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Internees of the Anglo-American Nazi internment camp in the Grand Hotel behind a barbed wire fence in Vittel, France.

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.

Date: 1944, September
Duration: 2 min 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Liberated internees of an Anglo-American Nazi camp wave the U.S. flag and the Little Sisters of the Poor in Vittel, France.

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.

Date: 1944, September 9
Duration: 1 min 39 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Army Chorus performs in front of Army hospital patients, soldiers, and other people in France during World War II.

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.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 11 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The Gripsholm arrives in New York harbor with soldiers and others recently freed from German prisoner camps.

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.

Date: 1944, March 15
Duration: 1 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. 26th "Yankee" Infantry Division celebrates Thanksgiving, 1944, during World War II.

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.

Date: 1944, November 23
Duration: 1 min 34 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American troops welcomed in France, but suffer casualties when Germans counterattack in December 1944.

American troops welcomed in village, by Nuns and children, and in Paris, France, in August, 1944. December 16, 1944, German counterattack causes American casualties. Dead and wounded shown being picked up on stretchers. American troops advancing across fields.Tanks and burning buildings. Americans fight in streets of town and from trenches, with snow on ground. Chaplain prays over body of fallen American soldier. More views of U.S. wounded on stretchers. German officers led by General Manteuffel planning actions. German home front civilian guards (Volkssturm national militia) seen on parade. German Tiger II tanks of s.Pz.Abt.503 parade in a training area. German SS troops advance during the Battle of the Bulge. German "buzz bomb" shown in flight. Smoke rises from buzz bomb strike on town.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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