79th Infantry troops in La Haye Du Puits, France. View through a damaged wall of a ruined building with sign on a shop reading 'M. Gigory.' A World War I memorial and fountain topped by bust of a French soldier, is guarded by U.S. troops. A nearby sign points to it reading: 'water point.' American troops move on street and in a narrow alley. Troops arrive in a jeep. Two German prisoners sitting on the hood of the jeep with their hands raised are brought at gun point. The jeep moves on. More prisoners are driven away on jeeps. Heavy concentration of troops in the area.
An old couple walks down a road in La Haye Du Puits, France carrying their belongings in hands. Troops from the 79th American Infantry Division ride by in jeeps. The couple reaches the doorsteps of a house. They signal 'V' for Victory.
U.S. 79th Infantry troops occupying La Haye Du Puits, France, during World War 2. An old man and woman show the victory sign with their fingers. U.S. Soldiers on army jeep with machine gun in back and two German prisoners seated on hood of the jeep. At a square in the town, U.S. Army Engineer surveyor is seen with a transit on a tripod. The old man and woman seen earlier walk on road with baggage. Army vehicles drive past them.
The occupation and liberation of Paris during World War II. Germany occupies Paris in June 1940. A Nazi flag on the Eiffel Tower. Adolf Hitler with Nazi officers. Germans unfurl the Nazi flag on the Alsace-Lorraine Memorial. Hitler and his officers driven through the Place de la Concorde and past the Arc de Triomphe. Parisians close their shops. A man removes a Vichy poster and scribbles on a wall. Parisians listen to U.S. General Dwight Eisenhower's broadcast from London on June 6, 1944: The Allied task forces advance towards France on D-Day. Naval guns shell Normandy. Allied troops land on the beachhead and advance inland. Some fall to German gunfire. Headquarters of the Paris Underground. Members of the French Forces of the Interior (FFI) discuss, plan, document, prepare grenades, check guns, and wear badges of freedom with the FFI symbol. The French underground barricade streets. Men, women and children build barricades using various material. They inspect their guns and take their positions behind sand bag barricades on sidewalks. FFI soldiers honored. Burning vehicles on the roads. Street fighting between the FFI and the Germans. Corpses on the street. FFI men holding flags. Medics carry a wounded on stretcher. German tanks roam the streets. Wrecked vehicles and war equipment. FFI soldiers fire at German tanks. German snipers fire while French forces equipped by the U.S. are liberating the city. Explosions on the street. Civilians take cover. FFI fighters inspect a German soldier's corpse. They take German prisoners. French troops and military vehicles close in on Paris. Civilians watch and cheer as they enter the city. Barriers built by the FFI are pulled aside to let the troops pass. French forces in American tanks pass the Eiffel Tower. Explosions and machine gun fire during the street fighting. French soldiers fire at Germans hiding in buildings. Several German prisoners. German officers and soldiers surrender. Parisians watch as they are herded to prisons. Prisoners clean street.
German aircraft and locomotives attacked by U.S. aircraft on 8th March 1944 in the European Theater during World War II. Gun camera point of view footage of A U.S. aircraft of 8th Fighter Command piloted by Major T.L. Hayes, Jr. of 364th Squadron. The U.S. aircraft strafes a locomotive and trails German Messerschmitt Me 410 fighter aircraft. Shows a hit in the right engine. Shows strafing of the locomotive and a train depot.
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.