United States military jeeps pass through road in rain. A MP directs traffic. United States infantry soldiers ride on military tanks passes by muddy road in rain.
Allied armies face rain and storm. General Eisenhower gets into army jeep with officers. Soldier salutes him and gives hand signals for vehicles to pass by. General Eisenhower reviews soldiers and inspects a unit of the 29th Infantry Division. Army vehicles drive past a flooded highway affecting the 3rd and 7th army routes on their drives to Metz and Strasbourg. The flooded Moselle River (or Mosel) expanded from 50 to 1500 yards. Soldiers drag a plane to shore that brings medical supplies. The 90th Infantry Division troops cross Moselle River in assault boats. Soldiers construct a raft. Tank moves in heavy waters. Wrecker of a tank battalion overturned in an irrigation ditch along with a 2.5 ton truck. Truck towed from ditch. Damaged buildings and broken bridge. French division gunners stand guard at emplacements amidst an early winter snow. Machine gun position. Infantry men line up for a chow meal. Vehicles covered with snow. Army trucks plow slippery roads. Telephone wires strung pole to pole.
Animated map showing American 3rd Army advance toward St. Mihiel, France, during World War 2. Advance elements of General Patton's U.S. 3rd Army cross Meuse River in a French civilian's barge and proceed through town of St. Mihiel. A U.S. Army combat photographer is seen taking pictures at bank of river. U.S. Infantrymen make their way through virtually deserted town of St Mihiel. U.S. field artillery fire on German positions along the Meuse. U.S. infantrymen lying prone beside a large barn.US soldier photographing others as they rest on a sidewalk.Two U.S. soldiers running up and over a wooden bridge.American forces driven back by heavy German resistance and then resume advance after U.S. artillery fire neutralizes defending German forces. However, still under heavy fire, American infantrymen carry small boats to cross the Moselle River. U.S. troops paddle across the river in a boat at Dornot, France, September 1944. Railroad pedestrian crossover bridge visible. (Note: Unit making the river crossing was 5th Division, 11th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, E and F company.Lieutenant Colonel Kelly B, Lemmon Jr. was battalion commander.)
American soldiers of the U.S. 90th Infantry Division, walking atop captured Fort Obergentringen, Near Thionville, on the west side of the Moselle River, in World War 2. Next, the Fort's German Krupp 105mm guns are seen firing numerous shells at German positions in Thionville, east of the river. American soldiers with binoculars observe the shell strikes from the fort. Smoke rising from the shelling. [Note: A September 17, 1944 wireless report about the fort's capture , to the New York Times, by Frederick Grahamby, stated that "The fort's name is Gingringen and from 1870 to 1919 it belonged to Germany." However, it is actually Fort Obergentringen (Fort Guentrange) on the hills of Guentrange, overlooking Thionville, and built in 1899.]
Allies move on towards Germany during World War II. Animated map shows American 3rd Army entering into Metz and Dijon in France. The 3rd Army generate smoke from mechanical smoke generator. The 3rd Army crosses the Moselle River under a smoke screen. The 3rd Army meets the American 7th Army in Dijon, France.
Twenty one former Nazi SS men go on trial before military tribunal for the massacre of 1944, of 642 men, women and children at a village in Oradour-sur-Glane. While in the village, seven survivors survey the charred buildings of the hamlet which was put to torch. Abandoned bicycle with flowers. Mourners at graves.