A. Fokker films: von Richthofen’s “Flying Circus”, WWI aces

Various locations and dates, probably N. France and Belgium, between Autumn 1916 to September 1918. Contains activities of Jagdgeschwader 1 (the Red Baron’s “Flying Circus”), comprising Jagdstaffel (Jasta) 4, 6, 10, 11, which was commanded by Manfred von Richthofen (MvR) until his death April 21, 1918 in a Fokker Dr.1. Hermann Goering became CO of […]

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Aerial views of war-damaged Germany along the Rhine from U.S. Air Force plane

Aerial views of Germany and Belgium from USAF airplane. Snow-capped mountains. INT plane with male pilot (US soldier) chewing gum, controls. CU passenger (US soldier & presumably the cameraman). More aerial views, including Liege, Belgium, the city of Cologne, Rhine River, smokestacks, farmland, railroad tracks, the Cologne Cathedral, and castles along the Rhine. 01:07:48 Passenger […]

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Frieders travel home via China

The Frieder family stops over in Hong Kong (like the brief shot in Tape 2956 at 00:02:46) – Corinne and the children ride in rickshaws, locals in the street. The Frieder family tours a park with massive Buddha statue. More street scenes with locals. 01:08:52 Rickshaws with the Frieders. Crowds next to a large docked […]

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Liberation: Germany; Czechoslovakia: Soviet and American Armies

VS, high angle, woman in an overcoat walking down street, man in U.S. Army uniform holding a box, walking down street. Two separate shots of the woman walking. Cut to VS, pan of sky and clouds, for a brief moment a small plane is visible, flying low. Plane on an airstrip, the man in Army […]

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Sightseeing in France: Paris & Versailles

Title: “Streets of Paris. Cafes on the Champs-Elysees. Arc de Triomphe. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Place de la Concorde.” Sightseeing in Paris, including street scenes, cafe with red tables and chairs, Arc de Triomphe, Eternal Flame for Unknown Soldier (WWI) with wreath and flowers, French police, Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde, statues, cars […]

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Neubiberg Air Force Base

Neubiberg Air Force Base (9 km south of Munich). Pan (L to R) of truck trailer with “Camel Caravan to Berlin” painted on side, Fire Department, airport tower, sign “Field Elevation – 1800 ft”, hangar. Small airplanes line grassy field. Airplane moves along runway, seen from inside plane with controls, view through windshield. Aerial views […]

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Postwar destruction in Germany

Aerial views of a German city, probably Stuttgart, along the river with collapsed bridges and bomb sites. Pan of the twisted metal of bombed rail cars and railroad tracks. VAR shots of massive destruction and rubble. 01:09:30 CU, “Photographieren Verboten!” sign. Soldier talks to a woman on a bike, gesturing and trying to show her […]

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Airship

Views from INT airship. Aerial shots of rivers, countryside, lakes. 01:03:49 Group of boys looking out observation tower windows. More aerial views. Night scenes, lights. Car driving on highway (NJ 40 N). People gathered to greet airship landing in Lakehurst, NJ at Naval Air Center. Many wearing white caps, together holding a large metal pole. […]

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Various touristic views of Nazi Germany

COLOR. Outdoor cafc with red awnings. Airplane at airfield, hangar, swastika on tail. Shots of a small town built into the mountains. Sign for a guesthouse, “Gasthaus Braeuerei…Phillipp Sturdorf”. Pan up to a castle overlooking the town, probably Lahneck Castle. Large Nazi flag hanging from “Hotel Turm”. Another view of the castle. Narrow streets, corridors. […]

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