Allied capture of Cherbourg France, during World War II.
France Date:1944, June 25 Duration:1 min 35 sec Sound:Yes
Allied capture of Cherbourg, France, on June 25th, 1944, in World War 2. German prisoners of war marching under guard, with hands on their heads. Aerial vies of the Cherbourg harbor, extensively sobotaged by the Germans. Allied engineers working to repair the port. Power shovels, welders, and divers seen at work. Troops moving up the peninsula from Cherbourg. Weapons being distributed to Frenchmen, in Allied occupied areas.French irregulars firing against German forces in mountains, and sabotaging German facilities. Numerous bodies of civilian villagers, slain by a Battalion of the Nazi 4th SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment ("Der Führer"), and destroyed buildings in the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane. Temporary stakes marking their graves.
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