Allied Winter campaign prior to entering German heartland, during World War II
France Date:1945 Duration:3 min 12 sec Sound:Yes
US troops arriving in Army trucks, one company at a time, for 24 hours rest on the West band of the Moselle River, after combat on the East bank, during World War 2. The soldiers receive a hot meal, a hot shower and shave,issue of clean clothing, and get to attend a movie.(Poster advertises the film Bathing Beauty, starring Esther Williams and Red Skelton.) The next morning, troops board trucks to return to the front line again. Scene changes to US troops in snow, as winter arrives. Squadron of British Spitfire aircraft seen on snow-covered field as airmen refuel them from hand-carried gas cans. An American Army woman nurse clears snow from military vehicle in Paris. General Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, Commander of French Army B, consulting with US Major General Anthony C. McAuliffe.Commander of the 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), AKA 103d Infantry Division (Cactus), during Winter campaign in Vosges Mountains. French forces firing a mortar. British forces entrenched and machine gunner trying to keep warm. Uniformed British women volunteers trying to keep warm in their office bunker. Allied infantry entrenched and moving across a field. American soldiers in the Ardennes forests suddenly find themselves under attack by German artillery and tanks.
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