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.
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.
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.)
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.
Damage due to war in Antwerp, Belgium. Destroyed buildings and houses. Rubble on the street. Soldiers dig out the rubble. People watch. Belgian refugees flee. They load their luggage in the trucks. Interior of a destroyed church.