Men of the 7th Army fight German troops near Strasbourg in France. Diagrammatic presentation of the areas of conflict. Soldiers talk to civilians. Tanks on the field. Soldiers fire. Buildings and houses. Soldiers walk. Other soldiers on tanks and military vehicles. Wreckage in the area due to the firing and bombarding. Soldiers help the civilians and take them to safe places. Medical troops carry the wounded on stretcher.
French and 3rd Army troops enter Strasbourg. They advance in the Metz area. The 9th army advances through German villages. Soldiers walk on the battlefield. Dead body of a soldier lay on the ground. Prisoners walk along with the soldiers. Civilians return to their homes after the battle. Men gather outside buildings discussing amongst themselves. Soldiers at a rail road station. Soldiers and civilians stand outside buildings. Soldiers fire. Medical aid stations at various places on the battlefield. Soldiers enter the aid station. A soldier dies due to the firing. Soldiers on tank. They march forward on the battlefield. Soldiers on jeep.
U.S. 7th Army and French troops recapture French cities during World War 2. French troops parade in Metz. The troops march in formation through the city streets. U.S. Army Major General Walton H. Walker, who led the U.S. Army and the FFI (French Forces of the Interior) in the capture of the city from the Germans. General Walker with other officers walks out of a building. French soldiers stand in a formation during a ceremony in which the city is to be returned to the French. In the official ceremony, General Walker returns the city to French Lieutenant-General Andre-Marie-François Dody, acting for his country.The crowd cheers. The Generals walk away. Scene shifts to Strasbourg, where Provost Marshal McIntyre, of the U.S. 7th Army, accepts the surrender of Two German Battalions (5 thousand troops) from their commanding General. The surrendered German soldiers are lined up in the street. German officers waiting to get into trucks. In another sequence, a sign on a street in Belfort reads 'N.463 Montbeliard'. French 1st Army troops on tanks advance through the streets in Belfort. A sign showing the direction to Belfort Castle. French troops fire at the castle in Belfort. Soldiers behind a wall and an M-3 Stuart tank and an anti-tank gun fire from behind the Theatre Granit building at the Belfort Castle. Explosions occur at places in the castle. An underground tunnel of the Belfort Castle is inspected by a French General. Several officers walking with the General. The French flag hoisted on the castle. U.S.Major General Walker proceeding with officers over a bridge. The officers on a path on a hill. Aerial view of buildings.
German prisoners of war in Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine, France after World War II. A vehicle outside a building on a street in Strasbourg. American and German officers coming out of the building and boarding the vehicle. The officers holding baggages in their hands. The officers getting down from the vehicle. German Commander of Strasbourg Major General Vatterrodt talking to Major McIntire and Captain R. H. Huret. A building in the background. Several German prisoners of war along the side of the road in front of a building. German officers beside a U.S. Army truck. The German prisoners of war getting into the U.S. Army truck. More German prisoners of war lined up to get into trucks to be taken to prisoner of war camps.
United States soldiers advance in France. Map points target areas. Soldiers move forward on the battlefield. A sign board. Soldiers fire from tanks. A sign board reads: 'Strasbourg'. Wrecked vehicles. Soldiers carry the dead on stretchers. They fire guns. Soldiers gather outside buildings.
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.