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FOOTAGE number
BOF711485
Title
The Big picture: The Army's First - WWI And WWII Combat
Description
The Big Picture, an episode from the United States Army. Ned Calmer reports from Governors Island, New York harbour. The battlefield history of the United States First Army with scenes of the battle of Saint-Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in WWI, landing on the beaches of Normandy, the drive across France and the First Army fighting its way into Germany to meet the Russians at the Elbe River in WWII. Shows rescue of soldiers from the Rhine River after collapse of the damaged Ludendorff Bridge and the capture of thousands of German prisoners, and liberation of the living dead from Nazi concentration and slave labour camps. Soldiers of the American First Army board troop transport ships and march in a military parade after returning home to America.
Date
1940-1949 (C20th)
Credit
Bridgeman Images
Aspect ratio
4:3
Duration
1719.2s
Frame rate
25 fps
Dimensions
703 x 576
Keywords
  • 1910s
  • 1940s
  • 1960s
  • 19th century
  • 1st army paratroopers
  • 1st world war
  • 20th century
  • 2nd
  • 30s
  • 40s
  • 7th
  • December 1944
  • advance
  • advances
  • advancing
  • aef
  • aeroplane
  • aeroplanes
  • aftermath
  • aid
  • airplane
  • airplanes
  • america
  • american
  • american expeditionary forces
  • american general pershing
  • american red cross canteen service
  • americans
  • april 1945
  • arc de triumph
  • architecture
  • archive
  • ardennes offensive
  • argon
  • armistice
  • army
  • army crawl
  • artillery
  • assault
  • attack
  • attacking
  • attacks
  • audio
  • automobile
  • award
  • awarded
  • awarding
  • awards
  • bad weather
  • barbed wire
  • battle
  • battle drill
  • battle of the argonne forest
  • battle of the bulge
  • battle of the hurtgen forest
  • battlefield
  • battlefields
  • battles
  • beach
  • beaches
  • belgium
  • birthday
  • black and white
  • boarding
  • boards
  • boat
  • boats
  • bodies
  • body
  • bomb
  • bombing
  • bombs
  • british
  • brooklyn bridge
  • buildings on fire
  • bw
  • c19
  • c19-20
  • c19th
  • c20
  • c20th
  • camp
  • camp fire
  • camps
  • capture
  • capture of aachen
  • captures
  • car
  • cars
  • cemeteries
  • cemetery
  • cheer
  • cheering
  • cheers
  • cherbourg
  • cherbourg-octeville
  • cities
  • climbing
  • climbs
  • clip
  • close up
  • close-up
  • coast
  • code name
  • cold
  • collapse collapses
  • collapsing
  • combat
  • commander omar nelson bradley
  • counterpart
  • counterparts
  • cover
  • covered
  • crawling
  • cross
  • crossing
  • crowd
  • crowds
  • cu
  • d-day
  • damage
  • damaged
  • dead
  • death
  • defence
  • defending
  • depression
  • destroy
  • destroys
  • destruction
  • diary excerpt
  • ditch
  • ditches
  • drills
  • drive
  • drives
  • driving
  • elbe river
  • embark
  • embarking
  • employ
  • employs
  • england
  • episode
  • explode
  • explodes
  • explosion
  • explosions
  • face
  • faces
  • fallen
  • fascism
  • fascist
  • ferries
  • ferry
  • fight
  • fighting
  • fights
  • fire
  • fires
  • firing
  • first army
  • first united states field army
  • first world war
  • flag
  • flags
  • fleet
  • fleets
  • footage
  • footman
  • footmen
  • forest
  • formation
  • fortification
  • fortifications
  • france
  • french
  • french general philippe petain
  • front line
  • general courtney hicks hodges
  • general douglas macarthur
  • general hodges
  • george catlett marshall
  • german
  • german code name
  • german death camps
