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    Good footage of Allied soldiers moving through Germany during invasion of Europe.

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    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unknown / unclear.

    Man holds up card reading '30 April 45 - Hitler's Room Lansberg (?) Lansberger'.

    Several exterior shots of a large country house or stately home (Hindenburg?).

    Several shots of a prison and camp. Pan across the deserted and ruined camp with the fences lying on the ground. Interior shots of two soldiers looking in a prison cell with bars on the windows, a portrait of Hitler on the wall and a Nazi swastika flag hanging up.

    Allied tanks move along country fields and roads - in Germany? Mountains seen in the background. We approach a truck with its contents set on fire. Driving on through a town, German soldiers walk towards us with arms raised in surrender. Tanks travelling along country road break through a barricade of logs. German soldiers come walking across a field in surrender.

    Shots at a prison camp of inmates running towards camera, cheering and waving their hats in jubilation. Seem to be Allied soldiers. Armed troops make their way into the camp. Surrendering soldiers run along a road past a prison. Civilians look at dead Germans in the road. Pan along lines of German prisoners. German leader talks to Allied soldier.

    Soldiers wade across a river. L/S of soldiers crossing a bridge. Tank leads soldiers through a town. Tanks moving along country road.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:31:00 / 01:21:36:00
    UN 1178 C

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  1. Unknown user says

    The footage seen her was shot by Cameraman Nilo Olin, of the 163rd Signal Photo Company.

    "Hitler's Room Lansberg (?)" - this is a spelling mistake on the slate itself, it should read Landsberg.

    "a large country house or stately home (Hindenburg?)" - no, the building is Landsberg Prison, (the Hindenburg sign that can be seen is a street-marker for Hindenburg-ring).

    "Interior shots of two soldiers looking in a prison cell" - this is Adolf Hitler's cell from when he was imprisoned at Landsberg.

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  2. Unknown user says

    The footage between 07:00 and 07:12 is shot in the German town of Weilheim in Oberbayern. We see the Marienplatz square, with the Mariae Himmelfahrt church in the background.

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