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  • Short Summary

    Harrowing pictures from inside Belsen concentration camp.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Belsen (Bergen-Belsen), Germany.

    British troops enter Belsen concentration camp. Various shots British infantry advancing across corn field and along a dusty track. L/S tank crossing a field.

    Various shots people collecting water from man-made pool using tin cans and bowls. Some wear striped uniforms of inmates. M/S two young inmates eating soup from same bowl. C/U dead body beside pool, people nonchalantly walk past. C/U dead body of man - killed by gun shot? C/U emaciated camp inmate holding up scraps of clothing, dead bodies lie on ground behind him. Various shots skeletal bodies on ground.

    L/S camp compound. Various shots people gathered around truck with loud speakers. M/S British troops driving through camp in truck, people wave. M/S people lying on ground - dead or dying. British troops give out soup.

    Various shots piles of dead bodies on ground - some naked, some decomposing, all extremely emaciated. Harrowing.

    Paperwork suggests these pictures were taken in April 1945.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2022.01
    Media URN:
    62425
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:03:00 / 01:05:06:00
    Canister:
    UN 1185 A

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