Blizzard conditions on the Western Front during World War II. United States M4 Sherman tanks tanks plow through snow in the Low Countries. Tanks, trucks and infantry struggle along a road. The tanks are camouflaged in white. Snow plows followed by jeep and infantry clear the road. Military police direct traffic. U.S. troops shovel snow. The engineers search for mines along roads and roadside ditches. A signal man talks at a field. Snow covered Piper Grasshopper airplane. telephone. A camouflaged field gun. U.S. troops sled and toboggan with children on snow covered ground.
The 8th Fighter Command Operations, European Theater. 05-July-1944; Lieutenant Pierce of 62nd squadron 56th fighter group flies the aircraft. High altitude view of the target area. FW-190 which is flying close to tree tops trailed. Aircraft hit. Aircraft flies very low over the village.
Invasion of Belgium and the Netherlands by Germany on 10th May, 1940. Belgium: Nazi troops enter Belgian border crossing with armor and infantry, and invade Belgium. Netherlands: German Ju 52 trimotor transport aircraft carry paratroopers who jump over Rotterdam, Netherlands. They land and move against defenders on the ground. Defenders surrendering under white flags. German aircraft bomb parts of Rotterdam and cause a large conflagration at Rotterdam Port. Fires burning in Rotterdam. civilians leaving areas of fire carrying belongings.
The German invasion of France and the Low Countries during World War II. German troops march past a gate. A sign on the wall reads 'Jeanne D'Arc'. The soldiers walk past a statue. Soldiers with war equipment in horse carriages. German officers on horses. Soldiers on motorbikes and on foot. French civilians cheer and salute the Gersmans. Cologne: French POWs (prisoners of war) marched by the Germans. The prisoners at a camp. French African prisoners play cards, smoke, rest. They receive food from their German captors. The soldiers smile and perform a native dance. German troops and horse carts advance through ruins in a town. German engineers supervise the repair of railway tracks in Amsterdam and other parts of the Low Countries. The soldiers build bridges, railroads, tracks and tunnels. A train with a Nazi flag on the engine crosses over a rebuilt railway bridge.
The 8th Fighter Command Operations, European Theater. 19-July-1944; Captain A F Eaton of 84th squadron 78th fighter group flies the aircraft. Strafing of fighter aircraft in flight very low to the ground. Aircraft passes nearby a Junkers 188. Smoke arises.
The Operations of the 8th Fighter Command in the European Theater. 30-May-1944; 1st Lieutenant L K Carson of 362nd squadron 357th fighter group flying the aircraft. Attacking an ME-410. High altitude view of the area. Junkers 188 in flight. Aircraft flies low over the ground and the forest area. It crashes at the edge of the forest area and explodes.