Scenes of the siege of Bastogne and subsequent advance of Allies into Haguenau and Germany, in WWII
Bastogne Belgium Date:1945 Duration:2 min 36 sec Sound:Yes
Scenes from the Battle of the Bulge, and siege of Bastogne during World War Two. Large numbers of United States Army Air Force C-47B Skytrain transport planes drop parachute supplies for troops at Bastogne, Belgium. Ruins of the town of Bastogne. A street littered with dead bodies and rubble. U.S. troops advancing into the town of Haguenau on the border with Germany, and further into Germany, itself. American MPs (Military Police) search civilians and check identity cards and check U.S. soldiers in military vehicles to guard against Germans in American uniforms. U.S. M4 Sherman tanks move ahead on the front. Artillery being fired. Troops engage in street fighting. Group of Alsatian women rejoice as they are being released from a prison, where they had been held by Germans. U.S. troops advance through a wooded area. U.S. Secretary of State, James F. Byrnes speaks about the sacrifices of U.S. troops who are fighting and dying for their country and appeals to Americans, safe at home, to work for the war effort.
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