The German soldiers plan of attack on Liege, Belgium
Liege Belgium Date:1940 Duration:4 min 9 sec Sound:Yes
Sand table animation shows plan of attack on Liege. Point of application for initial thrusts is Fort Eben Emael. Map illustrates bombardment fron the air by the Luftwaffe (German Air Force). River Meuse and the Albert canal in the city. Bridge on the river. First line-the Ijssel position, second line-the Grebbe position, third line-the the Meuse position, fourth line- the Peel position. Fifth line-the Willem canal fortification and sixth line-the Albert canal fortification. Soldiers move in trucks on the street. German assault and shock troops use rubber boats with ladders to cross river Meuse under fire. Mechanized German infantry and bicycle contingents cross river Meuse over bridges not destroyed. Houses and buildings alongside the street. Soldiers fire guns in field. Smoke arises due to the firing. Soldiers at a boat in the waterway. High altitude view of the city. Wrecked field in the city. Heavy smoke arises from firing and bombardment. Soldiers walk on the street.
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