Allied Invasion of Montelimar, Southern France during Operation Dragoon of World War II. Map of Southern France shows Montelimar and pincer movement to trap German forces. American soldiers fire heavy artillery and German batteries respond in kind. Retreating German troops and tanks leave much war materiel behind. Seventh United States Army tanks and trucks advance through streets. Huge black smoke cloud rises from a fire. Several German soldiers are imprisoned. 191st tank destroyer battalion advances.
Allied Invasion of France during World War II. Animated map shows Nazi line of retreat and Allied line of advance. United States 7th Army tanks and soldiers advance in South France. Civilians greet and cheer as the soldiers arrive. Stack of damaged aircraft on field in Montelimar. Man inspects an aircraft. Jeeps move through forest. Explosions occur in the wooded area. Soldiers fire artillery on field.
Aftermath of Allied bombings in southern France, Rhone River Valley, Montelimar, during World War II. Wrecked vehicles along a road. Civilians on a bicycle ride past the wrecked vehicles. A partly wrecked bridge. Civilians on the bicycle cross the wrecked bridge. Damaged civilian and military vehicles in a village. A damaged building as a result of Allied bombings. A wrecked truck with its tires burnt off along the side of a road.
Allied soldiers in Southern France, rhone river Valley, Montelimar, during World War II. Wrecked vehicles along a road. American trucks drive past the wrecked vehicles. French people give wine to American soldiers. The soldiers drink from their glasses. A French woman and an American soldier kiss each other. French children wave goodbye. Soldiers leave a farmyard.
Allied Invasion of France during World War II. Tanks advance through city. Burning vehicles. Damaged aircraft and weapons. Damaged German railroad gun in Montelimar. Soldiers look at the German slogans written on walls. Bulldozer clears the debris. Aerial view of the city. Civilians greet as the soldiers arrive. German prisoners are marched through streets by the allied soldiers. Officers look at map. One officer looks through binoculars on the battlefield. Soldiers aboard tanks move through rugged terrain. Aerial view of the mountain ranges.
Thanksgiving 1944 in Northeastern France, with the U.S. 26th Infantry Division, during World War 2. Several U.S. Army women nurses walk through muddy snow covered field in Northeastern France, during World War II. One of them pulls a small sled. At the same time,US troops march along sides of a nearby road. A U.S. soldier is issued a winter coat by a quartermaster.Other soldiers putting on new overcoats. U.S. troops in overcoats march along a wet road. A soldier holds up a sign reading," 26 'Yankee' Infantry Division, HAPPY- THANKSGIVING !, Europe 1944." The troops huddle over field cook stoves in a field. They smoke cigarettes. Large group of U.S. soldiers in a chow line near a cemetery in a French town (probably Dieuze, which they captured on November 20th). They receive a Thanksgiving dinner. Soldiers playing football on a snow covered field.