Soviet Army M-4 tank (via Lend-Lease) pulls Soviet tank in Liezen, Austria. Soviet tank in mud hole. Soviet soldiers around the tank. M-4 tank pulls the tank from mud hole. Soldiers standing in the foreground.
United States Army 80th Infantry Division meets Russian troops in Liezen, Austria. Russian troops walk down the Enns River bridge. They cross the bridge. Troops march over bridge. Formal ceremony participated in by formations of Russian 9th Tank Brigade, Russian 21st Infantry Division and U.S. 80th Infantry Division soldiers. Major General Horace L. McBride, Lt General Walton H Walker, Russian Major General Wosnesenskij, and Russian Lt Colonel Tisachnee attend services . General McBride presents medals to Russian general.
United States Army 80th Infantry Division meets Russian troops in Liezen, Austria. Russian soldiers over bridge. Russian soldiers raise Russian flag next to the U.S. flag on bridge. Soldiers standing in attention. U.S. and Russian officers inspects formations of U.S. and Russian troops. Russian and U.S. Generals raise a toast to one another.
On the life of U.S. General George S Patton Junior (with narration by Ronald Reagan). Fight at the Siegfried Line during World War 2. U.S. 3rd Army cross the Siegfried Line. General Patton with his officers. Patton's troops cross the Rhine. American soldiers in the streets of Germany. Patton presents the Medal of Honor to a soldier. Patton sees dead people at a concentration camp in Germany. Patton's army moves towards Denube Valley. Civilians in the streets. Patton with officers. Written on a wall 'Hitler is kaput'. Trucks loaded with soldiers. A gun thrown on a pile of guns on the ground. Patton in a barge. A welcome ceremony for General Patton on his return to US: A parade along Broadway in Los Angeles on June 9, 1945, as over 1 million citizens welcome General Patton home and cheer. Shops and offices on Broadway in Los Angeles. Patton waves at the people from an open jeep. Patton and General Doolittle in Los Angeles. General Doolittle makes a speech at a ceremony and introduces General Patton. Patton addresses the gathering and talks about the war and the accomplishments of the Third Army. He notes that from aerial view, Germany and Austria "look like hell from the top." And "that's what any place that the 8th Air Force and the Third Army worked on looks like." Also Patton says, "You must remember this. That from Brest, to various towns in southern Germany and Austria whose names I can't pronounce, but whose places I have removed," (laughter in crowd), "the trail of the Third Army and the 19th Tactical Air Command and the 8th Air Force is marked by more than forty thousand white crosses; forty thousand dead Americans." View of a military cemetery graveyard. General Patton lays flowers at the grave of one of his soldiers. Patton watches a race at Soldiers Field Academy. He shakes hands with the winners. Soldiers carry Patton's coffin wrapped in American flag. Patton's grave with flowers on it. Two soldiers stand beside it. Patton's statue at the West Point Military Academy.
Opening scene shows local citizens as they stand in the main square (Hauptplatz) of Linz, Austria, watching surrendered German troops depart at the end of world War 2. The troops climb over barriers at the base of the Trinity Column (Dreifaltigkeitssäule) and march in loose formation out of the city. A group of American troops watch from atop an M10 tank destroyer. View through a building archway as the German soldiers march past. The long column continues along a road looking down on the Danube River. Another view shows two U.S. soldiers with slinged rifles strolling at the head of the column. The departing German soldiers are all disarmed and carry their personal kit and gear. A group of German officers pass the camera, and one takes particular notice of the filming. A Sherman tank passes going in the opposite direction. A civilian man, carrying a brief case walks past the departing troops. (Note: Today, the Trinity Column looks different than in this film. In 1943 all removable statues and parts were taken from the column and safely stored in central cellars on Kapuzinerstrasse. They were recovered in 1945 and restored to the column, along with other changes, that were completed in December, 1947.)
Audio only. Nazi war leaders on trial in Nuremberg Germany. Coverage on how the charges will be grouped. The speaker focuses on three major issues: international situations and aspirations for expansion of Germany between 1943-1945; conquering of Austria and Czechoslovakia, and improvement of military and political positions.