5th Infantry Division / Liberation of Western Europe
Liberation of Western Europe Series - DVD - 83 Min. - $29.99
May 1944 - November 1944
World War II
Liberation of Western Europe Series Volume 8
This DVD about the 5th Infantry Division
takes place in World War II during the Fall of 1944, Europe.
On August 9th, 1944 the 5th Infantry Division, also known as "Red Diamond", was fighting in the XX Corps of the U.S. Third Army. The division was in the process of capturing or containing the city of Angers, France.
5th 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 5th Division is honored and given awards for the capture of the city of Metz. The contents of this video show the action as was recorded by the 166th and Signal Photo Company, during this historic operation. The military history footage in this video is intended to be strictly that of the 5th 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.
5th Infantry Division DVD Highlights
Great for veterans, families, military historians, and military enthusiasts,
this DVD has many different scenes of 5th Infantry Division soldiers.
The first footage found for the 5th ID was from Greencastle, England, in May, when Gen. Eisenhower makes a speech to men of the division. Then enjoy watching as the 5th Division enter and liberates Angers, France and the citizens celebrate. The division then pushes to Etampes, and Montereau, where they cross the Seine River. Next, watch as the city of Reims celebrates their liberation. Then watch as both men of the 5th Infantry and 7th Armored prepare to cross the Moselle River. See artillery units fire at Ft. Driant. View General George Patton as he visits and present awards to men of the division. Watch as troops enter and fight in the streets of Metz, and then the series closes with scenes of the division participating in the liberation parades of Metz. Many soldiers are given various awards.
This combat film of the 5th ID contains scenes in:
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
5th Infantry Division themselves on these candid movie film reels of history,
presented to you on popular DVD formatted video!
Originally released on 04/24/2009, we have remastered and re-released this DVD on 2/7/2014 with 15 more minutes of newly discovered footage and new research material.