A WWII Nazi combat film cover German military campaigns in Belgium, Holland and France with iconic scenes of Germany Attacks Belgium, Meuse River Assault, Belgium POWs marching, City of Rotterdam Surrenders, German Panzers and motorized units and more.
00:10 Sand table animation, plan of attack on Liege Luttich, Belgium, point of initial attack being Fort Eben Emael in Belgium. The River Meuse and the Albert Canal with their fortifications. Also shown are the six Allied lines or defense. First Line – The Ijssel Position. Second Line – The Grebbe Position. Third Line – The Meuse Position. Fourth Line – The Peel Position. Fifth Line – The Willem Canal Fortifications. Sixth Line – The Albert Canal Fortifications.
01:06 German assault and shock troops use rubber boats with ladders to cross River Meuse under fire. Mechanized German infantry and German infantry on bicycle cross River Meuse over bridges not destroyed. German soldiers fight street-by-street. German infantry fords stream; German infantry mortar crew fire. German Engineers Assault Party of 17 men cross the Canal to enter the fore-field of outside fortification No. 4 of Fort Eben Emael. German Engineer mounts the concrete cupola of fortification No. 4 and places heavy TNT. charge with time fuse in ventilation slot of the giant pill-box. Five seconds later the explosion. Sand table animation, importance of fortification No. 4. Flame throwers in operation against the auxiliary out-forts of Fort. No. 4. Belgium soldier with white flag in front of entrance of Fort Eben Emael.
04:18 Several scenes, Belgium prisoners walk to rear. Sand table animation, scheme of attack to cross Albert Canal on broad front. German shock troops in rubber boats cross the River Rhine. German heavy tanks fire across river, explosion hit can be seen on other side. Shows German tanks crossing bridge. Several scenes show German combat contingents on the move. Sand table animation, scheme of how parachute troops attack and hold the Moerdijk Bridge until arrival of other troops.
06:54 Dutch Military Commander of the City of Rotterdam accompanied by one Dutch soldier carry white flag and one German Parlamentari translator walks past camera and crosses undamaged Moerdijk Bridge. Interior of Armistice negotiations, Dutch officers seated at a table with German Colonel Gen. Von Bock. Several scenes, Dutch soldiers led back to rear as prisoners.
07:49 Animation, favorable tactical situation of fact that River Rhine Estuary is in German hands. Short scenes, light, medium and heavy German tanks advance. Pan shot, German Panzer formations assembled in attack groups in their concentration areas behind the lines. Crews resting, eating, digging slit trenches. German anti-tank gun and field communications set in operation. Zero hour and tanks on the move. German mechanized infantry with personnel carriers in attack under fire. Medium tank attacks. Scenes, street fighting in Belgium towns and villages. Shows burning Allied tank.