German General Erich Elster surrenders 20,000 troops and equipment to General RC Macon at Beaugency, France.
Beaugency France Date:1944, September 16 Duration:5 min 46 sec Sound:Yes
20000 Germans surrender in France. German General Erich Elster surrenders himself and 20,000 troops to Major General Robert C Macon of the U.S. Ninth Army and to Major General OP Weyland, Commanding General of the XIX Tactical Air Command, on September 16. The formal surrender took place at the Beaugency Bridge on the Loire River. Long columns of Germans file into the city and lay down their arms. Numbers of items like trucks, civilian carts, horses, weapons and bicycle surrendered. View of surrendered rifles, pistols, machine guns, tucks and bicycles. 19360 Prisoners of War come down. View of Prisoners of War Camp and surrendered equipment.
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