U.S. Army forces build up supplies and advance positions in preparation for invasion of Germany during World War 2
Belgium Date:1944 Duration:2 min 29 sec Sound:Yes
Activities of American first Army in Germany. Aerial and ground views of an Allied supply depot at Liege, Belgium. U.S. Army soldiers arrange supply boxes. Signal Corps engineers work on readying communication lines from the rear to the front and are seen stringing communication lines and preparing communication hubs. New transmission equipment of various kinds are received and installed for news. U.S. Army engineers supervise steel manufacture and sawmill operation in Luxembourg at a protected steel works facility that was taken over by the Allied Supreme Command. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel walk on finished steel beams and check them before shipment front. Plank boards are cut and stacked for use in road projects. U.S. engineers repair a bridge over the Meuse in Belgium that had been damaged in the Battle of Belgium. Train crosses a repaired bridge over the Meuse, and U.S. military and civilian pedestrian traffic seen on the bridge road. Track connectors are installed to better grip in mud and allow passage of Allied tanks and tracked vehicles. Aerial view of Siegfried line and Dragons Teeth. U.S. forces seen using a tank bulldozer and mud to effectively bury Dragon's Teeth tank traps to allow passage through the Siegfried Line. Allied trucks and vehicles are repaired. A convoy of Allied supply trucks passes by through a snowy landscape bringing supplies to the front in preparation for invasion into Germany.
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