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SIEG IM WESTERN (Reel 10 of 12)

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Published on Apr 3, 2011

SIEG IM WESTERN (Reel 10 of 12) - National Archives and Records Administration - ARC 44317, LI 242-MID-6063 - DVD Copied by Nick Stoller. Series: Motion Picture Films From G-2 Army Military Intelligence Division, compiled 1918 - ca. 1947. German. Reel 10: SEQ, German infantry, engineers and close supporting guns cover crossing of Oisne-Aisne Canal by rubber boats and foot bridge. Animation, attack of army group Von Rundstedt after Rouen had been reached. It then shows the supporting attacks of the army group of General Von Witzleben against the Saar Line, the army group Von Leeb and the Dollmann Army crossing the upper Rhine. The Panzer forces of General Kleist, General Guderian, General Hoeppner and General Booth support the breakthrough operation. German medium and heavy artillery in action. German armored forces reach River Marne at Chateau Porcien in the Ardennes. CU, road sign "Avancon 7km- Reims 41 km". VS, heavy tanks and artillery cross rivers, drive through streets and villages and travel highways. CU, German infantry on the march. MCU, German soldiers search for booby traps and possible stragglers or snipers left behind. CU, River Marne and one Marne bridge. VS, infantry and street fights, crassing of Marne River, German Red Cross men tend graves of fallen soldiers. German infantry in street fighting; Germans crossMarne River. German field artillery and cavalry as well as infantry advance in close formation. Germans advance in suburbs of Paris. GU, pan, Eiffel Tower. CU, German soldier hoists Swastika on top of Eiffel Tower. LS, Paris with Arc de Triomphe in center. CU, German troops march in front of the Arc and Church of St. Madeleine. CU, General von Bock and Kuechler review parade in Tuileries (avenue). Decoration of German soldiers. Animation, impending attack on Normandie, Brittany, the Loire River and the Plateau of Langues; truck shot to CU of attack on Verdun from the rear. Also on Nancy, Epinal and Belfort. The final thrust to be crossing of the Saar River and upper Rhine and breakthrough on left bank of the Saar.

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