U.S. C-47s drop supplies to troops at Bastogne. General Taylor congratulates General McAuliffe for his defense of Bastogne
Belgium Date:1944, December Duration:3 min 18 sec Sound:Yes
Map shows Allied army drives toward Germany in World War 2, and Battle of the bulge counter attack by Germans. Smoke rising from ruins. An American Army engineer douses a fire. In the ruins of Malmedy, Belgium, a sign reads: "Tower Room Malamedy, Protestant Church." Map shows Bastogne. Some of 400 C-47 transport aircraft resupply flights are seen in the air after weather clears. They airdrop food and ammunition to U.S Army troops who had been holding their position and preventing Germans from overtaking in the snow at Bastogne. U.S. gliders, that brought medical assistance, are seen on the snow-covered ground. Aerial view snow covered town. View of food bundles and supplies. Elements of General Patton's 3rd Army arriving to break through German lines and reach the embattled 101st Airborne at Bastogne. Dead and captured German soldiers. Destroyed tanks and equipment. Later (January, 1945) Commander of the 101st Airborne Division, Major General Maxwell Davenport Taylor congratulates Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe for his defense of Bastogne. American troops in Bastogne find time to rest up and smile for the camera after enduring difficult battle.
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