PANORAMA OF WESTWALL FIGHTING Strasbourg, capital of Alsace-Lorraine, is captured by the Americans and the French. Flooded canals testify to the unruly weather being encountered. Tons of heavy equipment have been left by the Nazis in their headlong retreat. And swastikas by the thousand, are trod under foot by sullen Nazi prisoners. Various villages, including Baseweiler, are bombarded, then entered. Many Yanks are wounded. Pursuing the scorched earth policy, the Nazis have applied the torch to many of the towns, causing the natives to band into volunteer fire departments, to save their homes.
CHEERING & MARCHING TROOPS AND STRIKES A fleet of warships return home from WWI. War hero Alvin York. Montage parades of marching troops. After the War, civil unrest sets in with striking factory workers.
GIRLS RESPOND TO "DANCE DRAFT" Uncle Sam's appeal for pretty Federal employees to enroll as dance partners for Army camps is met with enthusiasm. Brunettes, Blondes and Redheads sign up to jitterbug with the troops.
DOUGHBOYS & RED CROSS PARADE Excellent footage of hordes of new recruits boarding ships to join the Allies in the fight against Germany. Overhead view of the Red Cross marching down the street. Buy bonds
DE GAULLE REVIEWS BASTILLE DAY PARADE In Paris, President Charles De Gaulle presides over the annual Bastille Day parade, which features processions of troops, tanks, and fly-bys of helicopters and warplanes.
Date: July 18, 1963 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:16:00, No Audio
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