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Bombing of Warsaw

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.252.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0619 | Film ID: 302

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    Bombing of Warsaw


    Aerial views of damage to Warsaw in 1939.
    3:10:56 Interior of plane, pilot's compartment, bombardiers seat, map. 3:11:25 AV Squadron and bomber in flight. 3:12:08 Intertitle: Fliegerbomben auf Warschau; AV City of Warsaw attacked, bombs being dropped, smoke. 3:12:50 MS Damaged factory building. 3:13:10 LS Civilians on city streets going by damaged buildings. Pass huge bomb crater. LS of top floor of building bombed in. 3:13:45 Intertitle: Brandbomben auf Warchau; AV Suburbs of Warsaw. Firebombed buildings, much flame and rubble. 3:14:09 AV (see plane's wing) Good view of city smoking. 3:15:02 shots of sky. 3:16:58 Closer AV of damage to city buildings. 3:17:14 Low AV damage in train yard. Reflection of pilot in glass. 3:18:20 Intertitle: Zahlreiche Deckungsgraben (Don Der Bevolkerung Nicht Benutjt); AV Bomb craters and some damaged parts of city. 3:18:39 AV of part of city and suburb that appear undamaged. 3:19:11 AV Warsaw completely covered in smoke, cityscape. Shadow of plane on the ground away from the smoke.
    Event:  1939
    Production:  1939
    Warsaw, Poland
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    03:10:56:00 to 03:19:32:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 302 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 302 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 302 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 302 Video: One Inch - NTSC
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 302 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 302 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 302 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 302 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Federal Republic of Germany. Bundesarchiv.
    Conditions on Use
    Researchers who wish to use this footage should contact the Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv at to sign a release, or submit the online request form at:

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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.
    Copied From
    35mm DNC (P)
    Film Source
    United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Motion Picture Reference
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 0319
    Source Archive Number: 242 MID 6087
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-07 12:07:05
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