Allied armies take over Rhineland, Germany during World War II. A map depicts Allied advance in Europe and in Germany across the river Rhine. American troops and British 53rd Infantry Division men in Rhineland. Soldiers enter a town and patrol the streets. Soldiers fight in the streets and take over the town. Injured being carried away on litters. Soldier advance further. Damaged bridges across the Rhine. German aircraft come in to damage a bridge but fail to do so. Soldiers at an anti aircraft guns. A sign reads ' Cross the Rhine dry courtesy of the 9th Division' Allied soldiers cross a bridge across the Rhine.
Allied soldiers in Rhineland, Germany during World War II. Allied soldiers advance across an area in Rhineland. A soldier looks through binoculars at the enemy position. An aircraft drops bomb on German position and explosions occur. Soldiers cross over a foot bridge. Smoke screen being laid down. Medical and food supply crates being carried to the other side of the river. Tanks and trucks cross over the bridge. Troops advance and tanks fire guns. A dead German soldier. Captured German soldiers. A map of the region. Trucks and ambulance advance. British General Bernard Montgomery with soldiers. Tanks advance and artillery being fired. Shells being loaded. Machine gun being fired. Tank rolls past a damage building. German civilians in a town.
Activities at American-occupied Ober-Olm airfield (Y-64), county of Mainz-Bingen, Rhineland-Palatine, Germany, immediately after the end of World War 2 in Europe. Men look over a damaged United States Army Air Forces P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft on the airfield. Mechanics disassemble parts of P-51D fighter aircraft. Wrecked United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) P-47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft of the 393rd Fighter Squadron (8L on fuselage), 367th FG and P-51 aircraft of the 356th Fighter Squadron (AJ on fuselage), 354th FG on the airfield. Damaged wing and tail assembly of P-51. Wreckage under props. Nose of P-51D aircraft reads 'Sweet Janie.'
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler reoccupies the Rhineland and denounces the Locarno Pact in 1936. The signing of the Locarno Treaties in London, England in 1925. Officials arrive at the building where the Locarno Treaties are to be signed. Chancellor Hans Luther of Germany affixes his signature to the Locarno Treaty assuring peace to all the principal countries of Europe. At the head of the table in the center are Stanley Baldwin and Sir Austin Chamberlain, leaders of the British Delegation. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles on 7th March 1936 by sending German military forces into the Rhineland, a demilitarized zone along the Rhine River in western Germany. German troops march over the Hohenzollern bridge in Cologne, Germany. The troops march along a road. Cologne Cathedral in the background. A German crowd cheers as the troops parade. Swastika banners hang from buildings. German troops parading in Dusseldorf. The troops on horseback and horse-carriages pass along narrow streets of Dusseldorf. Parading troops are cheered by a crowd in Frankfurt am Main. German troops parade in front of a building during a wreath laying ceremony followed by Chancellor Hitler and other Nazi officials. Newspaper headlines about Hitler denouncing the Locarno Pact. A government minister with press. French Prime Minister Albert Sarraut at a microphone reassures the security of France. Belgium soldiers march along a street.
During the trial of Nazi leaders for war crimes at Nuremberg, Germany Hans Gesevius, former official of Berlin Police department testifies regarding his investigation of Reichstag fire. Scenes immediately following burning of Reichstag building -- destroyed as a result of fire. Firemen direct water hoses on smoldering Reichstag ruins. 1933 meeting where German representatives leave the League of Nations and Germany thereafter begins remilitarization and war production of armaments contrary to Treaty of Versailles. General Werner Edward Fritz Von Blomberg announces universal military conscription. Drafted German men receive military training and goosestep on a training field with a Junkers 52 airplane in background. They goosestep while walking bicycles. German troops march to invade Rhineland. Nazi soldiers seen crossing Hohenzollern Bridge over the River Rhine, with Cologne Cathedral in the background. Nazi official announces March 7, 1936 invasion of Rhineland at a Nazi party gathering with Hitler present. Nazi German troops march at a parade in Nuremberg, Germany. Nazi military officers observe the parade and Adolf Hitler gives a Nazi salute to the German forces.
Germany's military resurgence from the end of World War I through its reoccupation of the Rhineland in 1936 and union with Austria in 1938. German war materiel piled up in scrap yards and aircraft engines being destroyed in accordance with the Treaty of Versailles after World War 1. Smoke stacks of war plants being toppled, aircraft hangars being destroyed, and warships being scuttled. German postwar armored cars for training. A soldier flexes the rubber gun barrel on one of them. French forces, including Colonials, occupying Coblenz (Koblenz) in accordance with the Treaty of Versailles, after World War I. French soldiers on guard at the railroad station as a train pulls in. French colonial troops tending to their horses. A British soldier standing guard in front of a building displaying a placard with the Union Jack and word:"General Headquarters, British Army of the Rhine, No.1 Building." French troops stationed in front of their headquarters and patrolling fences across railroad tracks at their occupational boundary. A large film slate announcing that the Rheinland is again free, followed by scenes of German troops re-occupying the Rhineland in 1936. Local citizens cheer the troops, who parade through a city and along the banks of the Rhein River. German sentries posted at The "Deutsche Eck" in Koblenz beside the monument of Kaiser Wilhelm I. Sign demarking boundary of Austria. Border guards opening the gates and German troops entering as crowds cheer. Adolf Hitler speaking before a huge crowd,immediately following the Anschluss (union of Germany with Austria) on 12 March 1938.