U.S. Army vehicle convoys and German civilians leaving town of Wachtendonck, Germany, in World War II.
Wachtendonk Germany Date:1945, March 2 Duration:2 min 17 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. soldiers of the 8th Armored Division in Wachtendonck (Wachtendonk), Germany during World War II. View from high point overlooking country road in Germany. A line of U.S. Army 2.5 ton canvas-covered trucks parked along the roadside. After some blurring, scene shifts to a halted convoy of U.S. Army vehicles and troops along left side of road, being passed by troops riding in M3 half-tracks and Jeeps headed in the opposite direction. View from stopped convoy shows a Brockway B-666 Bridge Erecting truck passing. Next, a large group of women, children, and elderly civilians are seen leaving town of Wachtendonk, on foot, with few possessions. They walk past a parked Brockway B-666 truck. A mother and a father, carrying small child, walk on village street.
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