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History of 303rd Field Artillery

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.266.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0668 | Film ID: 310

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    History of 303rd Field Artillery

    Overview

    Description
    Col. Redding chronicles the progress of the 303rd Field Artillery, primarily in Germany, includes DPs, POWs, and camps for Russian and Polish refugees.

    Map of Marienbad. Footage of the spa town around May 5, 1945. Newspaper headlines: VE Day; "Churchill, King George Speak Today." GIs on lawn in front of hotel. Radio. Roads with released German POWs. Unit camps in field. Eating at table in field, setting up generator, setting up tents, writing home, boxing up souvenirs, kegs of beer come in. 12:26:16 Nuremberg Stadium, WS. (May 29 sent to Le Havre, France), Red Cross entertainment in field, canteen serves donuts.

    Left France on former cruise ship "Brazil", shots on deck. 12:31:00 (dawn views?) Arrive New York City harbor, view of Statue of Liberty, people waving, skyline. POV of NYC skyline soft against pinkish-gray sky, presumably dawn. 12:32:37 Uniformed men disembark.

    12:32:53 Refugees on road with bicycles and loaded carts. Field along road. MS Russian and Polish workers just released (DPs) in Germany, makeshift camps, food cooking, CU of women. Women and small child living in trench being surveyed by American soldier. MS refugees moving through city streets, large mass of displaced civilians clog road in Sudeten region as Czechs forced Germans out. LS camp set up in tree lined field. People in this camp. People set up camp at railroad station waiting for train going in direction they wanted. People in station and people resting on pavement just next to tracks. Women washing their feet. Red Cross soup kitchen in railroad car at Pilsen station to feed DPs including children, waiting in line for food.
    Film Collection Title
    Col. J.W. Redding Collection
    Duration
    00:18:39
    Date
    Event:  1945 May
    Production:  1945 May
    Locale
    Czechoslovakia
    Le Havre, France
    New York, NY, United States
    Germany
    Nuremberg, Germany
    Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of J.W. Redding
    Contributor
    Camera Operator: Joseph W. Redding

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Amateur.
    B&W / Color
    Color
    Image Quality
    Mixed
    Time Code
    12:19:55:00 to 12:38:34:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 310 Video: One Inch - color - NTSC
      Master 310 Video: One Inch - color - NTSC
      Master 310 Video: One Inch - color - NTSC
      Master 310 Video: One Inch - color - NTSC
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 310 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - large
      Preservation 310 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - large
      Preservation 310 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - large
      Preservation 310 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - large
      Preservation 310 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - large
      Preservation 310 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - large
      Preservation 310 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - large
      Preservation 310 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - large

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    Redding, COL Joseph W
    Conditions on Use
    Col. Joseph W. Redding is deceased and there is no next of kin to permit use for third parties. The Museum has made reasonable efforts and has not been able to identify and/or locate a copyright owner of this film. The Museum therefore places no restrictions on use of this material, but cannot provide any information to the user about the copyright owner. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used. If you have information regarding the copyright owner, please contact filmvideo@ushmm.org.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    Col. J.W. Redding sent a VHS tape consisting of 8mm film he shot during the war to the U.S. Army Military History Institute Audiovisual Archives at Carlisle Barracks, PA. It contains Col. Redding's voiceover narration. The original film footage has no sound. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum transferred one reel of Col. Redding's 8mm film to videocassette via John E. Allen labs in New Jersey in May 1992.
    Note
    Very good scenes of refugees, good quality.

    Col. Redding narrated a videotape of his 8mm film which provides additional details and context. It is available in Film and Video's wild collection.
    Copied From
    8mm orig color rev pos
    Film Source
    Redding, COL Joseph W
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 1056
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:54:07
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