Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the "Combat Bulletin" Program Series. 1944 - 1951. EXPANSION OF SOUTHERN FRANCE BEACHHEAD [ETC.]

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Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the "Combat Bulletin" Program Series. 1944 - 1951. EXPANSION OF SOUTHERN FRANCE BEACHHEAD [ETC.]

1944

Part 1, French citizens greet 7th Army troops. Shows a German convoy, including horses and a 340mm railroad gun, destroyed at Montelimar. Grenoble is occupied; German POW's are marched through the city. Part 2, German film shows the operation of a human-driven torpedo. Part 3, 330th Engineers elevate a sector of the Burma Road; Chinese build a suspension bridge across the Salween River; the road is cleared of wreckage; Australian troops move toward Hill 60 (Aug. 5). Part 4 (SFR only, reel 2), the first U.S. ship is unloaded at Leghorn, Italy (Aug. 20). 175th Engineers build a Bailey bridge. Part 5 (CB part 4) shows explosions caused by an ammunition dump fire at Cherbourg, France (Aug. 17). The railroad yards at Fougeres are repaired. A British flamethrowing tank is demonstrated (CB reel 2). 8th Army Air Forces (8th A.A.F.) gun cameras record strafings and combat with German planes (CB part 5). Part 6 (SFR reel 3), the first Allied bridge is built across the Seine. In Paris, General LeClerc accepts the German surrender from Gen. von Choltitz; Gen. de Gaulle lays a wreath at the Arc de Triomphe. Celebrations are interrupted by German snipers. Shows huddled and wounded Parisians during the battle. Collaborationists are beaten. Generals Eisenhower, Bradley, and Tedder visit Paris.

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