US soldiers search houses in German town; capture Cologne
- Event Date
- March 1945 to January 1946
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
(LIB 3784) Attack on Meschernich, Germany, March 6+8, 1945. LS, MS 23rd Regt, 2d Div, soldiers move along street in deserted town, rainy. Civilians watch. CU, soldiers break down door of house with guns and enter. VS, soldier directs civilians and German officers by wave of hand. CU, woman unlocks door of house and soldiers enter. MS, CU, German soldiers surrender, being searched by US soldiers. CU, officer speaking with German civilian. LS, rolling hills, village. MS, soldiers crossing field and entering Meschernich. Civilians stand at edge of a square, fork in road. MS, soldiers entering houses. MCU, soldier breaks window and climbs into house.
(LIB 3855) Cologne and its Capture by First Army, Germany, March 7, 1945. Ruined city. VS, Maj. Gen. Maurice Rose, Brig. Gen. Doyle Hickey, and Brig. Gen. Trueman E. Boudinot on the steps of cathedral in Cologne.
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