• Short Summary

    Life in occupied Berlin.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "BERLIN DIARY".

    Berlin, Germany.

    Scenes of large buildings blazing during an R.A.F. raid on Berlin. Scenes of destruction on the morning after the raid of Berlin. Travelling shots of the streets showing destruction with burnt out tram cars in centre of street.

    Large bus queues in Berlin. People boarding a German bus.

    Berlin women clearing rubble using the chain method. Group of German women seated on a German antiaircraft gun. Children playing on smashed antiaircraft gun.

    Organ grinder playing in street receiving money from a girl. People walking past gutted buildings. People seated at tables in a cafe in the Charlottenburg. Large gathering of people outside a German cafe.

    Crowds at a German race meeting. Close up shot of the three Red Army girls. A trotting race in progress. Close up shot of Red Army girl and Red Army soldier together. Several shots of the people at the races.

    Dehydrated potatoes being issued to Berliners. A woman is seen cutting ration coupons from a ration book. Cash being exchanged for purchase of dehydrated potatoes.

    Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery shaking hands with Red Army Marshal Zhukov and Marshal Rokosovsky (Rokosovski). Monty investing Zhukov with the G.C.B. The two shake hands.

    Major General Lyne, Governor of British occupied Berlin, taking the salute at the march past of the British garrison. Artillery guns driving past saluting base. Huge painting of Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin (Yalta Conference) with British soldiers sitting beneath it. More shots of the British mechanised units at parading. A large group of children seated on the gun of a German 'Tiger' tank watching parade. More shots of the Army RAF and Navy troops marching.

    American President Harry Truman and U.S. Secretary of State James Byrnes landing at Antwerp from the cruiser "Augusta" on their way for the big three conference in Berlin. Close up shot of Truman and Byrnes seated in a car. Car drives off.

    Close up shot of General Dwight Eisenhower at Brussels airport. Several shots of the president Truman with army chiefs. Truman and army chiefs boarding Roosevelt's former Skymaster plane. Panning shot of Skymaster taking off.

    Winston Churchill disembarking from Skymaster at Potsdam. Monty and Zhukov are there to greet him. Service chiefs Admiral Cunningham, Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke and Chief of RAF Sir Charles Portal arriving at Potsdam. Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden arriving at Potsdam.

    Various shots of Churchill with daughter Mary and large group of men tours the ruins of Berlin. Churchill visits the spot where Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun died.

    The flags of UK, USA and USSR flying from a Conference hall where the big three meeting is taking place. Various shots of the villa and its grounds.

    Churchill and Truman walking down the stairs. They stop and shake hands - posing for press. Delegates entering he conference room with a large round table in the middle. Several shots of Churchill chatting with Joseph Visarionovich Stalin.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:01:00 / 01:29:54:00

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