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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51st Field Hospital at camp, visiting ruins, and advancing into Belgium or Germany

Two women sunbathe, while other personnel of the 51st Field Hospital relax at camp, either in Belgium or Germany in early fall 1944 [The 51st Field Hospital entered Belgium on September 9 and Roetgen, Germany on September 16]. Beatrice digs a foxhole. A soldier plays a violin and sings by a foxhole. 01:15:21 51st Field […]

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US Army soldiers on Omaha Beach, France

MS, parade of soldiers in naval uniforms march through city streets (unidentified army) carrying rifles. An awning sign reads: “HAMILTON and BELL.” Another store sign reads: “HUINS.” To the left, a banner hangs from a window: “SOLDIER TO SOLDIER” with drawings of a marching soldier on either side of the banner. A different group of […]

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American nurses sightseeing in England

Beatrice and some military personnel stand in Trafalgar Square in London. The 51st Field Hospital arrived in England in March 1944. Nelson’s Column, the bronze lions, and crowds feeding pigeons are visible. A sign says, “Let our savings speak for us. Carry on London. Salute the soldier.” on the base of the column. 01:03:47 Buckingham […]

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Children eat and play on the terrace with their parents, prewar Poland

The two children eat at a small table out of bowls. Nurse, and Thomas’s mother Nelly sit and watches them eat, often correcting what could be considered early table manners. Hanna runs around with a wooden cane. The children play with fake cigarettes. They then are given buckets and watering cans by Hanna’s mother Ella. […]

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Lieberman family babies in prewar Poland

Two babies, Thomas and Hanna, in a playpen. Nurse. Hanna’s parents, Ella and Benedikt, play with her as she tries to drink out of a mug. They pose for the camera. New people surround Hanna, including Ella. A woman named Helena dressed as a nurse helps out, assists Hanna to walk. Multiple shots of the […]

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Children bathe and play outdoors; Benedikt and Ella wade in a cold river; Hanna scoots around

The two children, Thomas and Hanna, are in the wash tub, playing and splashing. Hanna gets out and is put into a little robe, which she quickly loses after the nurse empties the tub and flips it over. They play on top of the overturned wash tub. Now dressed, they are carried around by their […]

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