Activities of United States troops in St Vith, Belgium, during World War 2. Destroyed road signs of St Vith and Malmedy. Smoke rises from knocked out German armor, burning.. View of burning 12SS Panther tanks and destroyed German equipment. Destroyed vehicles from a German convoy contain captured American supplies. A destroyed car in which narrator says a German spy attempted a getaway. U.S. soldiers of an Intelligence and Reconaissance platoon, from the 423rd Infantry Regiment, are seen after infiltrating 18 miles through enemy lines to reach American forces at St. Vith. They are being debriefed by another soldier. American anti-aircraft guns fire at attacking Luftwaffe aircraft all along the front. American soldiers watch the aerial activity. A U.S. soldier lying on the ground, after being struck by a 90mm unexploded anti-aircraft shell that fell badk to earth and killed him. (He was a member of Service Company, 83rd Infantry Division.) Sky literally filled with contrails from Allied and German aircraft engaged in dogfights overhead.
U.S. Army in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge in World War 2. The capture of Saint Vith. 76mm M4A3 and M4A1 Sherman tanks stream into the town. A 7AD M10 tank destroyer fires on targets in Saint Vith. Soldiers and tanks advance through snow. Abandoned German StuG III Assault Gun. Infantry fights in the snow covered town.
United States infantry advance in St Vith,Belgium during World War II. Soldiers of the United States 7th Armored Division, 48th Infantry Regiment,3rd Battalion,advance along snow covered road into the city. United States Army M4 Sherman tanks move across snow covered field. Deployed infantrymen advance into woods.
United States infantry advance in St Vith,Belgium during World War II. View of the damaged buildings in the town. Soldiers of the United States 7th Armored Division,48th Infantry Regiment,3rd Battalion,moves through the snow covered roads. Soldiers watch the damaged trucks and jeeps. View of the snow covered field. Mountains seen in the background. Infantrymen behind tank,move from squat to standing position as they advance into woods. Some of the soldiers fire their rifles.
United States infantry attack St Vith,Belgium during World War II. View of the damaged buildings in town. Soldiers of the United States 7th Armored Division ,48th Infantry Regiment,3rd Battalion,search for German prisoners. Prisoner wears U.S. soldier's clothing and shoes. Captured German officer under guard. Soldier in a prone position fires Browning M1919A4 30 caliber air cooled machine gun. Soldier advances with bayonet rifle. Tank destroyers fire in support of advancing infantrymen.
Sdkfz 138/1 “Grille” self-propelled guns (Panzerkampfwagen) of 1 SS Pz Div support, attack towards Poteau road junction near St Vith on December 16th 1944. Fall of shot is adjusted by artillery radio crew.
Cuts to road junction at Kaiserbaracke, Sdkfz 250 half tracks pass road sign, VW166 stops at sign before moving off. German PK photographer adjusts sign, removing 202 Ord Depot sign. Stoewer 1500a passes camera towing 12cm mortar, VW166 slows in front of camera.
Tiger 222, carrying Fallschirmjager of FJR9 passes camera, followed by motorcyclist. Two officers stop to talk on road as other Sdkfz 251 half track passes. Cuts to two officers walking right to left past camera in front of stationary Sdkfz 250. A crew member stands in rear looking on. Cut to close of of VW166 Schwimwagen, driver smoking cigar, officer looks at map.Cut to Tiger 222 stopped outside Ligneuville. Paratroopers on rear deck share cigarettes with motorcyclist. They are armed with K98, MP44, British Sten gun, MG42.
Cut to Gustav Knittel looking at map, they look around as U.S. aircraft fly overhead. Cut to Sdkfz 7 with 2cm gun on road, Kubelwagen passes destroyed U.S. 76mm AT gun. (WW 2. World War 2)