Allied 9th Army advancing beyond Munich, Germany, during World War II. U.S. soldiers firing mortars from a street and a cemetery. Allied troops crossing a pontoon bridge across a river. U.S.soldier, from 102nd Infantry Division, leads line of German civilians to safety, as troops and vehicles enter the town of Erkelenz. U.S. troops fill the streets and sidewalks of the town as they pass through. Prisoners of war and forced laborers are freed by advancing Allied forces. Group is seen wearing berets. One wears a fez. Boxes of Red Cross foods intended for American prisoners are found opened and used by Germans in Eppendorf, Germany. On February 28th, 1945, soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 413th Regiment, 104th Infantry Division,find the boxes in German military billets and throughout the town. Views of boxes with "American Red Cross Prisoner of War Food Package," written on them. Units of the 1st Allied Army are seen driving directly toward Cologne, Germany. A Sherman tank is seen completely covered by U.S. infantrymen, riding on top. U.S. infantrymen cross stream on makeshift steel bridge. Infantrymen take cover in railroad culvert as tanks of U.S. 3rd Armored Division move forward to deal with intense German resistance. Incoming artillery shell squeals overhead and explodes nearby out of camera view. U.S. troops take shelter behind brick wall. U.S. troops occupy abandoned German trenches. A commanding defensive view from one of the trenches. On March 2, 1945, troops of the 83rd Infantry Division, advancing toward Cologne, pass through town of Neusse. Sign on wall reads: "Mit Hitler zum Sieg." Another reads: "Wir kapitulieren nie!" U.S. troops reach the Rhein River. Telephoto lense view shows city of Dusseldorf and its bridges, spanning the Rhein (Rhine) River.
Former SA (storm troopers) headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany during World War II. A statue. Exterior of the building (which now houses the Nordpark Aquazoo). Various rooms inside the building. A German flag inside the building. A photograph of German Chancellor Adolf Hitler on a wall. German flags, pamphlets and papers scattered in the rooms. A soldier inspects the scattered things. He looks at photographs.
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler reoccupies the Rhineland and denounces the Locarno Pact in 1936. The signing of the Locarno Treaties in London, England in 1925. Officials arrive at the building where the Locarno Treaties are to be signed. Chancellor Hans Luther of Germany affixes his signature to the Locarno Treaty assuring peace to all the principal countries of Europe. At the head of the table in the center are Stanley Baldwin and Sir Austin Chamberlain, leaders of the British Delegation. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles on 7th March 1936 by sending German military forces into the Rhineland, a demilitarized zone along the Rhine River in western Germany. German troops march over the Hohenzollern bridge in Cologne, Germany. The troops march along a road. Cologne Cathedral in the background. A German crowd cheers as the troops parade. Swastika banners hang from buildings. German troops parading in Dusseldorf. The troops on horseback and horse-carriages pass along narrow streets of Dusseldorf. Parading troops are cheered by a crowd in Frankfurt am Main. German troops parade in front of a building during a wreath laying ceremony followed by Chancellor Hitler and other Nazi officials. Newspaper headlines about Hitler denouncing the Locarno Pact. A government minister with press. French Prime Minister Albert Sarraut at a microphone reassures the security of France. Belgium soldiers march along a street.
People from three towns participate in Pre-Lenten street carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany. People wave American flags during parade of floats. A band goes. Large dummies on floats. A mocker with long legs.
British, French and Belgian forces occupy city following refusal of post World War I reparation demands by the Allied countries. Allied troops advance into city of Dusseldorf, Germany. People gather on street. Cavalry patrols on road of the city and people watch them. British tanks stand on road, driven on road and soldiers walk past tank. Soldiers visible from the window of tank. Troops run past train. Crowd gathers to witness demonstration in a square of the German city, as citizens protest the demands and their effect on the German economy. Men stand on platform. One man holds board of Baron Von Lersner. Scene of a building with tome. Flag on a building half staffed. Cavalry soldiers walk past the crowd. Soldiers make human chain in front of crowd. Soldier stands on road.
U.S. troops, along with women volunteers sponsored by the YMCA ,take a sightseeing excursion by steamer,from Koblenz, in December, 1918.. Scenes of their visit to a monument. On board ship, army bandsmen play and a few couples dance. A few men dance with each other. At stopping place they visit and an army guide explains the site and its significance. (World War i; World War 1; WWI; WW1)