U.S. soldiers with civilians and surrendering German troops in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, at end of World War II
Pilsen Czechoslovakia Date:1945, May 6 Duration:1 min 57 sec Sound:NO SOUND
American GI, with the U.S. 16th Armored Division, sits in the cab of a 2.5 ton 6X6 U.S. Army cargo truck (CCKW) and talks with a girl, in Pilsen Czechoslovakia, during World War 2. A Technical Sergeant and another soldier sit on the truck hood.A U.S. soldiers standing on the hood and another in the rear of a Willys MB U.S. Army Jeep, lead a column of surrendering German officers and soldiers, as they march through crowds on a Pilsen street. Several scenes of the marching German troops. They are halted at a town square. Sign on fence in center of area contains U.S. Army logo and words:"Ivanhoe PWE." An American soldier speaks briefly to lieutenant General Georg von Majewski, Commander of the surrendering German forces. View from above of U.S. Army trucks and jeeps gathered near the square. Next, civilians are seen gathered around American soldiers in parked jeeps and seated on an M24 Chafee light tank. The soldiers sign autographs for the Czech civilians.
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