Two sedans enter the Third United States Army Headquarters gate. General Eisenhower steps from the second car and is greeted by Lieutenant General Omar N. Bradley,and Lieutenant General George S. Patton, Jr. Together, the three generals and a Major General, salute the flag and honor guard. Escorted by an Army Captain, General Eisenhower inspects honor guard of Military Police, third United States Army. Eisenhower and Patton, together, check time on their respective wrist watches.
General Eisenhower talks with General Walton Harris Walker and General George Smith Patton. General Eisenhower pins Major General Star on Brigadier General Raymond Stallings McLain. General Eisenhower, General Omar Nelson Bradley and General Patton have lunch.
General Dwight Eisenhower walks out of the United States 3rd army headquarters building, comes to attention and salutes. Photographer takes his picture. General Eisenhower is followed by Lieutenant General George Smith Patton who does the same.(A third, unidentified General Officer appears in the doorway.) General Dwight Eisenhower with others leaves in a staff car and General Patton salutes as Eisenhower departs. General Patton poses on porch of the headquarters with his English Bull Terrier "William the Conqueror" AKA "Willie," at his feet. Generals Walton H Walker, Gaffey, McLain, Thompson, Weyland, and Colonel Harkins and other staff officers are also seen.
Thanksgiving 1944 in Northeastern France, with the U.S. 26th Infantry Division, during World War 2. Several U.S. Army women nurses walk through muddy snow covered field in Northeastern France, during World War II. One of them pulls a small sled. At the same time,US troops march along sides of a nearby road. A U.S. soldier is issued a winter coat by a quartermaster.Other soldiers putting on new overcoats. U.S. troops in overcoats march along a wet road. A soldier holds up a sign reading," 26 'Yankee' Infantry Division, HAPPY- THANKSGIVING !, Europe 1944." The troops huddle over field cook stoves in a field. They smoke cigarettes. Large group of U.S. soldiers in a chow line near a cemetery in a French town (probably Dieuze, which they captured on November 20th). They receive a Thanksgiving dinner. Soldiers playing football on a snow covered field.
U.S. Army soldier reads newspaper while listening to radio. Soldiers doing their respective chores, listen to AFN (American Forces Network) Radio. General Marshall and General Eisenhower announce the creation of AFN, in 1942. July 4, 1943, the first broadcast of AFN. General Eisenhower mingling with paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division, on the eve of D-day. U.S. B-26 aircraft in flight. United States soldiers aboard landing craft and wading ashore at Normandy, France, on D-day, June 6, 1944. Soldiers tuning radios in the field. United States Sherman tanks and infantry move along country road in France. Audio includes portions from AFN broadcasts, including an announcer saying "You are listening to AFN Paris. This is the American Forces Network, on the road to Berlin." Road sign points to St. Lo. Group of U.S. soldiers gathered around a jeep with a radio, listening to AFN, in Germany.
American troops welcomed in village, by Nuns and children, and in Paris, France, in August, 1944. December 16, 1944, German counterattack causes American casualties. Dead and wounded shown being picked up on stretchers. American troops advancing across fields.Tanks and burning buildings. Americans fight in streets of town and from trenches, with snow on ground. Chaplain prays over body of fallen American soldier. More views of U.S. wounded on stretchers. German officers led by General Manteuffel planning actions. German home front civilian guards (Volkssturm national militia) seen on parade. German Tiger II tanks of s.Pz.Abt.503 parade in a training area. German SS troops advance during the Battle of the Bulge. German "buzz bomb" shown in flight. Smoke rises from buzz bomb strike on town.