General McNarney opens bridge named after General Patton. Cologne, Germany.
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Opening of Patton Bridge by General McNarney in Cologne.
CU shots of destroyed Cologne bridge over the river Rhine. LS steel and wooden bridge constructed by the British authorities. CU as British soldier presents arms whilst German policeman stands in background. CU General McNarney, Commander in Chief American occupation forces inspecting British guard of honour. CU British Royal Engineer member of the guard of honour.
CU as German officials and Bishop watch the ceremony. CU's as the General opens the bridge. CU archway to bridge with inscription 'Patton Bridge' and bearing the four stars of the American General. LS Cologne Cathedral taken from moving car as it crosses bridge. CU General McNarney saluting launches as they go under bridge. LS's landing craft sailing under bridge.