The battle of Mortain, France, during World War II.
Mortain France Date:1944, August Duration:2 min 17 sec Sound:Yes
German panzers and infantry preparing to defend against advancing American forces by cutting their supply routes from the coast of France,following the invasion of Normandy. Animated map shows Allied and German opposing objectives converging at mortain, France. American armor bogged down near Mortain. An American crew abandoning a Sherman tank that has been hit and is burning. American infantry taking cover at side of a road. A U.S. Army Captain leading soldiers forward. German artillery fire striking center of a road. An American armored vehicle burning in a field. U.S. infantrymen moving cautiously through fields. Wounded American soldiers being carried off the battlefield on stretchers. British Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter bombers attacking German positions with rockets from above. RAF Typhoon aircraft being rearmed and continuing to attack large concentrations of German armored units North of Mortain. American infantrymen firing numerous mortars from a field.American soldiers firing rifles, bazookas, and machine guns.US M7 Priest self-propelled gun firing. U.S. M-16 anti-aircraft halftrack firing quad .50 caliber machine guns. U.S. infantry entering war torn town of Mortain.
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