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George Stevens World War II Color Film Collection

Film Collection
Collection Summary
During World War II, George Stevens joined the U.S. Army Signal Corps and headed a film unit from 1943 to 1946 under General Eisenhower. His unit shot 16mm color film documenting D-Day, the liberation of Paris, and the meeting of American and Soviet forces at the Elbe River, as well as horrific scenes from the Duben labor camp and the Dachau concentration camp. Stevens helped prepare the Duben and Dachau footage and other material for presentation during the Nuremberg Trials. In 2008, this footage was entered into the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as an "essential visual record" of World War II.
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Liberation at Duben

Film | Accession Number: 1992.261.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0660 | Film ID: 307

Date
Event:  1945 April 15
Production:  1945 April

Liberation at Dachau

Film | Accession Number: 1992.261.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0661 | Film ID: 307

Date
Event:  May 2-7, 1945
Production:  1945 May

US soldiers resting at campsite

Film | Accession Number: unknown | RG Number: RG-60.2678 | Film ID: 957

Date
Event:  1944
Production:  1944

First film documentary of the events of D-day

Film | RG Number: RG-60.1098 | Film ID: 2997

Date
Event:  June 6-9, 1944
First film documentary of the events of D-day

Fall of Paris, 1944

Film | RG Number: RG-60.1462 | Film ID: 2996

Date
Event:  August 17-24, 1944

American entry into Paris

Film | RG Number: RG-60.1463 | Film ID: 2996

Date
Event:  1944 August 25

Survivors at Dachau; service

Film | RG Number: RG-60.1464 | Film ID: 2996

Date
Event:  1945

Liberation in France; French collaborator

Film | RG Number: RG-60.1465 | Film ID: 2996

Date
Event:  1944?

Liberation of Paris, France

Film | RG Number: RG-60.1466 | Film ID: 2996

Date
Event:  August 8-24, 1944

St. Lo in ruins; German prisoners

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2679 | Film ID: 957

Date
Event:  1944
Production:  1944

Victory in St. Lo; rubble; US military parade; German prisoners

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2680 | Film ID: 958

Date
Event:  1944
Production:  1944

US Army liberates Paris

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2681 | Film ID: 958

Date
Event:  1944
Production:  1944

US Army kissing French girls; parade

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2682 | Film ID: 959

Date
Event:  1944
Production:  1944

Town square; monument & signs

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2683 | Film ID: 959

Date
Event:  1944-1945

US liberates French towns

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2684 | Film ID: 960

Date
Event:  1944-1945

Refugees; captured Germans; bombed towns; GIs; marching into Paris

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2685 | Film ID: 960

Date
Event:  1944-1945

Brussels garrison

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2687 | Film ID: 960

Date
Event:  1944-1945

Military vehicles; Christmas; devastated town

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2688 | Film ID: 961

Date
Event:  1944-1945

Russians meet Americans at Torgau; refugees

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2689 | Film ID: 961

Date
Event:  1945 April
Production:  1945

Russians meet Americans at Torgau; dancing

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2690 | Film ID: 961

Date
Event:  1945 April
Production:  1945

Stevens & Moffat at Elbe River

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2691 | Film ID: 961

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

German planes

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2692 | Film ID: 961

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

Damaged German planes

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2693 | Film ID: 962

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

German military hospital; liberated German town

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2694 | Film ID: 962

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

Captured German troops and GIs; airfield

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2695 | Film ID: 962

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

Liberation of Nordhausen; Red Cross; V2 rockets

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2696 | Film ID: 962

Date
Event:  1945 April 15
Production:  1945

German civilians; German troops; Elbe River bridge

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2697 | Film ID: 962

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

GIs firing mortars; German prisoners and weapons

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2698 | Film ID: 963

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

Americans meet Russians

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2699 | Film ID: 963

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

GIs; battered corpses; Dachau camp victims

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2700 | Film ID: 963

Date
Event:  1945 May 02
Production:  1945

Dachau at liberation; delousing; identifying German captors; religious ceremony

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2701 | Film ID: 963

Date
Event:  May 2-7, 1945
Production:  1945

GIs swimming; Brenner Pass

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2702 | Film ID: 963

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

Destroyed town in Belgium

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2703 | Film ID: 963

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

War destruction in Belgium

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2704 | Film ID: 963

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

Airplane takes off; destroyed German plane

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2705 | Film ID: 963

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

Airplanes

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2706 | Film ID: 964

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

US soldiers in uniform

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2707 | Film ID: 964

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

Bomb destroyed Europe

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2708 | Film ID: 964

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

US military inspecting weapons

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2709 | Film ID: 964

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

Makeshift military airport

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2710 | Film ID: 964

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

Touring Berlin, postwar

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2711 | Film ID: 964

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

Driving tour of postwar divided Berlin; Russian women

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2712 | Film ID: 964

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

Ship at sea

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3182 | Film ID: 965

Date
Event:  1944
Production:  1944

GIs visit pyramids; ships

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3183 | Film ID: 965

Date
Event:  1944
Production:  1944

American military parade; seaside town; GIs swimming

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3184 | Film ID: 965

Date
Event:  1944
Production:  1944

Foreign troops

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3185 | Film ID: 965

Date
Event:  1944
Production:  1944

Tanks in combat in seaside town

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3186 | Film ID: 965

Date
Event:  1944
Production:  1944

At sea, ships & landing craft

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3187 | Film ID: 965

Date
Event:  1944
Production:  1944

Still photographer shoots Stevens & camera crew on board ship

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3188 | Film ID: 966

Date
Event:  1944
Production:  1944

Landing craft; cameramen; on beach

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3189 | Film ID: 966

Date
Event:  1944
Production:  1944

Wounded soldier; US ships at dock

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3190 | Film ID: 966

Date
Event:  1944
Production:  1944

Liberation of French town; civilians; church

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3191 | Film ID: 966

Date
Event:  1944
Production:  1944

RAF airfield; US military advances

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3192 | Film ID: 966

Date
Event:  1944
Production:  1944

Destroyed town in France; dead German soldiers; campsite

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3193 | Film ID: 966

Date
Event:  1944
Production:  1944

Generals and medal ceremony; GIs resting at campsite

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3194 | Film ID: 966

Date
Event:  1944 July 04
Production:  1944

Fishing boats; African woman

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3195 | Film ID: 967

Date
Event:  1944

Dachau at liberation; Stevens

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3196 | Film ID: 967

Date
Event:  May 2-7, 1945
Production:  1945

Clearing rubble in Berlin; GIs

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3197 | Film ID: 967

Date
Event:  1944-1945

At leisure

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3198 | Film ID: 967

Date
Event:  1944-1945

GIs; German landscape

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3199 | Film ID: 967

Date
Event:  1944-1945

Sphinx; battle in desert; bazaar; fighter plane

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3200 | Film ID: 967

Date
Event:  1944

Traveling through the Alps

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3201 | Film ID: 967

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

Berchtesgaden; GIs relaxing at campsite

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3202 | Film ID: 967

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

Liberation of Czechoslovakia; refugees

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3203 | Film ID: 967

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

Refugees crossing bridge

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3204 | Film ID: 968

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

Dutch harbor and GIs with cameras

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3205 | Film ID: 968

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

Dutch civilians and GIs

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3206 | Film ID: 968

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

War destruction in the Netherlands

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3207 | Film ID: 968

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945

Dutch civilians; ferry boats

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3208 | Film ID: 968

Date
Event:  1945
Production:  1945
 
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