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.
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.]
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.
A review of significant events that occurred in the year 1945. Franklin D. Roosevelt sworn in as President of United States at the White House in January, 1945. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin pose at the Yalta Conference. Death of Roosevelt. Burial procession ceremony of Roosevelt. Men and women weeping. Wreath on his grave. Harry S. Truman swore in as U.S. President. Surrender of the Germans signed by General Jodl and General W.B. Smith in Reims, France. Representatives of Russia, Britain, France and United States at the surrender. General Dwight Eisenhower smiles.