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    Material showing American soldiers patrolling in Germany and liberated prisoners of war.

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    Unissued / Unused material.


    Various shots American soldier looking at memorial. C/U memorial. L/S street, L/S big building, an American soldier guards it. C/U name of men on memorial. L/S big building, palace ? American soldiers walk away from it. M/S as American flag flies. Americans walk away from bombed building. Various shots of soldiers patrolling. M/S German building. C/U German eagle outside. Various shot of refugees (?) C/U one with bandaged hand. Red Cross people walk over bridge. M/S soldiers carrying injured and dead bodies on stretchers. C/U injured man. Various shots injured being attended to in windy street. Various shots as Red Cross and American soldiers talk to each other. American soldiers check papers. Various shots soldiers loading things into van. M/S missile with 'going home' written on the side. Various shots rockets and launchers, Americans examine them. Various shots of rockets being launched and fired. C/U as one is loaded. M/S as one is put on launcher. Various shots as they fire and stack bombs.

    Various shots allied soldiers. L/S people walking down street. M/S smiling prisoners of war who have been liberated. They talk and smile with American soldiers. L/S soldiers waving at camera. M/S as they chat, various shots happy liberated prisoners. M/S showing short rations (?). C/U's of liberated prisoners. M/S two people with crosses painted onto the back of their coats.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:10:00 / 01:43:17:00
    UN 1029 A

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    The footage is the work of at least four separate cameramen.

    The footage up till 02:19 is unidentified.

    At 02:19 a makeshift slate reveals that the footage following it was shot by a cameraman named as "Boyle", of the 168th Signal Photo Company.

    At 04:48 a slate identifies the footage following it as being shot by a cameraman named as "Bowen", again of the 168th Signal Photo Company. His material was shot on 31 March 1945.

    At 07:14 a further slate reveals the next cameraman to be "Guthals", once more of the 168th Signal Photo Company, and again on 31 March 1945.

    Finally, at 09:01 another slate identifies the final cameraman as "G. Meyer", this time of the 166th Signal Photo Company. His material too was shot on 31 March 1945.

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  2. seamushk says

    The scenes include views of the New University of Heidelberg. The memorial stone being examined by a US soldier commemorates the philantrophy of rich Americans in founding the university in 1931. The octangonal tower seen in some scenes is part of Heidelberg Castle.
    The U.S. Army (63rd Infantry, 7th Army) entered the town on March 30, 1945.
    (The Nazi-Art eagle and the motto 'Dem Deutschen Geist' were removed. The old motto 'Dem Lebendigen Geist' was restored)

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