History of 303rd Field Artillery

Col. Redding chronicles the progress of the 303rd Field Artillery, primarily in Germany, includes DPs, POWs, and camps for Russian and Polish refugees.;Map of Marienbad. Footage of the spa town around May 5, 1945. Newspaper headlines: VE Day, “Churchill, King George Speak Today.” GIs on lawn in front of hotel. Radio. Roads with released German […]

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U.S. soldiers stateside; providing first aid to German prisoners; war damage in France; refugees load carts; captured Germans; softball

(b/w) Amphibious landing drill at Martha’s Vineyard (1943). U.S. soldiers stand on a beach and load a small artillery piece and a jeep onto an amphibious transport. The jeep hood is marked with a star, and the transport is marked LCV68. The transport takes off. Another boat marked LCV92 comes to shore and soldiers step […]

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51st Field Hospital at camp, visiting ruins, and advancing into Belgium or Germany

Two women sunbathe, while other personnel of the 51st Field Hospital relax at camp, either in Belgium or Germany in early fall 1944 [The 51st Field Hospital entered Belgium on September 9 and Roetgen, Germany on September 16]. Beatrice digs a foxhole. A soldier plays a violin and sings by a foxhole. 01:15:21 51st Field […]

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Liberation of Dachau; Folk Festival in Czechoslovakia

EXT, U.S. Army medical unit loads supplies onto trucks for transport. Snow on the ground, soldiers in winter gear, VS loading large wooden crates. VS, the convoy of medical unit trucks travels over difficult terrain, dirt and mud roads, etc. MS, a truck dumps a large amount of rubble onto a dirt road, soldiers [and […]

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Family business; market; shops

Reel 3.;Marketplace in Humenne with tents and shops. The Klein family’s shop was located across from this market. Peasants from the local villages traveled to Humenne on Mondays and Fridays to sell their wares. Local policemen pose for the camera with one of the American relatives (in a dark suit and hat). Cousins stand before […]

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Postwar destruction; liberation of Dachau; DPs going home

***The clip that is viewable online is a selected excerpt from the complete story – timecode 06:06:27 to 06:15:14.***;8mm color and b/w motion pictures taken by Dr. Myron E. Greene (a dentist) during his five years in the Army. His unit took over Dachau from the 45th Div. at noon on April 29, 1945.;Scenes showing […]

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Nurses at field hospital

The 51st Field Hospital at a campsite (in France?). Beatrice takes of her helmet and glasses and poses for the camera near other corps members and a cluster of tents. Pan of tentsite, corps members, and an ambulance. 01:08:13 Man in glasses exits a tent and smiles for the camera. Laundry hanging to dry outside. […]

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51st Field Hospital at Normandy and other sites

The 51st Field Hospital campsite in a dusty landscape, probably in France. They laugh and tease one another as they walk along the road. A plane flies low to the ground. LS, pan of tent camp grounds with some military men, vehicles, and wooden stakes (gravesites?).;01:09:17 Large ships docking close to the Normandy shore on […]

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American nurses attend to wounded German POWs

Campsite with Red Cross vehicles. The 51st Field Hospital attends to a massive number of wounded soldiers in early September 1944, most likely in St. Erme in Northern France, where the 51st Field Hospital had too many German POWs to treat under tents

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