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    This material was originally in vault 3E1.

    Compilation of material featuring the last days of World War II in Berlin - could be Russian propaganda material.

    C/Us of French (and possibly also German) passports and identification papers. IG Farben logo over the word "Profit" repeated many times. The differences between profits made in 1932, 1936, 1939 and 1943 are shown. C/U of pile of human bones. Panning shot of a landscape which is littered with bones. Pile of human bones. Russia - soldier looks through binoculars from the balcony of a Russian building. Various shots of Russian peasants moving through snowy landscapes on strange carts pulled by horses. They are almost like little homes on carts with roofs and chimneys. Long line of people - refugees presumably. Goering and some colleagues walk towards the camera. He stands and talks to another officer. German soldiers climb down from trucks. Various shots of army manoeuvres, tanks, artillery firing, buildings being fired at, bomb damage, etc. Panning shot of dead bodies. C/Us of dead soldiers. C/U of Goering making the Nazi salute. He shakes hands with a very young Nazi in uniform. C/U of the boy speaking. Shot of planes leaving trails in the sky. A family walks through bomb damage. Queue of people going into air raid shelter. Interior of air raid shelter. C/U of baby sleeping in shelter. C/U of aeroplane propellor. C/U of man inside aircraft operating a gun (?) Aerial night shot of bombs exploding on the ground. Bombs show up as very bright lights. M/S of mother carrying her child through bomb damaged street. M/S of women with bandaged faces walking through war torn streets. Two people stand looking at smoking ruins of a building. A man is helped out of ruins of a building. C/U of back of a woman who stands crying in front of a bombed and probably looted shop. German soldier looks into the shop. C/U of a chalk written sign - in German. L/S of bombed street with bodies lining the pavement. C/U of Goebbels (?) and colleague in a car driving through the bombed streets. Various shots of people moving their possessions and walking through the streets. Continued.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:09:00 / 01:16:54:00
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  • Appears in...

    War & Revolution Religion & Politics
    Long March Soldiers Faces (Ep.3) Smoke (Ep.6) Red Army Enters Berlin Battle for Berlin Berlin 1951 Family Walking WW2: Military Campaign Russia WW2: Military Campaign Russia
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Two high-ranking Germans have been mixed up in the text for this clip.....

    "Goering and some colleagues walk towards the camera" - that's not Goering, it's Joseph Goebbels.

    "C/U of Goebbels (?) and colleague in a car" - that isn't Goebbels, it's Hermann Goering.

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