United States soldiers in Chateau-Thierry, France during World War II. United States soldiers stand near a board which reads ' Chateau-Hierry'. A horse driven cart under a tree in a distance. The soldiers enter the town. Children play near a military tank. A soldier washes his hands and a girl stands nearby and watches him. The soldiers walk through streets. A crowd watches the passing soldiers. A soldier points his hand as he stands in a balcony.
Chateau Thierry and the Aisne Marne Operation in France. U.S. Army shells Cantigny. The soldiers near the artillery. Camouflaged artillery bombards Cantigny. U.S. troops load shells in the artillery and fire. Smoke comes out of the artillery after firing. Destroyed building. Trucks loaded with U.S. troops. The troops ride forward in trucks. Ruins in Chateau Thierry. U.S. Marines in a trench in Belleau Wood. The soldiers eat food and stand in a group. (May 28-30, 1918 Battle of Cantigny) (World War I. World War 1. WWI. WW1)
U.S. 5th and 6th Marine Regiment in Chateau-Thierry,France during World War I. U.S. troops stand at attention. Flags of United States and France. The troops stand in a squad. U.S. General John Joseph Pershing decorates the soldiers. General Pershing is escorted by U.S. officers. The General shakes hands with the soldiers. The troops march with guns on their shoulders. They are reviewed by General James Harbord, McAndrew and Bundy at Chateau-le-trousse.
The German assault on France during the Battle of France in World War II. German artillery on a rail car. Soldiers load and fire the gun. Troops on the railway tracks. German cavalry advances with horse carts. French prisoners march to the rear carrying their wounded. Ruins of Fort Brimont after bombing by German Luftwaffe Stukas. Street fighting in the town. Soldiers fire and take cover among the ruins. Rubble strewn all over the roads. Soldiers jump over barricades erected on the roads. Soldiers on foot and in horse carriages. The Notre Dame de Reims cathedral. The Germans charge French positions amid the burning ruins of Tagnon. Panzer division tanks and troops make their way through the streets. Smoke due to explosions in a town and in nearby fields. Soldiers cross fields. Burning structures. Street fighting in the town. Machine guns fired. Soldiers ready artillery. Chateau-Thierry: Germans advance past abandoned and wrecked French war equipment. Street fighting. Soldiers take cover in the ruins. They enter and check damaged buildings. Soldiers fire machine guns from within the ruins. The deserted streets. Germans cross the Marne on rafts. Troops on foot, in vehicles, the horse cavalry and equipment laden carriages advance towards Paris. Soldiers rest and sleep.
Uniformed U.S. war correspondents and U.S. Army officers explore the house and grounds of the French Chateau de Pont-Rilly, in Négreville near Normandy France, soon after the Invasion of Europe. (The chateau was designed in 1765 by architect Pierre-Raphaël de Lozon for the Marquis d'Ourville). U.S. Army officers in the balcony of the mansion overlooking the entrance. Exteriors of the palatial chateau. A large bomb hole is visible in the roof, right of the main entrance. A French boy points out something distant on the grounds of the Chateau. A swan in a pond. Exteriors of the mansion. At the end of July 1944, near the time this footage was shot, the chateau became the headquarters of Advance Section of Com Z, also known as "ADSEC" (Advance Section, Communications Zone).
The Aisne Operation in France during World War I. The U.S. Army 30th Infantry troops march through Chateau-Thierry. A car in the background. Soldiers march in groups with rifle. Trees besides road. Soldiers on horses ride behind group. Soldiers on bicycles follow them. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)