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1945 “Laying Telephone Line in the Saar” Video

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The most of this video shares some great footage of a weasel, with the footage alternating between stringing telephone lines and zipping along flooded roads. It feels like the kind of story Ernie Pyle would write about. A jeep appears briefly near the middle of the video.

“Saar,Germany.

Clapper board: “3rd Army, 26th Division. ‘Weasel’ lays wire in flooded Saar valley. Camera: Lt. Elk, Feb. 9th 1945”.

Various shots three American soldiers driving around flooded area in jeep with caterpillar wheels (“Weasel”). A roll of telegraph wire hangs off back off vehicle, GI ties end of wire to tree, vehicle drives off leaving trail of telegraph wire. Various C/Us GIs stripping ends of wire to attach to tree.”

 

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