Near end of World War 2, U.S. troops in Heidelberg to seize German scientific records as a part of Alsos mission. U.S. troops leave in jeeps from T Force headquarters in Mannheim and on the way to Heidelberg. Corporal Lusnia on night duty. Troops in yard of University of Heidelberg and inspect documents inside the University. Heidelberg town across the river as seen from the hill. Troops near vehicles. Houses across Neckar River. Troops prepare for the trip. The British Contingent. Men walk in streets.
A graduation ceremony at the Heidelberg American High School in Germany. Students wearing caps and gowns enter the garden of the school in columns of two for the graduation ceremony. The students seated for the ceremony. They applaud. Graduating student James Skelly holds a diploma as he enters and looks at the city of Heidelberg below. The Heidelberg city. A girl graduate rises and walks from her seat to receive her diploma. A student body rises to sing a class song. Miss Mildred A. Linck, the school principal, introduces Major Lloyd C. Hall, American School Officer, Heidelberg Military Post. A girl graduate rises from her seat to receive her diploma and congratulations from Mr. Hall. She returns to her seat. Mr. Hall calls out a graduate's name. He presents the last diploma and sits down. The class rises to sing. The last diploma is picked up from the table. A group of graduates and some civilians in the garden of the school. The graduates examine a book. One of them exits the group. Skelly stands at the point overlooking Heidelberg. He turns and motions to the classmates as he walks past. They follow him. Skelly's face. Inscribed case holding a diploma, "Heidelberg American High School.....". The diploma of James George Skelly. Students and some parents walk on the grounds after the graduation ceremony.
United States troops at Heidelberg field headquarters during operation Alsos in World War 2. Views of Heidelberg from elevated position, looking at homes and village setting. Views of vegetation and roads, and some patio and garden areas near headquarters area. Elevated view of bend in river below.
U.S. Army personnel in Heidelberg during operation Alsos near the end of World War 2. Men play baseball game and table tennis in Heidelberg, during some free time.
Soldiers of U.S. 71st Infantry Regiment in Heidelberg, Germany during World War II. The soldiers sit alongside tracks and relax in boxcars. Men read, talk and smoke. A group of soldiers smokes and plays cards. The soldiers listen to other soldiers playing musical instruments. The soldiers hold guns and carry bags out of a building. Some men stand on a railway platform and others in boxcars.
Activities of U.S. soldiers and police in Heidelberg, Germany after World War II. A United States captain inspects baggage of civilians at a railroad station. United States Military Police checks license of a civilian autoist on the streets. Trees in the background. U.S. soldiers frisk civilians on the streets. Women Army Corps (WAC) searches women.