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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Eva, Hitler, wedding of Eva’s sister, Christmas, children

Reel 5 of the private motion pictures of Eva Braun (Seized Enemy Records).;COLOR. Title: “Ausflug zum Kehlstein.” [Excursion to Kehlstein] Nazi flag reflected in headlight of Mercedes automobile (short).;05:01:29 B/W. Car traveling on mountain road, group admiring scenery, taking pictures. Market, carnival. Group of actors filming “Der laufende Berg” in the Bavarian mountains. CU, actress […]

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Liberation of Dachau; Folk Festival in Czechoslovakia

EXT, U.S. Army medical unit loads supplies onto trucks for transport. Snow on the ground, soldiers in winter gear, VS loading large wooden crates. VS, the convoy of medical unit trucks travels over difficult terrain, dirt and mud roads, etc. MS, a truck dumps a large amount of rubble onto a dirt road, soldiers [and […]

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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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Destruction in Magdeburg

General views of destruction in Magdeburg. MS man walks bicycle past rubbled facade of buildings, pan left across street to more damaged building frames. MS of smashed streetcars. MCU tilt up damaged building frame, deep blue sky. LS through rubble strewn passage, large steel cylindrical structure in BG. 01:07:03 The Brabag “Gasometer” in Magdeburg. 01:07:14 […]

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Captured German POWs; camp victims and survivors

Mr. Dixon chronicles the progress of the 99th Chemical Mortar Battalion, primarily in Germany, includes captured German POWs, victims of concentration camp, and liberated former camp inmates most still in uniforms walking in line along the road.;Trip to Paris Arc de Triomphe, Tomb of Unknown soldier. Group shot of battalion commanders, army vehicles in snow […]

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Sam Rafel visits his hometown of Gombin in 1937

Footage depicts a 1937 trip to Gombin, Poland (123 km northwest of Warsaw) shot by Sam Rafel. All identifications are from the website of Ada Holtzman, a member of the Gombin Society. The first shot is a grainy, dark interior shot of a crowd of people. This might be the crowd that assembled for Sam […]

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