French 1st Army entering towns in Alsace during World War II
Alsace-Lorraine France Date:1944, November 22 Duration:1 min 41 sec Sound:NO SOUND
French 1st Army, C.C.1, under Colonel Gruss, moving west along highway D16 through the village of Schwoben. Infantry and armor entering Schwoben, past a sign reading "Tagsdorf" ( a village towards the west) in Alsace, during World War 2. A French soldier pauses by the body of a fallen German soldier. Local French people reentering the town of Sierentz,, some carrying belongings on horse-drawn wagon. The church of St. Martin in the background. Large number of French civilian men march loosely into the town, headed by one carrying the French flag.They wave and smile as they pass the camera. They march past an M10 tank destroyer and several French troops. View from jeep passing roadsign reading "Mulhausen,3.62." (This was located on highway D56 between Zimmersheim and Eschentzwiller.) View from parked jeep as jeeps and armored vehicles enter town. Local people fill the sidewalks to watch as French troops and tanks enter the town. French tricolor flags fly from windows of buildings.
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