US army in Dachau; Germans flee Russian army
- Event Date
- 1945 April
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
(LIB 6069) 20th Armored Division, Dachau, Germany, April 1945. CU, sign: "Stadt Dachau." RVs, MS, M-24 tanks and vehicles of 20th Armored Division followed by infantrymen on foot enter city. Seq: Released Russian prisoners, civilians and soldiers rush to greet US soldiers. Short scene, German prisoners march through streets followed by US MPs in jeep. MCU, Russian soldier speaking with two US soldiers. VS, large group of slave laborers in courtyard of concentration camp. VS, US infantrymen attached to the division cautiously advance thru broken fences, backyards and across fields.
(LIB 6070) Germans flee from Russian Army, Grimma, Germany, April 26, 1945. LSs, CUs, large groups of German civilians, soldiers and a few released Allied prisoners of war crossing a wrecked bridge over the Elbe River and coming into US lines. VS, German civilians on East Bank of Elbe waiting to cross.
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