  • german forces
  • german soldiers
  • germans
  • germany
  • governor island headquarters
  • great war
  • greet
  • greeting
  • greetings
  • greets
  • guns
  • happiness
  • happy
  • harbors
  • harbour
  • harlem
  • harsh conditions
  • hedge rows hedge row
  • hedgerow
  • hedgerows
  • henri philippe benoni omer joseph pétain
  • hero
  • hindenburg line
  • historical
  • history
  • home
  • homecoming
  • horror
  • horrors
  • horse
  • horses
  • house-to-house fighting
  • infantry
  • injured
  • instruct
  • instruction
  • interior
  • jew
  • jewish
  • jews
  • joy
  • joyous
  • jubilation
  • jump
  • jumping
  • jumps
  • june 5th
  • labour
  • land
  • landing
  • landings
  • lands
  • launch
  • launched
  • launches
  • leader
  • leaders
  • leisure
  • liberate
  • liberates
  • liberation of the living dead
  • lieutenant
  • line-up
  • lorraine
  • ludendorff bridge
  • machine gun
  • manche
  • map
  • maps
  • march
  • marches
  • marching
  • marshal
  • mass
  • masses
  • meeting
  • meets
  • meuse department
  • meuse-argonne offensive
  • military
  • military cemetery
  • military parade
  • mine
  • mines
  • music
  • nationalism
  • nationalist
  • naval bombardment
  • nazi
  • nazi concentration camp
  • nazi germany
  • nazis
  • ned calmer
  • new york
  • new york city polo grounds
  • new york state
  • normandy
  • normandy invasion
  • nyc
  • obliterate
  • obstacle
  • obstacles
  • office
  • officer
  • officers
  • official
  • officials
  • offshore
  • omaha
  • operation overlord
  • paper army
  • parade
  • parades
  • parading
  • paratrooper
  • paris
  • patriotic
  • patriotism
  • peacetime
  • people
  • picnic rally
  • pitch
  • pitches
  • pitching tents
  • plan
  • plane
  • planes
  • planning
  • plans
  • play
  • playing cards
  • plays
  • pow
  • preparations
  • prepare
  • preparing
  • prisoner
  • prisoners
  • rallies
  • re-deployment
  • remagen
  • rescue
  • rescues
  • return
  • returning
  • returns
  • rhine river
  • ride
  • riding
  • rifle
  • rifles
  • rubble
  • ruin
  • ruins
  • run
  • running
  • runs
  • russian
  • russian army troops
  • russians
  • saint-lo
  • saint-mihiel
  • sd
  • second
  • secret transfer
  • secretary of state
  • ship
  • ships
  • shoot
  • shooting
  • shoots
  • shore
  • siegfried line
  • siegfriedstellung
  • sign
  • signs
  • skyline
  • slave labor
  • snow
  • snowy
  • soldier
  • soldiers
  • starvation
  • steam whistle
  • surrender
  • surrendering
  • surrenders
  • tank
  • tanks
  • tapes
  • telegraph
  • tent
  • thanks
  • the big picture
  • the lion of verdun
  • ticker tape
  • town
  • towns
  • train
  • training
  • trains
  • transport
  • transportation
  • trench
  • trenches
  • troop
  • troops
  • truck
  • trucks
  • two
  • uniform
  • uniforms
  • united states
  • united states armed forces
  • united states first army
  • upper new york bay
  • usa
  • utah
  • utah beach and
  • ve day
  • vehicle
  • vehicles
  • veteran
  • veterans
  • victim
  • victims
  • victorious
  • victory
  • video
  • village
  • villages
  • vo
  • voice over
  • von rundstedt offensive
  • wagon
  • wagons
  • war
  • wars
  • wartime
  • weimar republic
  • welcome
  • welcome home
  • welcomed
  • welcomes
  • welcoming
  • white crosses
  • white sheet
  • white sheets
  • winter
  • winter offensive
  • woodland
  • world war one
  • wounded
  • wreckage
  • write
  • writes
  • writing
  • ww1
  • ww2
  • wwi
  • wwii
  • 1918
  • 1919
  • 1933
  • 1943
  • 1944
  • 1945

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