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U.S. soldiers with civilians and surrendering German troops in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, at end of World War II

American GI, with the U.S. 16th Armored Division, sits in the cab of a 2.5 ton 6X6 U.S. Army cargo truck (CCKW) and talks with a girl, in Pilsen Czechoslovakia, during World War 2. A Technical Sergeant and another soldier sit on the truck hood.A U.S. soldiers standing on the hood and another in the rear of a Willys MB U.S. Army Jeep, lead a column of surrendering German officers and soldiers, as they march through crowds on a Pilsen street. Several scenes of the marching German troops. They are halted at a town square. Sign on fence in center of area contains U.S. Army logo and words:"Ivanhoe PWE." An American soldier speaks briefly to lieutenant General Georg von Majewski, Commander of the surrendering German forces. View from above of U.S. Army trucks and jeeps gathered near the square. Next, civilians are seen gathered around American soldiers in parked jeeps and seated on an M24 Chafee light tank. The soldiers sign autographs for the Czech civilians.

Date: 1945, May 6
Duration: 1 min 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Czech civilians rail at German prisoners; then cheer U.S. Army forces passing through Pilsen as World War II finishes.

Welcome of Americans by Czech civilians in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, in final days of World War 2, in Europe. Czech civilians welcome and wave to the U.S. Army forces as they pass through the city streets. Buildings seen in the background. Two Czech policemen standing side by side smilng. German prisoners are marched through Pilsen. A horse cart moves along with the prisoners. Crowd boos them and shakes fists at German POWs. U.S. Army GI kisses a blonde Czech girl. Crowd cheers Americans. Tanks rolls through city. Crowd cheers happily.

Date: 1945, May 6
Duration: 2 min 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Soldiers and officials gather for the celebration of V-J day in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia.

Celebration of V-J day in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia during World War II. Czech girls in native dresses dance in front of a reviewing stand. American, Russian and Czech troops parade through the streets. A Liaison plane drops pamphlets. U.S. Army Major General Ernest Nason Harmon speaks from the reviewing stand. American Ambassador to Czechoslovakia Laurence A. Steinhardt, Russian Colonel General Zhadou and other dignitaries in the background.

Date: 1945, August 18
Duration: 3 min 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
German civilians move out with their baggage and American armor passes through the streets of Pilsen in World War II

German civilians move out with baggage in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia near end of World War 2, in Europe. Long line of German prisoners march through country side. Grasslands seen on either side of roads. American soldiers with guns and rifles stands near the tanks. German civilians moves out of Czechoslovakia with their baggage. Army vehicles moves ahead through the Czech town. Buildings on either side of the streets. Czech civilians watch as the vehicles pass through the streets. Armored vehicles and tanks pass the truck of German prisoners. Czech civilians and police wave. Happy Czech crowd of men, women, children, and Czech policemen cheers for the Allies. Sign on rural road indicating Praha (Prague) ahead. German prisoner soldiers on vehicles, horse carts, and on foot move on road, and include some Russian Liberation Army (ROA or Vlasov Army) and Czech soldiers riding on captured German tracked vehicles. Some soldiers walk at side of road. (Note: Film is silent, but sound track carries continuous "motorboating" noise.)

Date: 1945, April 8
Duration: 2 min 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. 16th Armored Dividion in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, at end of World War II. Firing at snipers

Czech civilians pose with some U.S. soldiers of the 16th Armored Division, in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, at end of World War 2, in Europe. They are standing on top and in front of an abandoned German tank. They completely cover the tank, and wave enthusiastically for the camera. Scene shifts to the rear of an M24 Chaffee light tank, with some civilians gathered around it, as it prepares to move out, behind an M3A1 halftrack pulling an M10 ammunition trailer. Views of other halftracks loaded with U.S. troops and equipment. Several American infantrymen gathered at a fence, one pointing out sniper location, while another takes aim with his rifle. American soldier in a 105 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M7 (aka, 105 mm Self Propelled Gun, Priest, by the British Army). He is firing its M2 .50 caliber air-cooled machine gun in its raised cupola. Brief glimpse of a Czech soldier aiming his rifle behind a tracked vehicle.

Date: 1945, May 6
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
German prisoners are marched through streets under the guard of U.S. soldiers in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, at end of World War II.

Led by U.S. soldiers in a jeep, a group of Czech civilians with hands on their heads, march under guard by Czech partisans,along a wide cobblestone street in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia. View from above in building across the street, as American soldiers escort high-ranking German officers from their headquarters, into a waiting halftrack. Several Czech civilians taken prisoner by a Czech woman carrying a pistol. view from a building on Klatovska street, of American flag flying next door, and American troops in a line of halftracks on the street below. view up the street towards Masaryk square, shows Czech flag flying above the American flag on next-door building. Twin Spires of the neo-romanesque church of St.John Nepomuk on Chodske square in distance.

Date: 1945, May 6
Duration: 2 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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