An Anglo-American Nazi internment camp in Vittel, France. The Grand Hotel in Vittel which was an internment camp. The hotel building with a lawn in front. A barbed wire fencing around the hotel. Allied flags on a small bridge in the camp. Internees walking on the bridge. Women looking through the fence in the camp. Men and women seated and standing behind the wire fence. Two American soldiers outside the fence. Men and women smiling. Children among the group. A woman with Punch and Judy dolls in her hands. Other women behind her. A few men and women with children near the bridge.
An Anglo-American Nazi internment camp in Vittel, France. A family of a man, a woman and a small boy in the Anglo-American Nazi internment camp at the Grand Hotel in Vittel. Other internees behind them. The small boy in the woman's arms. Men and women behind them smile. Liberated internees in a group on a pathway. A person in the front waves the U.S. flag. The group moves along the pathway waving the U.S. flag. A garden beside the pathway. A group of the Little Sisters of the Poor move in a group from a building. Men and women stand on either side of the path. The group of nuns in black habit.
Report on Negro troops of 923d Aviation engineers in France during World War 2. It is the 1st tactical Air Force serving in France. A negro contingent of the Army Chorus performs, singing the spiritual "Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho." Soldiers and hospital patients watch and listen, from what appears to be an area on or near the grounds of the Hotel Continental in Vittel, France, where the 23rd General Hospital had established as of October 1944. Hospital patient soldiers seen among the crowd, and a sign that says "23rd General Hospital Special Service." Other soldiers and civilians also watch, including some from the balconies and windows of the adjacent buildings near the Continental Hotel.
The Swedish American ship Gripsholm arrives at New York harbor carrying American soldiers and others exchanged for German prisoners. 160 were internees at Vittel. Others included American diplomats from Vichy who were being held at Baden-Baden. Soldiers stand on deck and wave as ship is docked at Pier F in Jersey City. The soldiers disembark the ship. The Wounded soldiers. Diplomats and war correspondents talk about the conditions of Germany as it is losing the war. Douglas MacArthur (nephew of General Douglas MacArthur) is seen with a dog as he arrives. Ralph E. Heinzen of the United Press describes conditions in Germany and stresses that Germany is losing the war.
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.
U.S. Army soldier reads newspaper while listening to radio. Soldiers doing their respective chores, listen to AFN (American Forces Network) Radio. General Marshall and General Eisenhower announce the creation of AFN, in 1942. July 4, 1943, the first broadcast of AFN. General Eisenhower mingling with paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division, on the eve of D-day. U.S. B-26 aircraft in flight. United States soldiers aboard landing craft and wading ashore at Normandy, France, on D-day, June 6, 1944. Soldiers tuning radios in the field. United States Sherman tanks and infantry move along country road in France. Audio includes portions from AFN broadcasts, including an announcer saying "You are listening to AFN Paris. This is the American Forces Network, on the road to Berlin." Road sign points to St. Lo. Group of U.S. soldiers gathered around a jeep with a radio, listening to AFN, in Germany.