Black Marketeers arrested in Berlin & Austrian capitol Vienna starts rebuilding.
Berlin, Germany & Vienna, Austria.
German title reads 'Berlin / Wien: Gross - Razzia Gegen Schwarzen Markt'.
Several shots of the street scenes in Berlin, tanks and soldiers on the streets, heavily bombed buildings. Various shots of large crowd being rounded by the British military police during Black Market raid. Various shots of the policemen rounding, searching and arresting large groups of men and women. Two lorries with prisoners driving along street.
Title reads 'Wien Heute'.
Various shots of heavily bombed historic buildings in Vienna, Austria. Voiceover lists a number of the destroyed buildings, Urania, Opera House, Sports Centre, bridges across Danube, hotel Metropole, Prater, etc. Plaque on building wall with carved words of Adolf Hitler (Hitler speaking over this). Various shots of the explosions and the soldiers fighting. Various shots of the destruction and bombing of the town, street fights allied soldiers rounding German and Austrian prisoners, escorting them from buildings etc. Various shots of the symbols of the Third Reich coming down - eagles, swastikas, flags etc. Russian troops marching through Vienna. Austrian flag flying from building. Mass crowd on square cheering several elderly men - new government presumably. They shake hands with Russian officers. British soldier talking in camera in German. Various shots of the men and women working at rebuilding the country - rebuilding the houses, working in factories etc.
Note - date from the old file 10/01/1946. German vioceover. Two names found in the old record Frederick Smith and Dr Carl Renner, connected to Vienna story.