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U.S. Army soldiers getting mails and an U.S. Army officer on an Observation Post relaying instructions.

Mail is loaded into cargo carrier which moves forward. Letters are distributed among U.S. Army soldiers. Few soldiers rest and read letters. U.S. Army officer looking through binoculars at forward Observation Post. Officer relays instructions to radio operator as a rifleman stands guard (World War II period).

Date: 1944, August 10
Duration: 2 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
American troops and war correspondents at Mont Saint Michel and Saint Malo in France during World War II

American troops and war correspondents in France, during World War 2. They visit Mont Saint Michel, a small rocky island at the mouth of Couesnon River in Normandy, separating Normandy and Brittany. View of the island with a monastery at the top. War correspondent Robert Capa (of Life and of Time Magazines) looks on and takes pictures. Military jeeps leave the island. Madam Poulard stands under a sign at her Hotel Poulard. Sign for the Hotel and its reputed omelette. Soldiers on the street. Shops and French flags. GIs at the Benedictine Abbey and steepled church. An old French man points. U.S. Soldiers take a tour of the monastery with a woman guide. Steeples, towers, arches and other architectural features of the abbey and monastery. War correspondents including Charles Collingwood, Chicago Daily News' Helen Kirkpatrick, New Yorker Magazine's Joe Liebling (Abbot Joseph Liebling) and Warden Becker. Helen and Charles pose for the camera. Ernest Hemingway, covering for Colliers Magazine, drinks and talks to Bill Walton. War correspondents including Bill Stringer seated and walking on the street. They visit the monastery and take pictures. Civilians on the streets. Tall sticks in sand placed by German forces around the island to prevent Allied planes from landing at low tide. Three war orphan brothers whose parents were killed at the battle of St Lo, play on the beach as their grandmother looks on. Views of the island and patterns on the sand around the island from the receding waters of low tide. St. Malo, Brittany: Field near Saint Malo. American soldiers bathe and swim in a lake. They fool around in the water, taking a break from battle.

Date: 1944
Duration: 6 min 11 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. war correspondents touring France in the months after the Allied invasion near end of World War 2

U.S. war correspondents in France during the first few months after the Allied invasion to liberate France. Views of French countryside. Views in a village. People milling about on a street. Three young French children ride on the back of a mule as a boy pulls the mule. U.S. war correspondents pose with a French family. A woman with a child. A sign on a building reads 'Hotel and Restaurant Moderne' and a French flag flies out front. Small boats at a harbor of a coastal French town. U.S. Army jeeps on a street. Two French civilians walking with a bicycle and two U.S. soldiers together cross the wreckage of a partially destroyed bridge. A bicyclist on the street of a heavily bombed town with rubble and wrecked homes. Close and distant views of Mont Saint Michel, the small rocky island at the mouth of Couesnon River in Normandy. U.S. sailors aboard a vessel at sea.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Scenes of Tours and Paris France, under German occupation of 1940 to 1944 during World War II.

The bombed out train station of St.Pierre des Corps, Tours, France. French citizens climb over the rubble. A train on the track behind the destroyed station. Views from a high window overlooking the Champs Elysees in Paris. Arch of Triumph in the distance. A mixture of civilian and German military Traffic and pedestrians along the Champs Elysees. People enter and leave a metro underground subway station. German troops move along the boulevard in trucks and half-tracks. Eiffel Tower. Armed German soldiers on bicycles. Point of view shot from moving bicycle of group of armed German soldiers on bicycle moving through the city. Red Cross Ambulances near the Arc de Triomphe.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 0 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
German occupation of Paris in June 1940 and the city's liberation by Allies in 1944. Also Includes some D-Day scenes.

The occupation and liberation of Paris during World War II. Germany occupies Paris in June 1940. A Nazi flag on the Eiffel Tower. Adolf Hitler with Nazi officers. Germans unfurl the Nazi flag on the Alsace-Lorraine Memorial. Hitler and his officers driven through the Place de la Concorde and past the Arc de Triomphe. Parisians close their shops. A man removes a Vichy poster and scribbles on a wall. Parisians listen to U.S. General Dwight Eisenhower's broadcast from London on June 6, 1944: The Allied task forces advance towards France on D-Day. Naval guns shell Normandy. Allied troops land on the beachhead and advance inland. Some fall to German gunfire. Headquarters of the Paris Underground. Members of the French Forces of the Interior (FFI) discuss, plan, document, prepare grenades, check guns, and wear badges of freedom with the FFI symbol. The French underground barricade streets. Men, women and children build barricades using various material. They inspect their guns and take their positions behind sand bag barricades on sidewalks. FFI soldiers honored. Burning vehicles on the roads. Street fighting between the FFI and the Germans. Corpses on the street. FFI men holding flags. Medics carry a wounded on stretcher. German tanks roam the streets. Wrecked vehicles and war equipment. FFI soldiers fire at German tanks. German snipers fire while French forces equipped by the U.S. are liberating the city. Explosions on the street. Civilians take cover. FFI fighters inspect a German soldier's corpse. They take German prisoners. French troops and military vehicles close in on Paris. Civilians watch and cheer as they enter the city. Barriers built by the FFI are pulled aside to let the troops pass. French forces in American tanks pass the Eiffel Tower. Explosions and machine gun fire during the street fighting. French soldiers fire at Germans hiding in buildings. Several German prisoners. German officers and soldiers surrender. Parisians watch as they are herded to prisons. Prisoners clean street.

Date: 1944
Duration: 6 min 24 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Saint Michel Bridge, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Place De La Concorde and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

A boat passes under a bridge over the Seine River. Sightseeing boats pass beneath the Saint Michel Bridge. Men with fishing nets on bank of the river. A woman on the river bank. The Notre-Dame Cathedral. Men look at pictures on display. The Obelisk and fountain at Place De La Concorde. Eiffel Tower in the background. The sun sets over the Arc de Triomphe. A bridge over the River Seine.

Date: 1933
Duration: 50 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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