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  • Short Summary

    Train held up in Russian zone by Berlin rail strike brings GIs and civilian family to Wansee.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unknown / unclear.

    First train into Wansee station in Berlin, Germany, since train jam caused by rail strike.

    American troops walk along railway track with train in background. M/S of American waving the train along; another walks by side of train. M/S of the engine passing with Americans riding on footplate. M/S of the first coach passing with American troops and civilians looking out of windows and waving at camera. Several shots of American soldiers climbing out of windows, throwing their baggage onto platform and climbing out after it. M/S of two soldiers leaving train by door.

    C/U of an American major phoning that the train has arrived at Wansee station. L/S of wagon being pushed out of station. C/U of goods truck passing camera. C/U of another goods truck passing camera with notice 'DR - USSR - ZONE.' Another goods truck with same label, going to Stettin. L/S of goods train. L/S of German workers pushing goods truck along.

    M/S of American soldier talking to lorry driver. L/S of coaches waiting to take the Americans to their camps. M/S of damaged window of station. American troops embarking on coach. M/S back view of the civilian family that was travelling on the train, leaving station. M/S of civilian family waiting for bus. C/U head shot of small girl of the family, wearing glasses. C/U of father holding toddler; pan up to notice - 'Wansee Berlin'. M/S of coach full of troops leaving. C/U of coach passing. C/U of car passing camera.

    Note: dope on file explains this train, carrying US soldiers and one civilian family was held up for 40 hours in the Russian zone due to the Berlin rail strike. Man riding on front of train walked ahead and changed each point as they went along.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:00:00 / 01:27:40:00
    UN 2143 E

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