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Destruction of Warsaw, Poland

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.252.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0612 | Film ID: 301

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    Destruction of Warsaw, Poland

    Overview

    Description
    Examines the destruction of Warsaw by the Nazis during September 1939 and the efforts of the Polish underground to rebel. Includes scenes of Warsaw before and after the German invasion, including views of the Jewish ghetto.

    Under siege in 1939 cityscape smoke rising. Germans shelling. People running through scarred city street. VS of destruction. German troops and vehicles advance along road. Smoke rising from city square. Dead horses on their sides, men cutting meat off of horses, horse skeletons in street. Polish and German officers at surrender ceremony in bus. Occupation and ruins. Various activities of underground, man on his knees in tunnel, firearms, man setting type and running press, printed pamphlets, German poster announcing executions. Men pasting anti-Nazi posters, results of acts of sabotage, wrecked bridges and trains. Destroyed remnants of ghetto. Large cardboard cartoon figures of Hitler hoisted onto wall and lamp post and underneath "Nur fur Deutsch." Newspaper headlines telling of beginning of 1944 uprising.
    Film Title
    Tale of A City
    Duration
    00:10:17
    Date
    Event:  1939-1944
    Locale
    Warsaw, Poland
    France
    Netherlands
    Belgium
    Credit
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
    Contributor
    Producer: Polish Army Film Unit

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Documentary.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Fair
    Time Code
    02:28:57:00 to 02:39:14:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 301 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 301 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 301 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 301 Video: One Inch - NTSC
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 301 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 301 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 301 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 301 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    Public Domain
    Conditions on Use
    To the best of the Museum's knowledge, this material is in the public domain. You do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this material.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the National Archives and Records Administration in March 1992. The footage was obtained as research for the Museum's Learning Center.
    Note
    Commentary by James McKechnie.
    See Story 1024, Film ID 929 for duplicate footage.

    Copyright permission received from USIA. May need to contact the Imperial War Museum (PM note- August 1991)
    Copied From
    35mm FGMC; b/w
    Film Source
    United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Motion Picture Reference
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 0312
    Source Archive Number: 306.210
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 22:02:39
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