A U.S. Army Signal Corps training film on Rules for controlling German prisoners of war. International conference 1929 in Geneva, Switzerland. Various officers and dignitaries in the conference. Image of Field Manual 27-10 states the Rules of Land Warfare based on the Geneva Conventions and describes standard procedures for handling Prisoners of War. Scene of 20,000 Prisoners of War who surrender under Nazi Major General Eric Elster at Loire, France September 16, 1944 to the United States 3rd Army, 83rd Division, under General Macon. General Elster salutes General Macon, then approaches the microphones in the middle of a roadway and delivers a surrender speech. General Macon then replies accepting the surrender on behalf of General Simpson. General Macon states that the men will be treated according to the rules made during the conference in Geneva.
Ferry boats in Loire River, France. French civilians operate small ferry boat between Orleans and St. Marcean. Passengers include a German prisoner, wounded Frenchmen, a U.S. soldier and French civilians. A man paddles the boat. Civilians wait on the river bank. Men holding a stretcher and a cycle. The boat arrives, passengers get off. The civilians watch as the soldiers come onto the bank. French policemen accompany a prisoner. Civilians take the stretcher aboard the ferry to help a wounded soldier. A man paddles the ferry.
Ferry boats in Loire River, France. French civilians operate small ferry boat between Orleans and St. Marcean. Civilians wait on either banks. A ferry arrives with passengers. Allied soldiers, French civilians with cycles, and a medic get off the ferry. Men help the women up the step bank. Civilians with cycles board the waiting ferry.
U.S. Army 'Red Ball Convoy' moves through village of Courville-sur-Eure (Chartres, Eure-et-Loir) France, in World War 2. A sign reads " Red Ball Convoys only-All others keep out." A soldier wearing an arm band, holds a clip board and accounts for the trucks as they pass. A military policeman stands at a traffic control point. He signals the convoy of supply trucks to turn in the village. The convoy of trucks pass along the road. The trucks carry gasoline, ammunition and rations. They are also seen traveling along route nationale 23 (N23) on outskirts of the town. Spires of a church can be seen in the distance.
20000 Germans surrender in France. German General Erich Elster surrenders himself and 20,000 troops to Major General Robert C Macon of the U.S. Ninth Army and to Major General OP Weyland, Commanding General of the XIX Tactical Air Command, on September 16. The formal surrender took place at the Beaugency Bridge on the Loire River. Long columns of Germans file into the city and lay down their arms. Numbers of items like trucks, civilian carts, horses, weapons and bicycle surrendered. View of surrendered rifles, pistols, machine guns, tucks and bicycles. 19360 Prisoners of War come down. View of Prisoners of War Camp and surrendered equipment.
Horses return from front for rest in Sonzay, Indre-et-Loire, France during World War I. Horses return from the front for a rest. A grass land in the foreground.