United States troops engage German forces at Saint Vith, Belgium, in World War II
Saint Vith Belgium Date:1945 Duration:1 min 35 sec Sound:Yes
Activities of United States troops in St Vith, Belgium, during World War 2. Destroyed road signs of St Vith and Malmedy. Smoke rises from knocked out German armor, burning.. View of burning 12SS Panther tanks and destroyed German equipment. Destroyed vehicles from a German convoy contain captured American supplies. A destroyed car in which narrator says a German spy attempted a getaway. U.S. soldiers of an Intelligence and Reconaissance platoon, from the 423rd Infantry Regiment, are seen after infiltrating 18 miles through enemy lines to reach American forces at St. Vith. They are being debriefed by another soldier. American anti-aircraft guns fire at attacking Luftwaffe aircraft all along the front. American soldiers watch the aerial activity. A U.S. soldier lying on the ground, after being struck by a 90mm unexploded anti-aircraft shell that fell badk to earth and killed him. (He was a member of Service Company, 83rd Infantry Division.) Sky literally filled with contrails from Allied and German aircraft engaged in dogfights overhead.
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