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Belgian Bulge Offensive 1944; Malmedy massacre

Film | Digitized | RG Number: RG-60.1963 | Film ID: 4267

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    Belgian Bulge Offensive 1944; Malmedy massacre


    Bureau of Public Relations Film no. 1155. (War Department) U.S. motorized infantry rolls into a French town; civilians cheer. U.S. dead and injured are removed by stretcher from a battlefield; tanks, and infantry advance. German film shows officers, including von Runstedt, studying maps; Volksturm, armed with panzerfausts, marching; German tanks and infantry, covered by fog, moving through a snowy forest; a V-1 bomb exploding on an Allied position; camouflaged German tanks advancing; the use of flamethrowers; an Allied motor convoy in flames near Malmedy, Belgium; and U.S. POWs in the town. Red Cross personnel examine the bound bodies of U.S. POWs and Belgian civilians massacred by German SS troops in Malmedy; the dead are buried in a common grave. German film shows blazing supply depots left by the retreating U.S., and German troops smoking American cigarettes. U.S. artillery and antiaircraft fire pointblank at advancing German tanks. U.S. tank guns and machine guns fire over the snowy battlefield. General Eisenhower addresses troops at the front.
    Film Title
    The Enemy Strikes
    Event:  1944
    Production:  1944 December
    Malmedy, Belgium
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
    Producer: United States War Department

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    B&W / Color
    Black & White
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    • Master 4267 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD
      Master 4267 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD
      Master 4267 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD
      Master 4267 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD

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    Film Provenance
    Jack Penman donated high definition film transfers of World War II materials from the National Archives and Records Administration to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in April 2017.
    Film Source
    Jack Penman
    File Number
    Source Archive Number: 107.1155
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:18:20
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