• Short Summary

    Russian propaganda material from the last days of World War II in Berlin.

  • Description

    This material was originally in vault 3E1.

    Compilation of material featuring the last days of World War II in Berlin - could be Russian propaganda material. There is some sound in the latter part of the film.

    M/S of a "Kaiserhof". Female prisoners of war walk with Russian soldiers who may be liberating them - the women smile. People are moved out of the concentration camp by horse and cart - prisoners are seen wrapped in blankets. M/S of an archway. C/U through railings of lots of dead bodies. Other shots of massive piles of bodies. Short shot of Nazi's on the march. * Sound from here - German commentary. Various shots of an army camp with guns being fired. M/S of an open backed lorry. A man throws out pieces of wood. Camera pans to show large pile of wood. L/S of tanks driving across a snowy terrain. Shots of Russian (?) troops walking through snow and looking through a sextant type device. Various shots of soldiers and tanks. Man walks towards the camera with his arms in the air - surrendering? C/S of armoured vehicle moving towards the camera with soldiers standing all over it. Man surrendering staggers towards a man holding a gun at him. C/U of three Russian soldiers. Various shots of tanks driving through snowy or sandy terrain. Russian soldier holds up rifle - C/U. He takes a shot. M/S of various soldiers. C/U of tank. L/S of German soldiers standing to attention. A medal is placed around one of the soldier's necks. C/U of the decorated soldier. Commander gives orders to another decorated soldier who turns and smiles - very pleased with himself. Various shots from a bunker in a snowy landscape. Manoeuvres. Men look through binoculars and speak on field telephone. M/S of soldiers emerging from a bunker. A Howitzer style gun is loaded with shells. Various shots of artillery including rocket launchers being fired. L/S of explosions. Shells and rockets being fired and their resulting explosions. C/U of Russian (?) naval officer looking through binoculars. Man in pith helmet looking through binoculars on bridge of an aircraft carrier. Continued.
    * Section from asterisk to end is repeated in pos. See following record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:55:00 / 01:20:27:00

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