This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

    Shots of Himmler's corpse and phial of poison he used to commit suicide.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Death of Heinrich Himmler, head of SS, Luneburg, Germany.

    Himmler commits suicide by poisoning whilst under arrest. L/S of the room. M/S of Himmler's corpse lying on the floor, half covered by blanket. C/U his face (moustache shaved as a disguise to elude arrest). A British soldier stands guard. C/U phial in which he secreted the poison. L/S the house in Luneburg in which he was held prisoner.

    Date on dope sheet is 04/06/1945. Cuts from 45/45.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    2411.05
    Media URN:
    66836
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:45:00 / 01:22:05:00
    Canister:
    UN 1778 C

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Himmler died on 23 May 1945.

    The poison referred to was potassium cyanide.

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment