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Troops meet at Torgau; Buchenwald, German civilians; German planes destroyed; rations

Film | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2126 | Film ID: 850

Aerial shots. 08:03:21 Torgau, Germany. High military personnel, generals. Soviet and American soldiers seated outside at banquet, chatting, talking, dancing with each other (accordion player). Soviet flag. Big group of men. Three soldiers in front of "East Meets West" sign. CU, three soldiers. Street scene, red and white banner in Russian and English "Long Live The Victory of...." Alliance with America, British, and Soviet flag. Pan of soldiers. CU, soldiers in street with two women, chatting and flirting. Soldiers milling around field. Shell. MS, LS river, soldiers rowing boats. "East Meets West" sign, two soldiers grasping hand. Camera slate: "Mainzer (cameraman) / SFP 186 / Buchenwald / Roll MM-10 / 4-16-1945". At Buchenwald concentration camp, German civilians and MP leaving building. Closeup of crowd (backs to camera), standing, then milling about. Three soldiers arm in arm, different angle, shaking hands. 08:09:50 The soldier in the center with helmet and glasses is combat cameraman Captain Ellis Carter. Soldiers with women. Jeeps crossing bridge. Civilians. Wreckage of German plane and hangar. CU on plane. Jeeps crossing wrecked area (various shots). Aerial of planes. Wrecked plane. Soldiers in long coats receiving rations. LS, line formations. CU, line.

Event:  April 16 and 25, 1945
Buchenwald, Germany
Torgau, Germany
Elbe River, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:05:18
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