• Short Summary

    Allied troops enter Cologne, Germany.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "COLOGNE CAPTURED".


    Aerial shots of a shower of bombs falling down to Cologne, Germany. Aerial shots of clouds of bomb smoke rising from Cologne. Fairly near shot of a Lancaster aircraft exploding in the air after a direct hit.

    Close up shot of a white flag hanging from window in Kevalaer, Germany. Various shots of the Allied tanks and troops at the streets. Sign on wall "Heil Hitler". Close up shot of a poster of "Stalin's Proclamation to the German People". Various shots of German refugees returning to towns.

    Several shots of the tanks passing through Krefeld, Germany. Close up shot of a sign "Heil Hitler". Several shots of the soldiers and tanks at the streets. A column of captured Germans is seen.

    Long shot of Cologne cathedral taken through steel girders of Hohenzollern Bridge. Tracer shells flying in streets of Cologne. Houses collapsing in Cologne. German tank exploding and bursting in flame in street fighting. Several shots of the American troops and tanks advancing through Cologne. Close up shots of German propaganda posters on walls of houses in Cologne. More shots of the street fights in Cologne.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:48:00 / 02:00:45:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    The building seen on the right of the picture at 03:19 is the Romerturm, part of Cologne's Roman city wall.

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