Destruction of Warsaw, Poland
Examines the destruction of Warsaw by the Nazis during September 1939 and the efforts of the Polish underground to rebel. Warsaw 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, fires. Polish and German officers at surrender ceremony in bus. Occupation and ruins. Various activities of underground, man on his knees in tunnel, firearms, printing pamphlets, man setting type and running press, distributing pamphlets, German poster announcing executions in Lublin. Men pasting anti-Nazi posters, graffiti, still photographs. Wrecked bridges and trains. Destroyed remnants of ghetto. Large cardboard cartoon figures of Hitler hoisted onto wall and lamp post and underneath "Nur fuer Deutsch." Warsaw on fire, newspaper headlines in English telling of beginning of 1944 uprising. Flashbacks of prewar Warsaw.
- Film Title
Tale of A City
- Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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