A wedding ceremony in Le Meuse, France. Exteriors of a church. Aerial view of people gathered outside the church. A newly married couple comes out of the church. The bride meets a woman holding a boy. The boy cries. Couples dance. The couple kisses. A photographer in the background.
Animated map depicts German Westward military thrusts into Holland and Belgium and toward France in World War 2. German armor units passing dragons teeth defenses, from behind. German troops riding atop tanks and trucks towing artillery.German Stuka dive bombers. Map showing Albert Canal, Meuse River, and details of Fort Eben Emae. Paratroops dropping from Ju-52 aircraft. Closeup of Ju-87 Stuka dive bomber. German troops using flame thrower. German armed engineer troops cross a road near a bridge and cross Meuse River in inflated boats, as Stukas drop bombs. German troops advance behind battery of flame throwers. German soldier places demolition charge. Huge explosion as it destroys the Fort blockhouse. Allied troops cross French-Belgian border to confront German forces. French Lorraine 37L armored vehicles. Roads filled by Belgian refugees with their belongings. Animated cartoon of German planes bombing Belgian villages, strafing refugees, so they would clog roads and block Allied advance. Views of clogged roads and German bombings. He-111 dropping bombs. Me-109s strafing refugees who take cover in ditches. views from inside German bombers. Montage of destruction by German planes. Wounded child cries out, traumatized, in a hospital bed. Another wounded and bandaged child is seen in a hospital bed. A nun nurse sits by the bed of a wounded child. Montage of refugee children leaving war zones atop piles of belongings in trucks, and children in prams and carts, and in strollers and horsecarts evacuating battle areas. Map shows German plan to attack through Ardennes Forest. German engineers sliding down steep hills, fording rivers, and laying wire for demolitions. German troops setting up machine gun and artillery placements and firing at opposing troops. German tanks and troops going through the Ardennes to the Meuse River, where Stukas dive bomb French positions. German artillery barrage across the Meuse. German troops cross the river with inflated boats. German engineers building pontoon bridges. Shelling by Allies causing explosions beside German troops building bridges. German Armor crossing the bridges and entering France.
American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) fire machine guns at the First Division Training Camp, Gondrecourt-le-Chateau, Department Meuse,France, during World War 1. A French instructor coaches each American soldier as they fire French Chauchat C.S.R.G. Model 1915 light machine guns.Bullets pass through the targets and strike the embankment behind at the firing range.
Architecture of Verdun in Verdun-sur-Meuse, France during World War I. View of Verdun: the ramparts, walls (eighty feet thick), and the river bridge on the banks of Meuse. French civilians at the Meuse on a Monday: people beside a pond. Shell holes and people in the holes.
The conditions after the Battle of Verdun, France, during World War I. Wrecked buildings near the river Meuse . A wrecked bridge over the river Meuse. French soldiers walk on the street. Buildings along the sides of the street. Military vehicle passes on the street. French soldiers stand outside a building. Ruins of buildings and rubble near the river Meuse. Trees in the area. Interior of the wrecked cathedral of Verdun.
U.S. troops battle enemy in France during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive towards the end of World War 1. A map depicts Allied advance during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. U.S. soldiers advance along a rough terrain. Shell explosions on a field in Argonne, France.