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  • Short Summary

    Soldiers and civilians give up their weapons in German town, also shots of burnt out cars.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.


    Various shots people carrying radio equipment through streets. L/S and M/S people gathered around notices in the town. M/S notice concerning 'dissolution of Nazi party'. M/S as weapons are added to pile, watched by American soldiers. M/S American soldiers walking through streets. Various shots as more things are added to the pile. M/S pile of radios.

    M/S man with big rifle which has note attached to end, he adds it to pile. M/S burnt out car. Pan across other burnt out and abandoned German vehicles on road. Various shots more burnt out bombed vehicles. M/S field gun. M/S trucks, cars etc. M/S's dead horses laying next to gun carriages etc. M/S's men digging grave to bury horse in.

    Cataloguer's note: date on paperwork reads 24/3/1945.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:43:00 / 01:11:50:00
    UN 1188 C

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  1. Unknown user says

    The footage seen here was all shot by Fred Bornet, of the 163rd Signal Photo Company, on 24 March 1945.

    The material features the U.S. 42nd Infantry Division, AKA "Rainbow" Division.

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