Eastern Front battle of Soviet army as it repels the German Wehrmacht from a Soviet city, and captures German POW's. The German prisoners are marched into Soviet prison camps in winter snow covered landscape under guard of Russian Army soldiers. Aerial view of massive invasion force in English Channel on D-Day for the the Invasion of Normandy. View from landing craft of American infantry going ashore. Allied soldiers taking fire from German enemy during D-Day beach landings. Allied armies moving inland through France seen in combat with Germans in French villages and towns. Many German prisoners rounded-up and seen marching toward prison camps under British and U.S. Army guard.
Reminders of World War 2, in France, 1945. A high bridge of about eight masonry arches with two bombed out, in mountainous region of France. Camera pans right, showing a number of substantial homes scattered across the valley, with tall mountains behind. Scene shifts to a different, flatter landscape, where about a dozen U.S. Waco CG-4A gliders are seen abandoned in a field, in various states of disrepair. Writing in chalk on the side of one glider reads, "Whispering Yoddles, Fort Worth Texas, Little One Alice". There are no D-day stripes on these gliders, indicating they were probably used subsequent to the Normandy invasion, in other operations such as "Bluebird & Dove" in the South of France, in August, 1944.
A review of the events that occurred in the year 1945. The Battle of Bulge between Germans and Allied military. Allied military tanks and soldiers after victory in the battle. Soldiers smoke cigarettes. Destroyed and burnt U.S. Army tank and jeeps. British Army troops advance in trucks, towards Normandy. Infantrymen walk across farms towards the enemy. Fleet of bombers airplanes of the Allies fly on a mission. The tank units advance across farmlands. Soviet forces greet American officers.
Activities of Allied troops during the invasion of Normandy, France during World War II. A swastika sign on an animated map shows German occupied area in France and as a target for Allied troops to invade. American, Canadian and British troops prepare for the invasion. French soldiers of democracy board boats and leave the shore of England. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and South African Prime Minister Jan Christian Smuts wish luck to Allied troops boarding a landing craft. A map shows Allied landing on Normandy coast. Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers the news about the victory of Allies over Normandy which is broadcast to the French people. A radio operator and towers shown. French people listen to Eisenhower's speech. A man gives the news of Normandy invasion by Allied troops on a microphone. People applaud. Streets in London. People of London read newspapers stating 'Allied invaded in France'. Aircraft on the ground. Airborne paratroops board the aircraft. A general talks to the troops during the airborne operation. The aircraft in flight. Ships underway at sea. The navy and the air force blast Normandy shore positions.
General Eisenhower standing in front of a large wall map briefing officials in front of large wall map, view of newspaper headline of New York Post announcing D-Day Invasion of Europe. Allied soldiers storming the beach at Normandy. U.S. soldiers fall to the ground after being hit by enemy fire on a Normandy beach on D-Day. Aerial views of gathering around Arc de Triomphe in Paris as Allies enter Paris and French citizens cheer. German soldiers with their hands held high walk up a hill surrendering. Body of a dead German soldier seen on the roadside as soldiers march by. Adolf Hitler seated with other Nazi soldiers listening to an unseen speaker. Views of French citizens lining roads in Paris and cheering as Allied forces enter the city.
The anniversary of the D-Day at Utah Beach in Normandy, France during World War II. Monument to U.S. Army's 1st Brigade of Engineers. A soldier stands at attention at the side of the monument. The U.S. flag flutters in the background. A band plays musical instruments during a ceremony. The U.S. is represented by Brigadier General Egmont F. Koenig and France by General Paul Le Gentilhomme. The two Generals salute. The Generals and party review the troops. The French General awards the Croix de Guerre with palm to 1st, 5th and 6th U.S. Army Engineers.