Postwar Europe: destruction; burial; Berchtesgaden

Home movies filmed during the liberation of Germany. Chicken in grass. Milt Ramoy talking, with Earl Soltan, a German woman, and other soldiers. Milt with a typewriter. 03:59:24 Bombed rubble of German village, remains of buildings. LS, field, convoy of military vehicles. Tank traps built by the Germans line the fields to prevent US tanks […]

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11th US Armored Division Advances

The 11th US Armored Division’s advances through England, France, and Germany. Includes scenes of burning villages, surrendering enemies, tanks in fields.;Black and white: US Army headquarters in England, pan of buildings. Skyline, factory, US soldiers on boat. Woman bicycling on path. LS, from train, Southhampton waterfront, warehouses, Cherbourg harbor, countryside. 01:03:45 Handing cigarettes and candy […]

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Mauthausen liberated by 11th US Armored Division

The 11th US Armored Division’s advances through Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Austria. Includes scenes of surrendering enemies and the liberation of Mauthausen.;Color: Countryside from moving tank. Liberation of German town: flames, civilians, some waving white flags, church. Views of German civilians from tank as US army passes through, 2 men with armbands carry a Red Cross […]

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US Army medical unit conducts target practice and eats

American soldiers (US Army) in an open field for target practice. The unit’s medical truck is visible in the BG, identifiable by the large red cross on the side of the truck. VS of the members of the unit shooting guns, setting up targets, sorting ammunition, talking, etc. The soldiers take a break: CU of […]

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Dachau at liberation; death train; SS bodies

CU, “Muenchen Dachau” sign. MS, statue with sparse trees and a train car behind it. Soldiers look into the death train discovered by American troops on April 29, 1945. The train consisted of 30 rail cars with nearly 5,000 prisoners who had been evacuated from Buchenwald in the last days of the war. Soldiers guard […]

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Postwar destruction; liberation of Dachau; DPs going home

***The clip that is viewable online is a selected excerpt from the complete story – timecode 06:06:27 to 06:15:14.***;8mm color and b/w motion pictures taken by Dr. Myron E. Greene (a dentist) during his five years in the Army. His unit took over Dachau from the 45th Div. at noon on April 29, 1945.;Scenes showing […]

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Liberating, providing aid to survivors at Buchenwald

US Army assisting survivors of Buchenwald and shots of the dead and dying.;MS Ambulance with Red Cross drives through gate into camp compound, past brick building labeled 59, many GIs walking around, can see several other same kind of brick buildings. 1:01:17 MCU some kind of entryway past brick wall manned by GIs thru which […]

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Dead and dying at Dachau

Closeup footage of the dead and dying in Dachau.;1:03:36 MS pan of bodies in small room. Some clothed, some not. CU of hand clutching ribbon. Pan back over same bodies. CU of some of dead. 1:04:05 MS of room in brick building bodies piled in long narrow space between two concrete partitions. CU of dead […]

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Liberation of Buchenwald

US Army and Lowell Thomas at Buchenwald camp just after liberation, torture devices simulated, corpses stacked in truck, pile of ashes, captured German POWs. Shot by Dick Ham, US Army Signal Corps.;Landing at Eschwege airfield, two oxen-pulling carts as Red Cross jeep passes on the road. CU of “Berlin” and “Dresden” road marker. MS civilians […]

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