Fallen houses and wreckage at the site due to landslide in Lyons. Policemen and firemen involved in rescue operations. Men tie up a wounded person on a stretcher and pass him down. Men pulling down a broken roof.
Allied Invasion of Lyon,Southern France during Operation Dragoon of World War II on 3 September 1944. Liberated Lyons civilians cheer arrival of the American troops.US sherman tank drives into town. Damaged bridges,railroads and blocked highways. Sign points to a bypass due to bridge out. Major General John W O'Daniel, commander of 3rd Division, crosses river using bypass and directs pursuit of the German forces. French armored division enters Dijon on 11 September 1944. Civilians celebrate their arrival on street. French troops of the Seventh Army join with the French units of Third army. Map of France. American soldiers parade through streets after victory.
Allied troops set off for the final drive of the Liberation of France and Belgium. La Havre: Intensive bombing by Allied bombers at the 2nd port of France. Allied planes in flight, drop bombs. Smoke from the explosions. German positions are covered by Allied target indicators. Soldiers and tanks advance through fields. Smoke and fire from destroyed vehicles and bombardment. The first Allied platoon enters the town. Destroyed buildings and ruins. The dock area, reduced to a complete rubble. Surrendered German soldiers are marched in the streets. Antwerp: Liberation of Antwerp. A convoy of tanks. Allied troops cross a Bailey bridge over the Albert Canal. British Second Army enters the city. Tanks and soldiers. Machine gun fire. The dock side railway head is captured. Civilians welcome the troops. Belgian Forces of Interior and civilians celebrate. Planes drop arms and supplies for the Belgian Army. Soldiers collect the supplies and load it into a cart. Brussels: Members of the Belgian Government lay wreaths at the Brussels war Memorial in tribute to the capital's liberation. Soldiers march. Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery is given a grand reception. The Field Marshal in a convertible. He greets the people from a hotel balcony. Lyon: The U.S. Seventh Army liberates Lyon. German snipers fire into crowded streets from a hospital on the banks of Rhone. Soldiers fire back at them. Civilians crouch and take cover. Hospital patients removed to safety. Nurses help a wounded man. French and U.S. troops drive through the city. Civilians shake hands with the soldiers. Collaborationists are disgraces and paraded on the streets. People cheer and celebrate.
Newsreel 'France torn by strikes'. Army guards and Police keeps vigil on strikers in Lyon. Communists inspired strikers at the Great Rail Center of Lyon. A train has been seen leaving. Empty trucks seen standing. Snowfall in Paris.
Joseph Stalin, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party, being interviewed by Eugene Lyons (unseen). Lyons was United Press International (UPI) correspondent in Moscow, and the first Western correspondent to be granted an interview with Stalin.
French Red Cross workers dig out victims of German atrocities in Lyons, France during World War II. Red Cross workers excavate a mass grave and dig out dead remains of French people. Dead body of a woman being placed on a metal sheet. Workers carry away the body. Other dead bodies in the grave. A woman Red Cross worker arrives. Dead remains of another victim of German atrocities being recovered from the grave.