1st Infantry Division / Liberation of Western Europe
Liberation of Western Europe Series - DVD - 70 Min. - $19.99
August 1944 - November 1944
World War II
Liberation of Western Europe Series Volume 1
This DVD about the 1st Infantry Division takes place in World War II during the Fall of 1944, Europe.
On August 16th, 1944 the 1st Infantry Division, also known as Big Red One, was assigned to VII Corps of the U.S. First Army. The division was assigned the responsibility of holding a portion of the southern flank of the Falaise-Argentan Gap.
1st Infantry Division History on Film
Our Series II DVD, Liberation of Western Europe begins here and concludes at the end of November 1944 as the 1st Division fights deeper into Germany after conquering Aachen. The contents of this video show the action as was recorded by the 165th and Signal Photo Company, during this historic operation. The military history footage in this video is intended to be strictly that of the 1st Infantry Division and only shows other unit footage when two or more units are intertwined. Combat Reels has researched and compiled all of this raw combat film footage, then reformatted it into the DVD format for your viewing pleasure.
1st Infantry Division DVD Highlights
Great for veterans, families, military historians, and military enthusiasts, this DVD has many different scenes of 1st Infantry Division soldiers.
See award ceremonies for men of the 1st Division receiving Bronze Stars to Distinguished Service Crosses. General Hubener and men look at monuments to soldiers of WWI as they liberate France and fight into Leige, Belgium. Next is the brutal battle of Aachen. See some of the toughest street fighting and combat inside a city as the 1st Division tackles its first large city. Enjoy the field service of Jewish faith near Brandt, Germany. Finally you see the division move into the Staats Forest and occupy Hamlich, Germany.
This combat film of the 1st ID contains scenes in:
Staats Forest, Germany
Bonus Footage: As a Special bonus enjoy some recently uncovered footage of D-Day Invasion not previously released in Series I, Invasion of Normandy DVD. Watch scenes of 1st Division men climbing down ladders and assaulting Omaha Beach, as well as Major Generals visiting 1st Div. HQ. in mid-July.
Order your copy today and enjoy these and many more up close shots of equipment, vehicles, weapons, uniforms, helmet markings, and of the faces of the men of the 1st Infantry Division themselves on these candid movie film reels of history, presented to you on popular DVD formatted video!