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Bombing over Marshalling yards in Ghent, Belgium.

Mission over Marshalling yards: bombing in Ghent, Belgium. Aerial views of city. Targets in city. (World War II period).

Date: 1943, September 5
Duration: 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The British 2nd Army rolls through Tournai, fights in Antwerp and Ghent citizens help wipe out final resistance in Belgium.

The British 2nd Army advances on Tournai, Antwerp, and Ghent in Belgium. Animated map shows the advance in Belgium. Sign of France. The British 2nd Army rolls through Tournai, Belgium (September 3): Soldiers advance on Tournai. Army tanks and soldiers move over bridge and fire. Ghent citizens help wipe out final resistance. Large crowd gathers and allied troops on army tanks fire in city. The British 2nd Army fights in Antwerp on 4th September: German equipment burned and soldiers fire. Troops fight in streets. Nazi defenders run near railway tracks. (World War II period).

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Flanders Hitler Youth units hand over swastika flags to Eastern Front volunteers in Ghent, Belgium during World War II.

Flanders Hitler Youth units and Eastern Front volunteers at a ceremony in Ghent, Belgium during World War II. Trumpeters play on a parapet. The Eastern Front volunteers marching in a column holding swastika flags in Gravensteen, the Castle of the Counts (Ghent's oldest monument dating from 800 AD). Several others watching them march. Men and women units of Flanders Hitler Youth and Eastern Front volunteers standing in formation during a ceremony on the castle ground. An insignia on the castle. An officer holding a swastika flag marches leading Flanders Hitler Youth units. A few officers standing in formation in front of the castle. An officer shaking hands with an Eastern Front volunteer and handing over the swastika flag to the volunteer. The volunteers standing in formation holding swastika flags. The volunteers wearing armbands with swastika sign.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
A 1943 film promoting the U.S. Army Service Forces and the importance of Logistics in World War II

A stream of U.S. Army trucks heads along a highway as opening slate rolls, emphasizing the importance of logistics to wartime operations. Two U.S. Army small hatch M4 Sherman tanks (Possibly Ford built moels M4A3) rush down a hillside toward the camera. View from atop a tank with Browning M2 .50 caliber heavy machine gun installed. It heads uphill, firing rounds from its gun, raising explosion of earth ahead of it. Barrel of a 240 mm howitzer gun swings up in front of the camera. A U.S. coastal defense gun firing from a fort. Rear view of 240 mm Howitzer being fired. Towed field artillery pieces being fired. Troops near water, firining a Bofars 40 mm anti aircraft gun. A U.S. soldier firing a Browning 1917 water cooled machine gun. A B-17 bomber in flight overhead. View of a bombardier at a Norden bomb sight inside the B-17 with his finger on the bomb controls. The bomb bays open and bombs fall, seen striking in a line on the ground. Ground level views of large explosions on the ground. A tank camouflaged in underbrush, firing its gun. A small hatch Sherman tank charging the camera. Several German Messerschmitt Bf 109 aircraft flying fast and low on strafing runs. A soldier firing an antiaircraft machine gun. Closeups of three Messerschmitt Bf 109 aircraft attacking at high speed, only several feet above ground. Bombs bursting in a field where a soldier in lying next fo barbed wire. A tank knocking trees over as it emerges from woods. Infantry following tanks across a field. A series of scenes showing armor and infantry charging. In one, troops are wearing gas masks. A huge explosion in a field. Paratroopers inside an airplane connect to a static line and jump from the plane. Lines of parachutes fill the sky as paratroopers jump from C-47 aircraft. Closeup of paratrooper as he descends and hits the ground. View of Polish cavalry riding in a loose formation. German gun crew fires at Polish city. Smoke rising from burning buildings. Norwegian flag flying over a fort in Norway. Views of German Ju-52 aircraft in flight over Athens, Greece. It flies over the Parthenon and other ancient buildings. German tanks and troops entering Belgium. Troops marching in Yugoslavia. The American flag flying over Bataan. Civilians grieving over dead in Poland. Dead victims of war in Norway, Greece, Belgium, Yugoslavia, Malaya, Singapore, Shanghai, and Mandalay. A group of civilians grieving over two dead children. The German (Nazi) flag flying from a flagpole. (World War II; WW II; World War 2; World War Two)

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Internees from Brussels at the Buchenwald concentration camp interviewed in Germany.

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.)

Date: 1945, April 26
Duration: 1 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Men and women refugees prepare to leave bomb damaged city of Antwerp in Belgium during World War II.

Bomb damage in Antwerp, Belgium during World War II. Bomb damaged city of Antwerp. View of damaged buildings and debris strewn on the ground. A group of Belgian civilians among the debris. A few men cleaning the debris. Women refugees collecting their belongings. Men loading their belongings into a truck. Several damaged buildings and the view of the debris scattered on the ground.

Date: 1943
Duration: 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
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