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Russians/Bridge at Elbe River

Film | Accession Number: 2006.217.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0665 | Film ID: 308

LS, the Mittellandkanal bridge across the Elbe River, supports of former bridge visible above water. Pan right to houses of village in trees along river. 01:12:02 LS across expanse of new wooden bridge built by Russians. Another shot across river to location of old bridge. Pan right to entryway of new bridge complete with carved wooden spires. Heads of two soldiers visible. 01:12:27 MCU shot of Russian and American officers. Three Russian soldiers lean over railing of bridge. LS angle to bridge, pan right along its length to other side and MS of Russian and American officers talking. 01:13:08 LS across river. MS of six Russian soldiers clustered together leaning against bridge railing. LS straight down length of bridge to other end as a couple of soldiers walk along it. 01:13:33 MLS group of trucks stopped along road, lead truck flying red banner. There are Russian military walking around the trucks (containing people and trees/shrubs in truckbeds). 01:13:53 MS of young men and women in civilian clothing standing in lead truck. CU of young man in cap. 01:14:01 LS of this same convoy, then MLS of same.

Event:  1945 May
Production:  1945 May
Elbe River, Germany
Torgau, Germany
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of the Family of Anthony S. Brooke
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:02:40
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