View of U.S. Army members of 15th Engineer Regiment in a recon car. They look through binoculars to observe enemy territory.
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.
U.S. Army soldier reads newspaper while listening to radio. Soldiers doing their respective chores, listen to AFN (American Forces Network) Radio. General Marshall and General Eisenhower announce the creation of AFN, in 1942. July 4, 1943, the first broadcast of AFN. General Eisenhower mingling with paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division, on the eve of D-day. U.S. B-26 aircraft in flight. United States soldiers aboard landing craft and wading ashore at Normandy, France, on D-day, June 6, 1944. Soldiers tuning radios in the field. United States Sherman tanks and infantry move along country road in France. Audio includes portions from AFN broadcasts, including an announcer saying "You are listening to AFN Paris. This is the American Forces Network, on the road to Berlin." Road sign points to St. Lo. Group of U.S. soldiers gathered around a jeep with a radio, listening to AFN, in Germany.
British soldiers enter the town of Lisieux, France. Armed British soldiers patrol the streets. Soldiers walk past the destroyed buildings. Firing and bombardment. Soldiers and British tanks fire at Nazis hiding in the town. A French civilian woman brings a glass of water and a pitcher to a prone British soldier firing at German positions from a street corner. Soldier prone firing a machine gun. People in the town of Chartres, a center of resistance. A young woman resistance soldier talks to an Allied French soldier. French General Charles De Gaulle and other officers greeted by the town on August 23, 1944. De Gaulle addressed the town to commend their resistance. De Gaulle looks at the Chateau de Rambouillet in Rambouillet, France, from where he directed the French armored divisions in their push to Paris. Views of the palace, gardens, and a lake at the Chateau de Rambouillet with Charles De Gaulle standing beside the lake.
Allied Invasion of Southern France during Operation Dragoon of World War 2, in 1944. The U.S. Army 3rd division,takes some time out while en route to Brignoles, France. Troops seen eating from their mess kits and some resting, with their boots off. American infantry later enter the town of Brignoles, following its liberation by their 15th Regiment. A few local citizens watch. Wounded American soldiers are treated at an emergency aid station set up on a street in the town. The infantry pass through the town on their advance to the west. An M10 tank destroyer accompanies the infantry moving through the town.
American paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division, boarding hired British commercial buses that take them to a marshaling point, in preparation for the invasion of Normandy, France, in World War 2. Views from below of U.S. Army Air Forces C-47 transport aircraft in formation, carrying paratroopers toward Normandy, France, on June 5, 1944. Aerial view of British and American invasion ships en route to rendezvous off the Isle of Wight. U.S. Army Air Forces B-26 and B-17 bombers in flight. B-17 dropping bombs on lines of communications in Normandy, to hinder German movements of reinforcements. Allied warships and transports beginning their move toward the coast of Normandy. British landing craft underway under cover of barrage balloons.