U.S. troops advance through Mayenne and Laval in France.
France Date:1945 Duration:2 min 8 sec Sound:Yes
6 August 1944: A U.S. armored column on the outskirts of Mayenne on their way to Paris. Soldiers in trucks, jeeps and half tracks. Soldiers prepare to fight, push artillery across a field. Troops march into Mayenne. Civilians welcome and greet the soldiers. U.S. troops and a van on the road. The troops and tanks enter Laval. Civilians greet the soldiers. Civilians on bicycles wave to soldiers in a truck. Soldiers and civilians at a bombed bridge. Soldiers fire at Nazis across the river from behind a wall. Civilians with French flags on the streets. A woman collaborationist surrounded by French men, holds pictures and has a Swastika on her dress front. A woman holds a broken picture of Adolf Hitler. People with US, British, and French flags in a building window.
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