Liberation of Western Europe in WWII, A DVD Set of Combat Films
By mid August 1944 the invasion and battle for Normandy was winding down simultaneously as the massive offensive towards defeating Germany was gaining steam.
The Americans had landed close to 30 Divisions for use in the 2nd phase of Operation Overlord, which would expand the liberated territory while thrusting towards the heart of the enemy. This is where our 2nd Series picks up in the time line of World War II. The footage found on these DVDs covers roughly the time period of mid August 1944 , to late November 1944.
Follow the various American Armies on their way to victory through France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, and Germany. Watch the U.S. First Army as it seals the Falaise Gap, moves on liberating Paris, then heads into the heart of the Hurgen Forest. Follow Gen. Patton as his U.S. 3rd Army strikes out to race across France and conquer the Metz region. See the veteran U.S. 7th Army make their Invasion Landing in southern France at St. Tropez, and then heads north to link up with Patton's southern flank. The. U.S. 9th Army becomes active in the ETO and heads north through Belgium and Holland towards the Rhine.
Also included is the extensive coverage of the 2nd major airborne effort, Operation Market Garden, as it unfolds in a daytime drop over Holland. The series comes to an end in late November 1944 as American units in the South cross the Moselle River and captured Metz, while others in the North liberate Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, and then smash through the German Siegfried line. The Liberation Of Western Europe brings you sights of the war never broadcast in a documentary. These reels have been extensively researched and were originally recorded by the men of the 163rd, 165th, 166th, 167th Photographic Signal Companies.
DVD format video captured by the combat photographers that were there!
Complete DVD Series II Set
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