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US Army Air Force; Dachau; Munich destruction

Film | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2208 | Film ID: 852

MS, CUs four P-47s in flight. P-47s buzz countryside, pull up at airfield, in flight again. CU mechanic works on P-47 engine. MCU crew chief in cockpit of P-47. Crew chief uses air hose to clean engine. 10:06:25 Very dark shot with light inside an oven in Dachau crematory. CU tattooed prison number of Dachau inmate. CU man's sleeve is pulled up to show number tattooed on arm. CU painting of men hanging from arms as Nazi officials look on. CU painting showing forms of torture in Dachau. CU address and signature of artist. MS of Feldturnhalle in Munich with white lettering on side of building reading "Concentration Camp Dachau-Belsen-Buchenwald. I am ashamed that I am a German." (transl. of German) MS Nazi eagle and swastika. Bomb damage in building. MS bomb damage in vicinity of Munich square. MS Hitler's original brown house in ruins. MS sign and Nazi plaque on Feldturnhalle (plaque commemorates sixteen Nazi party members shot in 1923). MS bridge and buildings in Munich. MS bomb damage in Munich, including the Church of the Two Towers. CU crew chief paints insignia on side of P-47, "My Reverie." 10:11:48 MS as vast throng of airfield personnel pass camera, parked P-47s in FG and BG. 10:15:55 CUs, officer posing at airbase. 10:16:38 Aerial pan to Rhine River and destroyed bridge on Rhine. Shot of German prisoners dug into ground. Aerial view of Rhine River.

Event:  1945 May
Dachau, Germany
Munich, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-09-21 14:20:30
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