilians crouch and take cover. Hospital patients removed to safety. Nurses help a wounded man. French and U.S. troops drive through the city. Civilians shake hands with the soldiers. Collaborationists are disgraces and paraded on the streets. People cheer and celebrate.