German forces countering Allied forces during Normandy invasion of World War II
Saint-Lo France Date:1944 Duration:2 min 37 sec Sound:Yes
German forces engaging Allies after Normandy invasion. French firefighters use hoses on burning buildings ostensibly hit by Allied bombing during World War 2. German soldiers relaxing and talking in France. A German commanding officer congratulating several young German officers, in the courtyard of a building. German Generals meeting and consulting together. The senior General and staff depart in a camouflaged army vehicle. French road sign points to town of Saint-Lo. Camouflaged German tank moving along road. German Tank Destroyer Jagdpanther (Sturmgeschutz IV Sd.kfz.163) following behind, on road to Saint-Lo. Closeup of German officer riding in open top of a camouflaged armored car. German infantry on their way. One carries an 8,8 cm RPzB.54 "Panzerschreck" rocket launcher, over his shoulder. Another behind him carries a flame thrower. German soldiers digging in at side of road. One has improved version of Panzerschrek (Model 8,8 cm Raketenpanzerbüsche 54) that has a shield to protect operator. The German soldiers fire mortars. Several sit quietly as the sounds of bombardment surround them. One taps wireless message on communication equipment. Two carry a wounded SS trooper, who stands as best he can to report to his commander.
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