A WWII Nazi combat film cover German military campaigns in Belgium, Holland and France with iconic scenes of German Heavy Tanks ford rivers, France Surrenders, German Armor looking over English Channel and more.
0:11 MS, two heavy German tanks is ferried across River on pontoon ferry. MS, German heavy tank fords shallow river. CU, German General Kluge greets officer. German soldiers eat and rest. MCU, armored force park. CU, German Staff Officers in front of maps on table under shade tree. CU, artillery fire direction plans for light, medium and heavy fire as preparation for attack. Animation shows plan of attack on fortified Hill No. 505 near Sedan. Actual covering of Hill No. 505 by all calibers of artillery. CU, heavy artillery fire.
03:27 Wire obstacles called Spanish riders. Advance after cessation of artillery fire engineer shock troops and a Panzer division with assault guns l05mm Howitzers, self-propelled artillery moves in for attack. French defenders of Hill No. 505 fire their guns. German tanks attack; tracer ammunition fires, burning buildings and wrecks. German soldiers frisk French prisoners, long pan to French prisoner of war POW camp.
05:21 French General Henri Giraud leaves a German Junkers Transport plane salutes the German Officers and surrenders. Animation, Rommel’s breakthrough to Abbeville, France. Rommel’s Armored Force and fast troops followed by Cavalry and Infantry on their way to the channel coast at Abbeville, France. German infantry moves through destroyed French towns and villages. German field artillery in street fights in Abbeville, France. CU, German Colonel General Von Bock walks into lens, salutes.
09:16 MCU, assembly of German tanks on high cliffs and pan to coast of the English Channel. Animation, Allied attempt to avoid the Dunkirk evacuation by counterattacking Arras. British and French artillery in action. CU, French heavy tank pulls a disabled Bren gun carrier through a shell ditch in spectacular action. MCU, British light tanks in very fast advance. German heavy artillery action includes siege artillery. Allied tanks under fire.