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Western Front European Theater 1943 stock footage and images

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Montage of World War II images,covering Eastern Front, Pacific, and European theaters of operation

German troops advance on the Eastern Front during World War 2. Russians employ scorched earth policy . Oil tanks ablaze and dams and structures blown up. Germans lay siege to Stalingrad. A Soviet troops in urban combat in Stalingrad. A German soldier is shot and falls. Views of awful destruction. Animated map showing Leningrad and the Gulf of Finland and Lake Ladoga on either side. Views of Leningrad in snow. Citizens bundled against the cold, walk near historic structures. Food being distributed. Soviet troops in defensive positions. Animated map shows outbreak of Soviet forces in pincer movement that surrounds the German 6th Army. Two Soviet armies meet as they close the pincer. German Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus surrendering to Soviet forces on 31 January 1943. Troops of the German 6th Army make their way through the snow as they surrender. Battlefield cemetery, with markers of German soldier's graves. Numerous Soviet citizens, victims of the fighting, seen lying in the snow, as relatives grieve. Scene shifts to the Pacific theater with view of Japanese bombers flying over an installation flying the Rising Sun flag. Scenes of the Pearl Harbor attack. American workers fill yard near a war plant during shift change. Defense industry workers in the plants. Liberty ships being launched. American forces in amphibious assaults. U.S. forces engaged in North Africa and on Pacific islands. American soldiers at battlefield gravesite. General Dwight D. Eisenhower with General Omar Bradley and Allied military leaders, look over a map of Europe, following the June 6th invasion in Normandy. Fields filled with Sherman tanks and other war materiel, in England. The wing of an American airplane in D-day stripes as it takes off. Views from cockpit of an American bomber striking targets on D-day. B-17 bombers in formation at high altitude, leaving condensation trails in the sky. Pilots in cockpit of an American bomber, as they drop bombs. Allied fighters in D-day stripes peeling off to attack. Gun camera views of fighters strafing German targets. Explosions and fires.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 41 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German troops advance and take prisoners in the European Theater during World War I.

German troops in the European Theater during World War I. German Kaiserine Hermine Reuss talks to medics and German officers in Berlin, Germany before a hospital train leaves for the war front. German units advance past a building towards the western front. Horse drawn carts loaded with supply boxes being pulled along. Allied prisoners march as German soldiers keep guard.

Date: 1918
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Crowd walks past and enters the New York City Town Hall Theatre and Carnegie Hall.

Crowd at New York Town Hall Theatre at 123 West 43rd Street in New York City. People walk past the Town Hall theater. Crowd enters into theater. Billboard of Beethoven music show, its artists and time of the show and a "sold out by subscription" sign on it. Exterior of Carnegie hall from across the road. Cars pass past hall. A "Fifth Avenue Coach Company" bus halts at hall and people get off the bus and walk away. People stand and talk in front of hall. People go in Carnegie hall.

Date: 1943, October
Duration: 3 min 43 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps prepare mortars, fire anti aircraft guns, and provide supplies during World War II.

Clip opens with brief World War I scene, circa 1917, of new American army recruits receiving army uniforms being issued by a U.S. Army Quartermaster. Clip then covers U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps' combat operations in various Theaters of Operations during World War II. Quartermaster Corps soldiers with rifles under the cover of a military truck during battle. Troops in trucks. An aircraft in low flight over a field. A U.S. Army truck. A Quartermaster fires an anti aircraft gun. Explosions occur and smoke rises. A British tank in a field. Soldiers beside a truck. Cans and barrels stacked on the ground. An enemy German tank in a field. Soldiers take cover. Quartermasters with guns in a trench. They come up the trench in prone positions. Dramatized battle scene with several Quartermaster corps casualties beside a wire fence. Soldiers prepare a mortar gun. An anti aircraft gun on an army truck. A soldier takes aim and fires a rifle during training. The Quartermaster flag hoisted on a pole. Actual footage shows aerial view of Bataan, and then ground views of groups of remaining U.S. Army soldiers around time of surrender of Bataan in April 1942. American soldier seen with their hands up and under guard of Japanese soldiers during Bataan surrender. Landing crafts arrive at a beach in North Africa. Supplies being offloaded at various battle fronts of World War 2. Soldiers and supplies off-loaded on the beach. Quartermasters seated on supplies boxes. Landing crafts arrive at a beach in the South West Pacific. Troops move across the beach. Troops disembark from landing crafts and move across a beach in Sicily, Italy. The Quartermasters unload boxes of supplies during various beach landings. They unload supplies and fire artillery on a beach head in Italy. Troops in trucks. A convoy of trucks loaded with supplies. Ammunition, ration and personnel in trucks move from Algeria to the Tunisian Front. Explosions occur and smoke rises. Trucks advance through smoke at night and in difficult conditions. Quartermaster General Major General E. B. Gregory speaks about the Quartermaster Corps. He says that the Quartermasters distribute goods to the army during training and combat. The movement of the Corps should be so regulated so as to deliver the goods at the right time in the right quantity.

Date: 1943
Duration: 4 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German SS (Schutzstaffel) troops destroy U.S. tanks and dig emplacements in the European Theater of World War II.

German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel visits the command post of German General Eugen Meidl in the European Theater of World War II. A map of the Western Front of France. German soldiers rest in troop carriers as Generals Rommel and Meidl confer. German infantry, supported by artillery and armor, enters villages. German SS (Schutzstaffel) troops destroy U.S. tanks and dig emplacements. A U.S. airplane is downed by antiaircraft fire. Explosions on a field. German artillery and rockets detonate an Allied munitions store.

Date: 1944
Duration: 6 min 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German troops attacking American troops and tanks on the Western Front.

The battle between American and German troops on the Western Front during World War II. German General of Infantry Dietrich von Choltitz at the front line. German troops on bicycles are given newspapers which point to Eisenhower campaign. Sign in German, "feindeinsicht wirble keinen staub auf sonst kriegst du eins aufs dach draue" warns of keeping dust down to avoid detection by enemy. Soldiers marching on the battlefield. German troops move through woods, fire rocket launchers, flame throwers and hand grenades during an attack on American tanks after signal from officer firing signal flare. German soldier camouflages helmet with a fern branch. Smoke rises from firing and bombardment on the battlefield. American tanks passing through an opening in a wooded sector. German troops engage in a battle and knock out several American Sherman tanks firing Panzerschreck and deploying a Goliath tracked mine, or beetle tank. U.S. prisoners are taken by the Germans. View of captured U.S. prisoners. Some prisoners cover their faces.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 11 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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