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.
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.
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.
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.)
Welcome of American forces by Czech civilians of Pilsen, Czechoslovakia in final days of World War 2, in Europe. Crowds of Czech civilians welcome Americans. They cheer and wave to Americans. U.S. Army GMC CCKW 2 1⁄2 ton 6X6 U.S. Army cargo trucks move along street in background. Closeups of the enthusiastic local citizens waving to the camera. They line the sidewalks and cheer, as two American jeeps lead a column of M24 Chaffee Tanks along a main street of the city.
German prisoners march past in Pilsen,Czechoslovakia. Czech civilians cheers the Americans. Buildings seen in the background. German prisoners march past through town. Russian soldiers on horses. American GI's guards road. Trees seen on either side of road. Czech civilians watch the German prisoners march. Some of the German prisoners are boy soldiers.