• Short Summary

    Proof positive - MPS see horror of the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Belsen.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION - CAPTION - PROOF POSITIVE -

    CAPTION - MP SEES STARK HORRORS OF THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS - IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE OF
    GERMAN BESTIALITY

    Buchenwald, Germany: GBV M.P.'s and party walking thru camp. LV int. M.P.'s talking to sick prisoners lying on floor. SV sick prisoners lying on floor. SV M.P. talking to sick prisoners. Cu sick prisoner (very thin) answering questions. LV M.P.'s looking at wooden structure for hanging prisoners - Americans in b-g. CU showing used to hit prisoners. STV prisoners in a group - others in the distance. CU showing man with beaten face. SCU side view of starved old type prisoner. CU old can prisoner pan down to young boy. SV group of young boys.

    CU starved faces of young boy - others in b-g. SV M.P.'s making notes. SV pan showing starved bodies on ground with caved in stomach with number on it. LV prisoners opening furnaces. CU skeleton in furnaces. Long Semi view M.P.'s looking SCU pile of ashes and bones. SV M.P's picking human bones out of pile of ashes. SV M.P.'s looking at bones. CU human bones in M.P.'s hands. LV pile of bodies on lorry. CU pan bodies on lorry - M.P.'s making notes. SV pile of rotting bodies on ground pan up to M.P.'s (Mrs. Mavis Tate holding bottle of smelling salts.) SCU Mrs. Mavis Tate showing signs of emotion and smelling from bottle.

    Leipzig, Germany: GV burnt out area where hut once stood at Leipzig. LV bodies lying on ground. CU bodies lying on ground. CU escaped prisoner (following scenes show this prisoner explaining atrocities). SV prisoners explaining to men where hut stood and how it was burnt down with men inside alive. STV showing burnt bodies alongside electrified barbed wire. CU escaped prisoner showing emotion. SV burnt body beside barbed wire. SV showing burnt body tangled up in electrified barbed wire.

    Jena, Germany: LV escaped prisoners attacking Nazi in street near Jena. SV escaped prisoners bashing in windows.

    Gardelegan, Germany: LV and SV German civilians walking towards in lines with spades and packages. GV German civilians digging for bodies at Gardelegan. STV American soldier with gun directing German civilians digging. CU Germans pulling body out of trench. SV Germans pulling body out of trench. TV Germans carrying body to other piles of bodies. TV Germans digging out bodies in trench - Americans watching. SV dug out body in trench being laid on stretcher. GV Germans digging out trench - tan and lorry in b-g. (ORIG. DUPE. NEG.)

    Belsen, Germany: GTV camp at Belsen. LV prisoner (some women) walking past dead body on ground unconcerned. SV women sitting on bank in precarious state (one being very sick) and young prisoners walking past camera in a very dazed condition. GV pan naked dead bodies lying in field. STV mass dead bodies showing skin and bones. CU mass dead bodies showing skin and bones. GV big pit showing mass of dead bodies. SCU Joseph Kramer S.S. commandant of Belsen - British soldier on guard. CU Joseph Kramer S.S. commandant of Belsen - British soldier on guard. LV S.S. guards lined up with British troops at back keeping guard.

    Long Semi view showing girl and women guards walking out of hut. SV Women guards lined up. GV prisoners in camp. SV British soldier showing German cannon shell role in Red Cross lorry. CU British soldier showing German cannon shell hole in Red Cross lorry. SV British soldier pointing to cannon hole in back of lorry. CU British soldier pointing to cannon hole in back of lorry. SV British troops keeping guard and prisoners getting food and water. CU two young boys starved -- eating out of same bowl. SV very weak prisoner lying on ground drinking water slowly. LV dead bodies of starved prisoners - arrow pointing out one prisoner in background rolling over in agony and dying. SCU living skeleton among dead bodies. (ORIG. BLUE)

    BRITISH PARAMOUNT NEWS - END CAPTION


    ( * THE SEQUENCE BELOW NOT ON THIS CLIP** )

    GOOD SCENES:-
    ORIG.DUPE.NEG. & ORIG.BLUE

    LBV German civilians walking down roadway carrying spades and shovels. SCU civilians walking into camera with spades and shovels - American follows up in b-g. LV German civilians with dead bodies on stretcher to bury them - bodies laid out in f-g. Americans on guard. SV Civilians lifting body off stretcher and lays it alongside others. CUBV German civilians placing body beside others. black band round their arms.



    Germany; Prisoners of War; Ethnic Minorities; Personalities - Politicians; Nobility; Camera Effects
    Background: Proof positive - MPS see horror of the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Belsen.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA41HNDR8H1VQE8ZELSA1M7O0MX
    Media URN:
    VLVA41HNDR8H1VQE8ZELSA1M7O0MX
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1945
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:33:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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