Funeral of U.S. General George Patton in December 1945 in Hamm, Luxembourg after World War II. Exterior of military hospital at Heidelberg. Sign reads 'Villa Rehner'. U.S. soldiers carry Patton's casket out of villa and put it into an ambulance as soldiers stand at attention. Ambulance moves along a road followed by soldiers on foot. Exterior of Christ Church. Casket being carried into church. Civilian man and woman enter the church. Minister leading procession from church, followed by casket, casket being put into the ambulance again for transport to Luxembourg. Funeral procession moves along streets of Luxembourg. Parading tanks and half tracks in the funeral procession. Half truck bearing body of Patton passes. Crowd lined up on sidewalks. Body being borne into American military cemetery in Hamm Luxembourg (later established as Luxembourg American Cemetery). Body being carried through lines of soldiers at attention. Spectators at attention on sidelines. Soldiers fire volley over the grave. Soldier blow taps.
View of a U.S. Army Air Forces C-47 transport plane flying low over an airfield, a month before the end of world War 2. Next, Grand Duchess Charlotte, of Luxembourg, is seen stepping from the airplane, followed by British officers. she is greeted by Prime Minister Pierre Dupong, of Luxembourg. and receives bouquets of flowers from two young women. She is saluted by an American Brigadier General, who's back is to the camera. In ensuing scenes the Grand Duchess is surrounded by officials near down-town buildings, and then near some woods. A closeup of her stepping into a car, and then view of road sign for "Boulevard du President F.D. Roosevelt." Local residents wave Luxembourg tricolor flags from apartment windows to welcome Duchess Charlotte. Residents celebrating in a crowded city square.
Luxembourgers returns from Germany after forced labor at the end of World War II. A crowd greets the Luxembourgers returning from Germany. A mother greets a daughter amidst the crowd. A Luxembourg girl, a resistance fighter hugs people in the crowd.. The girl shakes hands with the members of the crowd. An elderly man looks for her daughter. Three Dutch boys on the way home after two and a half years of forced labor in Germany. The crowd waits for the people who returns from Germany.
The Battle of Ardennes (16 December 1944 - 25 January 1945) on the Western front. British tanks advance towards Western Front. Infantry row across a small stream in Holland. Machine guns are manned. Tanks and infantry cross railroad tracks and a bridge over the Maas River. Prisoners are marched to the rear. German citizens greet British troops. German prisoners push a wounded comrade in a cart. Animated map. Germans in Belgium and Luxemberg: Germans take out their belongings from truck. Sign board of 'Bastogne'. Civilians are evacuated from Bastogne and their credentials are checked by U.S. Troops. Military traffic moves forward. Allied Tactical Air Force planes firing rockets in flight overhead. Explosions over target. Captured German vehicles move over fields. Prisoners smoke cigars and cigarettes. Supplies are dropped. Allied Tactical Air Force planes are in action and explode targets. Smoke rises from target. German captured guns fired.
The United States Army on the Western Front during World War II. A map depicts Allied offensives at Malmedy, Houffalize and Bastogne. New reinforcements for the 134th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. 35th Infantry Division are briefed by an officer near Bastogne, Belgium, on January 10, 1945. Aerial view of tanks and infantry of the U.S. 6th Armored Division moving across a snow-covered barren landscape as they attack German troops in Belgium West of the Luxembourg border. Officers observe through binoculars. U.S. patrols of 1st and 3rd United States Armies meet on January 16 as they capture Houffalize. View of bombed out buildings in Houffalize on January 18.. U.S. troops occupy Houfflaize. A damaged German Pz.III tank on a street and an overturned Panther tank with a hole in its underside in a river. The troops walk along bombed out buildings in Houffalize.
Activities of civilians in Luxembourg, Germany during World War II. A statue. A large crowd of civilians gathered in a street square. They await the return of liberated prisoners. Buildings on either side of the streets in the background. The civilians hold flags.