Dachau; US military advance in Germany and Belgium

(black and white) LS of a field surrounded by wire fencing, inmates moving about, a watch tower is visible in FG, it is difficult to discern where these inmates are as the people are not very visible in LS. Large open field with mountains in BG. Plane flies overhead. Camera pans to road, two women […]

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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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US Army 31st Tank Battalion soldier’s wartime movies in Europe and Washington, DC

Silent amateur footage taken by Stephan Minovich, a US Army soldier and member of the HQ 31st Tank Battalion. Footage shows homefront scenes in Minovich’s hometown of Washington, DC with his wife and family, wartime scenes in England, Germany, and possibly France and Czechoslovakia circa 1944-45, and the liberation of a concentration camp.;Minovich family posing […]

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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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Skiiers; US army maneuvers; West Point

Skiers on a slalom course, a crowd is watching. This is a race, or competition of some sort as all the skiers are wearing large race numbers on their vests. VS, skiers taking the chair lift up to the top of the slopes. 01:02:04 Oceanside, there is a small wooden dock that juts out from […]

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David Glick’s trip to WWI battle sites in France in the late 1920s

EXT, VS of unidentified town in France, in the vicinity of Verdun, France. Horses and carts pass by, townspeople move about the streets. Three Americans (David Glick, his wife, and an unidentified woman) standing in front of a monument and memorial to the fallen in World War I. The monument is in a town square, […]

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The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – Trip to Europe and the USSR (1971)

This home movie captures scenes of a trip Father Emil Wesselsky of Shiner took to Europe and the Soviet Union in 1971. The footage includes stops in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Saint Petersburg, Moscow, and both East and West Berlin. Of note are images at the end of the film when Father Wesselsky documents the Berlin Wall.

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