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.
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.
People evacuate homes on Western Front. Civilians carry their luggage. Rubble lay on street. Families evacuate with their belongings. A large number of people put their belongings in an automobile. A sign on a hospital reads 'St Catherina'. Orphans lie on the hospital beds. Nurses transport orphans to safety. Families travel on bullock carts. Livestock is transported.
German Tiger II, Panther and Pz.IV tanks, trucks and infantry equipped with panzerfausts on the Western Front. Camouflaged tanks and jeeps pass along the road. Horse carriages on the road. German troops walk with artillery. Soldiers camouflaged. Soldiers lie on ground. Soldiers fire. The troops walk on hilly terrain. The troops communicate through radio. StuG III on ground. A rocket barrage is laid down.
Blizzard conditions on the Western Front during World War II. United States M4 Sherman tanks tanks plow through snow in the Low Countries. Tanks, trucks and infantry struggle along a road. The tanks are camouflaged in white. Snow plows followed by jeep and infantry clear the road. Military police direct traffic. U.S. troops shovel snow. The engineers search for mines along roads and roadside ditches. A signal man talks at a field. Snow covered Piper Grasshopper airplane. telephone. A camouflaged field gun. U.S. troops sled and toboggan with children on snow covered ground.
Eastern Front battle of Soviet army as it repels the German Wehrmacht from a Soviet city, and captures German POW's. The German prisoners are marched into Soviet prison camps in winter snow covered landscape under guard of Russian Army soldiers. Aerial view of massive invasion force in English Channel on D-Day for the the Invasion of Normandy. View from landing craft of American infantry going ashore. Allied soldiers taking fire from German enemy during D-Day beach landings. Allied armies moving inland through France seen in combat with Germans in French villages and towns. Many German prisoners rounded-up and seen marching toward prison camps under British and U.S. Army guard.