Allied armored units enter Cologne, Germany as the city is ruined during World War II.
Allied troops advance towards Cologne in World War II, Germany. Map depicts Allied invasion of Western Europe and advance towards Germany. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister of UK Winston Churchill, and Soviet President Joseph Stalin meet at Yalta conference in Livadia Palace, Crimea, Russia. British Marshal Bernard Montgomery is seen consulting with General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Lieutenant General Omar Bradley. A group of American Sherman tanks firing their guns from a field. A building collapsing from shellfire. American troops firing truck-mounted machine guns equipped with huge enclosed drums of ammunition Glimpse of surrendering German soldiers running toward the camera. Barrages from rocket launchers. British soldiers running into a town with shells bursting and fires burning. An American soldier running behind two German soldiers he is taking as prisoners. US Army Air Forces P-47 aircraft diving to attack. View from cockpit of an aircraft flies through an explosion and fireball. Tanks and infantry advancing and firing. A U.S. P-51 fighter plane with white striped wings flies overhead. American troops riding in an M3 half-track. British soldiers manning a gun. Bombardier in a U.S. bomber bent over his bomb sight. View from aircraft of bombs bursting on the ground raising huge smoke clouds. More German soldiers running forward to surrender. Canadian soldiers moving forward through flooding waters. Canadian Commanding General Henry Crerar is seen with an aide. Canadian troops descending a hill into a town and fighting in the streets. Canadian troops firing mortars and artillery. American armor and infantry occupying a German suburb of Cologne. A woman hangs a large white flag from upper window of her house. Destroyed houses and German soldiers running with their hands held up. U.S. troops entering city of Cologne, with Cathedral in the background. Sherman tank moving toward the Cologne Cathedral. Location: Cologne Germany. Date: 1945.