President Truman reviews troops of the 2nd Armored Division, along a section of the autobahn, while traveling to Berlin
Berlin Germany Date:1945, July 16 Duration:4 min 2 sec Sound:NO SOUND
President Truman's motorcade stops to review troops of the U.S. 2nd Armored Division, along a German highway (autobahn) while enroute to Berlin. The Presidential party, includes Truman, Secretary of State Byrnes, Brigadier General Collier, Brigadier General Vaughan, Fleet Admiral Leahy, and others. They stand on a platform in an Army reconnaissance vehicle while it passes more a mile of parked tanks and other armor, with respective crews standing in front. President Truman and his party salute as they pass the colors. The Presidential limousine and other vehicles follow the reviewing party. The Presidential party stops as Truman presents a Presidential Unit Citation to Company E, 17th Armored Engineer Battalion.
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