U.S. soldiers investigate Nazi massacre in Village of Martincourt. U.S. units attack in area of Sedan, France, in World War II
France Date:1944, September Duration:1 min 43 sec Sound:Yes
September 4, 1944, U.S. troops are being briefed and then set out to patrol and investigate report of Nazi massacre of French civilians at village of Martincourt, in World War 2. An armed Free French woman with armband, stands looking over the remains of the village. A U.S. patrol in a jeep drives through the remains of Martincourt, which had been burned with flamethrowers and its citizens killed and beaten. View inside the burned out church. As1st Army pushes towards Liege and Aachen, other U.S. units seem launching an attack, South of the border, in the area of Sedan, France. U.S. ground troops firing machine guns as USAAF P-47 aircraft dive to bomb and strafe German positions. U.S. troops occupy a town where wrecked German equipment is seen.
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