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.
WWI MONTFAUCON MEMORIAL DEDICATION President Albert LeBrun of France is overcome with emotion during a memorial to the million American troops participating in the Meuse-Argonne offensive of World War One. General John J. Pershing heads the dedication.
MLK KING DEATH EVENTS Martin Luther King says in the last speech before he was assassinated: "I've seen the promised land." Montage events surrounding his death: The Lorraine Motel; national guardsman thwarting riots; family viewing his coffin; and the memorial march in Washington D.C.
Date: April, 1968 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:33:00, With Audio
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