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Liberation ceremony by the Mayor of Rennes in France.

August 1944: Liberation ceremony by the Mayor of Rennes in France. The Mayor, Allied officers and other city officials on a balcony. The U.S. and French flag hung from the balcony. People of the city gathered below to celebrate the liberation. French patriots round up collaborationists. Collaborationist men and women with torn clothes and painted faces paraded through the streets. An elderly man and woman with the French flag. (World War II period).

Date: 1945
Duration: 21 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
An abandoned German Ordinance Depot outside Rennes in France.

A German Ordinance Depot outside of Rennes in France. Damaged and destroyed interior of the Depot. Abandoned equipment on racks. Damaged equipment in the depot rooms.

Date: 1945
Duration: 23 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A crowd cheers as U.S. troops advance on a road and women collaborators in Rennes, France.

U.S. Army Brigadier General Benjamin Davis and troops in Rennes, France during World War II. Brigadier General Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr speaks to correspondents. He smiles. Military trucks drive past civilians on the road to Rennes. A crowd cheers for the soldiers as they pass through Rennes. Two soldiers who had been captured by the Germans. The soldiers talk to the civilians gathered. A woman kisses a soldier. Women collaborators (with the Nazis), one with hair shaved off of her head, and the other smeared with iodine, are seen walking.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
French civilians welcome United States troops in Rennes, France.

United States troops enter Rennes in France. Sign board reads 'Rennes Centre Autres directions and Chateubriant Angers'. Soldiers enter town with tanks and artillery. French civilians welcome the United States soldiers. Prisoners move raising their hands. Women and children dance on street. (World War II period).

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 47 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Half-tracks loaded with United States soldiers in Saint Malo, France.

U.S. troops in Saint Malo, France. A sign reads 'Chateauneuf'. Wrecked buildings in view. Several half-tracks loaded with United States soldiers pass by. U.S. tanks loaded with troops. Pedestrians in the background. Civilians travel on horse driven carts. A sign on a building reads 'Rennes'. A sign reads 'Rennes, St Malo'. Trucks loaded with soldiers in the background. (World War II period).

Date: 1944
Duration: 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Allied bombers strike German military installations in Abbeville and Rennes, France, during World War II.

Opening scene shows view from a Martin B-26 Marauder aircraft looking down and back at others in a formation on a bombing mission in World War 2. Black flak bursts are seen all around them. Aerial closeup silhouette view of Douglas A-26 Havoc bomber crossing the English Channel en route to France. Others are seen flying far below. Next, a patchwork of farms is seen below from one of the bombers, followed by views of bombs striking a German airfield at Abbeville, France. Another view of Douglas A-26 bombers penetrating the coastline of France as they proceed on a mission to bomb the German supply depot at Rennes, France. View from cockpit of an airplane approaching the French coast at extremely low altitude and proceeding inland, skimming over buildings as it heads toward the target. Scene shifts to views from inside a British aircraft showing large holes from antiaircraft hits to its left wing, and then views of bombs bursting and dense white smoke rising from below as it passes over the German supply depot target.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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