U.S. troops move through wreckage of the town of Gemunden, Germany near the end of World War 2, in Europe. U.S. M4 Sherman tanks and tank destroyers loaded with infantrymen of Seventh U.S. Army, XV Corps, 7th Infantry Division move through wreckage of the town. The troops riding on tanks. Damaged buildings in the background. U.S. insignia on the tanks. The tanks cross a bridge. U.S. trucks, DUKWs (amphibious vehicles), ambulances, jeeps and M4 high speed tractors, tow guns and carryi soldiers cross the bridge and through the narrow streets of the town. Military Policemen (MP) direct the military vehicle traffic. The vehicles moving through narrow streets. Heavy bomb damaged city visible in the background.
German prisoners taken by U.S. Army in burning town of Gemunden, Germany, during World War 2. German prisoners cross bridge passing M-4 tanks. Burning town in the background. Brigadier General Albert C Smith, CG, 14th Armored Division, XV Corps, Seventh U.S. Army. General stands at end of bridge and watches German prisoners of war with hands over their heads, being escorted under guard. . He converses with member of his staff. M-4 tanks, U.S. half tracks and ambulances speed through streets. Houses in the background are in flames.
U.S. soldiers fight fires in burning town of Gemunden, Germany. German civilians walk along road past burning buildings. Dead German soldier in the foreground. Views of burning town and ruins. Jeeps and tanks pass through the town. Trucks drive down on road. Civilians standing either side of road. Civilians salvage belongings from burning buildings. U.S. soldiers fight fires in town by stringing fire hose.
U.S. soldiers fight fires in burning town of Gemunden, Germany. Civilians run with buckets. They fill buckets with water and carry them towards burning building. Burning building in the background. U.S. soldiers fight fires in town by stringing fire hose. A tank standing on road.
U.S. Army soldiers and tanks fire in Gemunden, Germany. U.S. soldiers with rifles, move through streets of town. Smoke rising and ruins. Convoy of vehicles in outskirts of town near wounded area. A tank opens fire at snipers in woods. Soldier atop truck fires rifle.
U.S. Army M-4 tank and half tracks fire in Gemunden, Germany. M-4 tank and half tracks move to new positions in open field and begin to fire. U.S. soldiers move along road and head toward town. Soldier shoots lock off gate of POW camp. Soldiers enter into camp area.