U.S. 3rd Army crosses Meuse River, advances through St.Mihiel, and crosses Moselle River in France, in World War II
St. Mihiel France Date:1944, September 8 Duration:4 min 12 sec Sound:Yes
Animated map showing American 3rd Army advance toward St. Mihiel, France, during World War 2. Advance elements of General Patton's U.S. 3rd Army cross Meuse River in a French civilian's barge and proceed through town of St. Mihiel. A U.S. Army combat photographer is seen taking pictures at bank of river. U.S. Infantrymen make their way through virtually deserted town of St Mihiel. U.S. field artillery fire on German positions along the Meuse. U.S. infantrymen lying prone beside a large barn.US soldier photographing others as they rest on a sidewalk.Two U.S. soldiers running up and over a wooden bridge.American forces driven back by heavy German resistance and then resume advance after U.S. artillery fire neutralizes defending German forces. However, still under heavy fire, American infantrymen carry small boats to cross the Moselle River. U.S. troops paddle across the river in a boat at Dornot, France, September 1944. Railroad pedestrian crossover bridge visible. (Note: Unit making the river crossing was 5th Division, 11th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, E and F company.Lieutenant Colonel Kelly B, Lemmon Jr. was battalion commander.)
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