Allied forces closing in on German forces at Falaise, France, during World War II
Falaise France Date:1944, August Duration:2 min 28 sec Sound:Yes
Animated map depicts Allied and polish troops advancing toward Falaise, and American forces advancing toward Argentan, France, during World War 2. German forces stringing communications wire in the battle area. Allied forces setting up heavy field artillery.British typhoon aircraft being armed and taking off. U.S. Martin Marauder B-26 aircraft flying low overhead.US and British soldiers in fox holes waiting with weapons at the ready. Close-up of negro soldier's face. Suddenly, all artillery begins firing. A U.S. P-38 strafing and a P-47 aircraft dropping a bomb. U.S. artillery gun with "comment-Charlie" written on its barrel. Formation of British Avro 679 Manchester bombers in D-Day stripes. Allied pilot at controls in cockpit of bomber. Formation of U.S. Martin B-26 bombers in flight. Pilot in cockpit.Formation of British Hawker Typhoon aircraft.They peel off and two are seen firing rockets.American artillerymen firing heavy guns. British infantry pinned down on a roadside and firing mortars from foxholes.US troops firing mortars. German troops running to surrender. German soldiers surrendering under a white flag. Allied gun camera footage of a vehicle being strafed on a road.Several U.S. P-51s with striped wings roaring overhead. More surrendering German soldiers running forward. A U.S. B-26 bomber on bomb run with view of bombardier inside. Smoke and explosions scattered throughout the footage.
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