United States 9th Armored Division crosses the Rhine River over the Ludendorff bridge at Remagen, Germany,in World War II.
Remagen Germany Date:1945 Duration:3 min 13 sec Sound:Yes
United States 9th Armored Division crosses the Rhine River in Germany., during World War 2. Opening scene shows several amphibious assault craft being moved by crane at a port in Belgium, where they are loaded on tractor trailer trucks and driven across Belgium to support Allied advance into Germany. British sailors ride atop the craft. They are brought into a town where a signalman, standing atop one, uses semaphore flags to transmit a message. Next, a smoke generator is seen creating a smoke screen over the area. Landing vehicles tracked (LVT) are moving over ground adjacent to the Rhine River. A formation of American B-17 bombers flies overhead. View from bomber, showing bombs striking German industrial targets. Closeup of two U.S. soldiers watching from the West bank of the Rhine, as U.S. bomb strike targets on the East Bank. View of smoke rising from bomb strikes. View of bridges destroyed by German forces. Closeup of three U.S. soldiers standing together. A German Messerschmitt Me-110 warplane passes overhead. Wrecked railroad bridge seen from above. The East bank seen from an aircraft. Soldiers refueling from 55 gallon drums. Troops moving through smoke screen. Two soldiers looking at the Rhine where the Ludendorff steel bridge is seen still standing. View of bridge at Remagen, from a cliff on the West bank of the Rhine. Soldiers in a jeep approach the bridge on West bank. View from jeep driving on riverbank underneath the bridge. Soldiers running across the footpath on the bridge. View from vehicle driving across the bridge. Troops and equipment crossing the bridge into Germany on East side of the Rhine. Large sign posted on bridge tower, reading: "Cross the Rhine with dry feet, Courtesy of the 9th Armored Division." Group of American soldiers watching as others cross the bridge. Several British Lancaster bombers are seen over the Rhine River. Inflight closeup of one releasing a large bomb. Camera tracks its fall to explode on target. Medical Corpsmen hurrying along the river bank, carrying a stretcher. Troops entering small boats and amphibious assault craft to cross the river. A U.S. Army Air Forces P-47 aircraft diving. A pilot wearing an oxygen mask seen in a cockpit. Troops in an LVT crossing the Rhine. More views of American and British troops crossing the Rhine by water. Troops being organized as they move out on the Eastern shore. A column of British troops moving on a road and escorting German prisoners. Two of the prisoners looking up as a formation of U.S. C-47 aircraft fly overhead. View inside a C-46D transport as troopers jump from its double rear paratroop doors. View from aircraft as paratroops descend with chutes open. A C-46 flying low over a German town, towing a Waco CG-4A glider. Army vehicles crossing river on a pontoon bridge. Closeup glimpse of a British officer. British troops riding in army trucks. (Note: Vehicles: seen in this film include: Diamod T 981, M20 MB GPW, M8 Armored Car Landing Craft, LVT, Rogers Trailer M9, M4 Sherman, Quad Mount, DUKW, WLA, CCKW )
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