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March of Time -- outtakes -- Colmar offensive; Maginot Line; Liberation of Vittel Internment Camp

Film | Accession Number: 2010.207.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4905 | Film ID: 2898

Two French soldiers studying map in field in Colmar Offensive, smoke behind. CU men on ground looking through binoculars, firing machine guns, throwing grenades, explosions, running through smoke. French troops in village with damaged buildings. Captured German prisoners of war, being marching off. Tanks and jeep on narrow village street, body, soldiers running. U.S. tank passes, soldier gives V-sign. Armored vehicles. French advance along houses. 01:03:18 Silhouetted Gen. Montsabert and another study snowy battlefield from hilltop observation platform at the Maginot Line. They study a map and look through binoculars. American Brig. Gen. Robert Young (?).

Valley and town, smoke. Fort de Guentrange near Thionville, Moselle, France. Wall of prison/fort alongside stream. Protective wrought iron fence. View from above, soldier patrolling (brief) and civilians along lane. French soldiers in the field, U.S. soldiers on radio phone. Fort wall. GIs cleaning rifles. Men walk along top of gun emplacements. Firing from guns across Moselle River, explosions in valley.

01:07:08 [B 834] Large ornate French building and garden. People walking about, sitting. Jeep passes the Grand Hotel with small flags on all balconies. Civilians talking, horse drawn carriage passes. Anglo-American Nazi Internment Camp in Vittel, France. People cross a fenced overpass with Allied flag cluster. Women and men behind fence look at camera awaiting liberation. Women knitting; some sitting, some standing, holding dogs. Various shots of a large group behind the fence smiling, including Janie Halsted, Manfred Tannen, and Margaret Tannen at 01:08:22 and 01:08:33. U.S. soldiers look on. 01:08:44 Woman plays with hand puppets of animals at the fence. People wave to U.S. Army trucks passing by. View from above of the crowd, cameraman passes in the street. Family with baby smiling, U.S. flag in BG, CUs. Large group of people (men, women, children) parade towards the camera carrying U.S. flag, waving, including Sophie and Martin Waters. Nuns walking on street, then coming out of church as spectators watch.

Event:  1944 September
Vittel, France
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Footage Farm
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:48:42
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