U.S. Army troops and engineers building roads, placing guns, transporting German POWs in Germany near Hurtgen Forest region.
Germany Date:1944, November Duration:4 min 11 sec Sound:Yes
Activities of American First Army from Aachen to Roer River in Germany. Animated map shows First Army entering into Hurtgen Forest and arrive Cologne plain going through the Roer River. 28th Division controls key roadways of Vossenack and Schmidt. Engineers build roads through the Hurtgen Forest. Large tree trunks are laid into place as foundation and then milled wooden planks are nailed atop to quickly create a usable road surface. Jeep passes over the newly built road. U.S. Army forces start a fire for protection against the cold. 28th Division troops with mortar and machine gun support advance (November, 1944) through a wooded area. Infantry columns move to the front. Smoke clouds rise. Ground forces move out from wooded area. German POW's file into an assembly area and are evacuated by truck. Artillery and antitank guns are placed for defense. Soldiers work on telephone tower. Underground emplacements are built as snow falls.
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