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  • Short Summary

    Bodies are buried and survivors leave before Belsen concentration camp is burned down.

  • Description

    Unused / Unissued material. Destruction of Belsen concentration camp - Germany.

    Various shots as troops carry bodies and ill out of hut on stretchers and put them into vans. Various shots of people in hospital in beds. L/S of survivors in canteen set up by British army. M/S women survivors waving from truck. Bodies are taken off truck by German prisoners and taken to mass grave where they are laid next to each other. M/S doctor tending injured boy. More bodies carried out in blankets. Various shots of clergyman saying prayers over bodies in grave. M/S prisoners filling in grave.

    Various shots of survivors on truck. Various shots of funeral service and volley of shots fired over grave. L/S trucks leaving Belsen gates. Various shots of girls being fumigated. M/S group of girls and women chatting with allied soldier and laughing. C/U's women survivors laughing.

    Various shots as the empty huts are burned down. M/S's as survivors carry possessions onto trucks. L/S filled in grave, C/U sign in top reading 'Grave no. 7. Approx. 800, April 1945.' Various shots burning buildings at Belsen. M/S bulldozers going in to knock others down. L/S flattened smoking ruins of Belsen. M/S's Bren carrier flame throwers setting fire to huts, survivors watch. German prisoners carry out more bodies. Various shots of survivors getting their I.D. cards. C/U of one card. Various shots as survivors leave. L/S Belsen. L/S grave.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:10:52:00
    UN 1139 A

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