Troops of U.S. 35th Infantry Division, 137th Infantry Regiment in Pont Bellenger, France during World War II. U.S. infantrymen on the road to Vire, France. A wrecked U.S. recon car. U.S. soldiers killed by a German land mine. German soldiers killed by the same mine. A dead driver and a passenger in a car.
Troops of U.S. 35th Infantry Division, 137th Infantry Regiment in Pont Bellenger, France during World War II. U.S. soldiers dig out a German Teller mine from a road. A soldiers takes away the mine.
Uniformed U.S. war correspondents and U.S. Army officers explore the house and grounds of the French Chateau de Pont-Rilly, in Négreville near Normandy France, soon after the Invasion of Europe. (The chateau was designed in 1765 by architect Pierre-Raphaël de Lozon for the Marquis d'Ourville). U.S. Army officers in the balcony of the mansion overlooking the entrance. Exteriors of the palatial chateau. A large bomb hole is visible in the roof, right of the main entrance. A French boy points out something distant on the grounds of the Chateau. A swan in a pond. Exteriors of the mansion. At the end of July 1944, near the time this footage was shot, the chateau became the headquarters of Advance Section of Com Z, also known as "ADSEC" (Advance Section, Communications Zone).
American troops welcomed in village, by Nuns and children, and in Paris, France, in August, 1944. December 16, 1944, German counterattack causes American casualties. Dead and wounded shown being picked up on stretchers. American troops advancing across fields.Tanks and burning buildings. Americans fight in streets of town and from trenches, with snow on ground. Chaplain prays over body of fallen American soldier. More views of U.S. wounded on stretchers. German officers led by General Manteuffel planning actions. German home front civilian guards (Volkssturm national militia) seen on parade. German Tiger II tanks of s.Pz.Abt.503 parade in a training area. German SS troops advance during the Battle of the Bulge. German "buzz bomb" shown in flight. Smoke rises from buzz bomb strike on town.
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. Coast guard supply operations near invasion beachead, France, during World War II. Various landing ships and patrol boats moving about. Army officers board a ship from a small craft. Large crane on supply ship transfers supplies to smaller boats. Landing craft with armored vehicle loaded on board. "US 59" painted on back of vehicle.