United States Congressional group at Camp Lucky Strike in St. Valery, France during World War II. Senator Alben W. Barkley signs autographs for soldiers at the camp. He talks to American soldiers released from captivity. A member of the Congressional group talks to American officers. Group members look at a soldier's hand. A soldier talks to a member of the group who smokes a cigarette. Senator Barkley shakes hands with soldiers outside a tent.
Germans advance through bomb damaged areas in France during World War II. German soldiers use binoculars to survey the area amidst the ruins of Fecamp commune. Soldiers fire machine guns. Explosions among the ruins below. Soldiers take cover and fight in the ruins. Burning and abandoned tanks. Soldiers fire at ships from a cliff. They fire antiaircraft guns. Boats in the Saint-Valery-sur-Somme port. Soldiers sit and wait. Parked military vehicles. A German officer talks to English and French Generals. They discuss documents. A large number of soldiers in line. They rest in a field. A German convoy advances. Soldiers on motorcycles cross a field. They dig on a town street. Tanks on the streets. A sign board for the distance to Paris and Grand Fitz James. Soldiers rest by the roadside. They man and fire artillery. Troops cross over pontoons.
American soldiers and officers at a military cemetery in Ste Mere Eglise, France. Flags on grave markers. Soldiers stand with flags in hand. Officers stand. They pay respect to the graves of the American soldiers killed in World War 2 in the invasion of France. They place wreath on a grave. Children watch the officers paying respect to the graves. Soldiers stand with flags. Soldiers band. They fire in the air. They march with the band.
Highlights the military career of U.S. General Dwight D Eisenhower from 1945 to 1952. Depicts notable scenes and events starting on D-Day as Allied Forces invade France. Allied planes drop bombs on the enemy positions. Allied troops land on the shores of France. U.S. tanks move forward. Allied soldiers advance towards Saint Lo. Battle in St Lo area. General Patton Forces move forward. French troops and the soldiers of the U.S. 5th Corps march through Paris. The civilians cheer. Allied soldiers move towards the German border fighting on their way. Battle of the Bulge - when the Germans turned counter offensive. The bridge at Remagen on the river Rhine. Allied troops cross the bridge. Allied troops on the offensive, west of the Rhine. The enemy surrenders. Rubble on the streets. General Eisenhower with the troops. Officials sign documents in a school to mark German surrender. Eisenhower makes a speech at the end of the war. Eisenhower, in Paris, waves at the people from an open carriage. People welcome him in his homeland with a ticker tape parade in New York City. Eisenhower waves at the people gathered at the side of the streets from an open car of a motorcade. Eisenhower swears in as the 1st post war Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army. He visited troops in various parts of the world. He salutes and moves towards a car with his wife as he leaves active military life. Pictures of Eisenhower as he becomes the president of the Columbia University. He reviews the troops as he becomes the Supreme Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Eisenhower on European soil. He enters a car. He assumes supreme command of the land, the sea and the air force. Against the threat from the USSR he prepares the European Armies. Soldiers enter into a train. He reviews troops. General Eisenhower and General Matthew Ridgway salute. He enters into a plane with his wife. Painting of Eisenhower being sworn in as President of the United States. Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Kansas, two boys leaving the Library.
A ceremony at a military cemetery near the site of the Allied invasion of Normandy, France(6th June 1944) to mark the 30th anniversary of the D-Day. British and French Army units parade. Gravestones and memorials in the foreground. Spectators stand holding flags. The troops salute. French President Valéry Marie René Georges Giscard d'Estaing lights a flame with others.
U.S. Fifth Armored Division in Dulmen, Germany after World War II. U.S. Fifth Armored Division vehicles and soldiers on the bank of a water body. A few soldiers sitting on the shore of the water body. A castle on the other side of the water body. Nordkirchen Castle in Dulmen. Troops on armored vehicles near the entrance of the castle. View of the castle with a courtyard and a statue near the entrance. GIs in the courtyard of the castle. A parachutist colonel holding a document talks to Prince Arenberg. Soldiers in the background. The parachutist colonel and the Prince walk down the steps of the castle. The Prince talking to British war correspondents. The correspondents taking down notes. The Duke of Croy flanked by the Prince and his wife Princess Valerie Marie Schleswig-holstein. The Duke of Croy and the Princess talking to the parachutist colonel. All of them talking near the entrance door of the castle.