• Short Summary

    In wake of Nazi war criminal hangings, Pathe asks should we screen official film of executions.

  • Description

    Title reads: "October 16th 1946".

    Nuremberg, Germany.

    Aftermath of executions of Nazi war criminals tried at Nuremberg Trials.

    General exterior view of Nuremberg prison. Various shots of American officer entering a reinforced door with sign "Jugendarrest", he shows his pass to a guard. Various shots of gloomy corridors of cells in the prison. C/U of US Military guard looking through spy hole into cell of Hermann Goering. He then looks into cells of Joachim Von Ribbentrop and Arthur Seyss-Inquart.

    C/U of pile of letters written to Pathe News on desk of producer Howard Thomas. Narrator says: "... in the nations press and screens we asked for your opinion - should we show pictures of the hangings or should we not. Here are the first of your replies. Of the 980 letters addressed to Pathe News, London 950 said 'You must not screen the execution pictures'."

    L/S of prison exterior. C/U of church bell ringing.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1412.14
    Media URN:
    45980
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1946
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:24:00 / 01:15:26:00
    Canister:
    46/83

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