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.]
American soldiers of th 90th Infantry Divisionat, at the fortress of Guentrange (Fort Obergentringen) in Thionville, France, during World War 2. The town of Thionville. A cluster of buildings in the town. Smoke rising from certain areas in the town. High walls of the main barracks of the fortress south of the Maginot Line in Thionville, built by the Germans when they occupied Lorraine after 1871. An iron palisade in front of the main barracks of the fortress. Trees near the iron fence. People walk along a pathway beside the fence. American soldiers at the fortress. A couple of soldiers using a field telephone. The soldiers sit outside the entrance of the fortress and clean rifles. Krupp 105 mm guns at the fortress.
Activities of U.S. soldiers in Thionville, France during World War II. Buildings in the snow covered area. Men unload boxes from a truck and carry them to a building. They carry white snow capes from the building and load them into trucks.
Activities of Red Cross workers in Thionville, France during World War II. French Red Cross workers make a large Red Cross insignia for U.S. medics. They use a sewing machine for making the insignia. Women cut German flags.
U.S. officers at a Red Cross center in Thionville, France during World War II. Officers seated in a jeep outside a Red Cross building in a snow covered area. A French woman comes out of the building carrying vests in hands. She sits in the jeep and the jeep leaves the area. Men and women walking in the snow covered area.
Thanksgiving 1944 in Northeastern France, with the U.S. 26th Infantry Division, during World War 2. Several U.S. Army women nurses walk through muddy snow covered field in Northeastern France, during World War II. One of them pulls a small sled. At the same time,US troops march along sides of a nearby road. A U.S. soldier is issued a winter coat by a quartermaster.Other soldiers putting on new overcoats. U.S. troops in overcoats march along a wet road. A soldier holds up a sign reading," 26 'Yankee' Infantry Division, HAPPY- THANKSGIVING !, Europe 1944." The troops huddle over field cook stoves in a field. They smoke cigarettes. Large group of U.S. soldiers in a chow line near a cemetery in a French town (probably Dieuze, which they captured on November 20th). They receive a Thanksgiving dinner. Soldiers playing football on a snow covered field.