45th Infantry Division / Liberation of Western Europe
Liberation of Western Europe Series - DVD - 52 Min. - $19.99
July 1944 - October 1944
World War II
Liberation of Western Europe Series Volume 18
This DVD about the 45th Infantry Division takes place in World War II during the Fall of 1944, Europe. It contains both black & white and color footage.
10/24/2014 - This is a remastered and re-released DVD with 8 additional minutes of discovered footage.
On August 15th, 1944 the 45th Infantry Division, also known as "Thunderbirds", were assigned to VI Corps of the U.S. Seventh Army, with the assignment of participating in the invasion of southern coast of France in "Operation Dragoon" and would land at "Delta-Beach" near Sainte Maxime, France.
45th Infantry Division History on Film
Our Series II DVD, Liberation of Western Europe begins here and continues through to mid October 1944, when the 45th Division is visited by General Marshall. The contents of this video show the action as was recorded by the 163rd Signal Photo Company, during these historic operations. The footage in this video is intended to be strictly that of the 45th 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.
45th Infantry Division DVD Highlights
Great for veterans, families, military historians and military enthusiasts, this DVD has many different scenes of 45th Infantry Division soldiers.
The first clips show men of the 45th Division loading equipment and ammunition for the invasion near Naples, Italy. Next troops are launched from their transport ships and assault the beaches from their LCVPs. Soldiers continue to push inland to reach Rains, then cross the Durance River and then take the towns of Pertius, Manosque, and Apt, France. Next the 45th Moves through Bourg-en-Bresse and into Epinal, where they cross the Moselle River while engineers work on a Bailey bridge. Watch as 2nd Lt. Barfoot receives the Congressional Medal of Honor from General Patch. The series closes out with General Eagles and the 45th HQ being visited by Generals Marshall, Devers, Patch, and Truscott. Enjoy these close up shots of the actual locations the 45th Infantry Division fought for and occupied.
This combat film of the 45th ID contains scenes in:
Durance River, France
Original Release Date: 04/16/2010. Re-Release: 10/24/2014.
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 45th Infantry Division themselves on these candid movie film reels of history, presented to you on popular DVD formatted video!