U.S. Third Army soldiers advance in France nearing border with Germany during World War II. A map locates positions of Allied troops advancing towards Metz and toward Strasburg Germany. World War 2 United States Army soldiers of the 5th Infantry surround and bombard the French city of Metz. American soldiers surround Metz. They fire artillery on the battlefield. Smoke rises from the firing and bombardment and Metz cathedral is seen in the background. Camouflaged artillery fire against German positions. The American soldiers of the 5th Infantry advancing through sniper fire and engaged in building clearing operations in Metz. Bomb damaged buildings of Metz along the sides of a street. The soldiers searching houses. A street sign for Hermann Goering Strasse in Metz. Captured and surrendering German prisoners marching towards a stockade or prison under U.S. Army guard. A rubbled area. Bomb damaged buildings and destruction in Metz after Allied forces take control of the city.
The German invasion of France during World War II. The ancient German city of Strasbourg is in German hands. The Reich War Flag raised in the town. Views of the Strasbourg Cathedral. Civilians watch as German tanks advance on the city streets. The German invasion of Metz. Soldiers march through the city streets and past a bridge. German armored vehicles on streets beside Metz Cathedral, also called St. Stephen's Cathedral in Metz (Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Metz). Civilians watch as Germans take over. German soldiers on horses and on foot. German soldiers holding several young French children and talking to them.
A boxing match at U.S. Army Camp Cleveland, Metz, France, right after end of World War Two. Two Army men box under watchful eye of a referee in the ring. Large crowd of American soldiers watch the boxing match. Boxers being attended in their respective corners. The winner raises his hands.
P-47 Thunderbolt fighter planes (with bubble canopies) of U.S. Army Air Corps 365th Fighter Group, on parking ramp at airfield (Y-34) in Metz, France. Extensive damage seen to hangars and structures around the parking area. Pilot climbs out of P-47 cockpit, smokes cigarette and talks.
U.S. 3rd Army under Lieutenant General Patton in World War 2. Tanks roll down. Soldiers and tankers of the 3rd Army move forward. Patton looks through binoculars. Patton with other officers. Soldiers fire artillery. A soldier talks into a radio. Patton's troops move forward. Enemy soldiers surrender. Tanks and troops move forward. Soldiers aim and fire. Soldiers in the streets of Saint Malo. German soldiers taken as prisoners of war. Civilians cheer and welcome the American troops. Soldier drinks from cups. A sign reads 'Mayenne'. Troops move towards Germany fighting on their way. Soldiers move through the jungle terrain. Patton with his officers. The 3rd Army crosses river Siene. Patton in an aircraft. The planes of the 8th Army Air Force drop bombs on the enemy positions. Tanks fire artillery. Patton with soldiers. Trucks move forward. Headlights of trucks moving forward at the night. Patton comes out of a building and sits in a jeep. Army officers including General Eisenhower and Patton have dinner. Patton with soldiers. Soldiers of the 3rd Army load and fire artillery and capture Metz. Fight in the streets of Metz. Dead soldiers lay on the ground. German soldiers taken as prisoners. American flag is raised. The battle of Bulge- Soldiers on the snow covered terrain of Ardennes. Patton's 3rd Army moves toward Bastogne. Soldiers remove snow from ground in the icy winds. A soldier looks up into the sky. Planes drop bombs and tanks fire artillery. The soldiers aim and fire. Patton decorates soldiers. (Narrator in clip is Ronald Reagan).
U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower visits U.S. General George S. Patton's American 3rd Army in Metz, France, during World War II. U.S. soldiers stand in formation. U.S. General Eisenhower reviews the soldiers. The soldiers on tanks advance. The troops fire mortars, bazookas, 155 mm artillery. Explosions in the city. A building burning. Smoke in the sky. A damaged building. A sign with Nazi insignia. A tank rolls down a street.