Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research

Login

Register

Help

Skip to main content

Allied invasion and conquest of W. Europe; Belsen at liberation

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1988.184.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0356 | Film ID: 158

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward

    Allied invasion and conquest of W. Europe; Belsen at liberation

    Overview

    Description
    Miscellaneous excerpts:
    06:13:17 Parts of Reel 1, with an introduction, scenes of Nazis in power, and a map. German officers inspecting coastal defenses in France.

    06:14:15 Parts of Reel 9, POWs marching. Belsen prison camp is occupied, shows scenes of Nazi atrocities, corpses. Josef Kramer going on trial. Women yelling. Pan, Belsen with survivors, emaciated bodies, corpses. Mass pit; woman crying; woman holding soldier's hand. Voiceover of British soldier: "We'd taken the Belsen Concentration Camp. Uh...I'm not squeamish. I've seen amputations, operations, deaths, long before I went into the Army in 1941. I was a warden. I lost count of all the arms and legs I pulled out of the wreckage down in Croydon...Got quite used to it. But this was different...very different. I, I don't know any words big enough to make you understand what we all felt. All I can say...and I'm proud of this is...I had to fall out and be quite sick in the courtyard. As I say I'm...I'm not squeamish...but well I'm human and thank God for it." Trucks with Congress? visiting Belsen. More survivors. Voiceover of American soldier. Truck arriving at camp with potatoes, survivors grabbing for food (staged). Aerial shots of army advancing, transporting supplies. 06:16:27 Cut to brief scenes at conference tables as German leaders surrender. Cemetery. Aerial shots of tanks, fighting, map, at beach.
    Film Title
    The True Glory
    Duration
    00:05:44
    Date
    Production:  1945
    Locale
    Bergen-Belsen, Germany
    France
    Credit
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
    Contributor
    Director: Garson Kanin
    Director: Carol Reed
    Producer: US Army Signal Corps in cooperation with Ministry of Information (Great Britain)
    Producer: United States. Army. Signal Corps.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Documentary.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Fair
    Time Code
    06:13:15:00 to 06:18:59:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 158 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 158 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 158 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 158 Video: One Inch - NTSC
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 158 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 158 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 158 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 158 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    Public Domain
    Conditions on Use
    To the best of the Museum's knowledge, this material is in the public domain. You do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this material.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased the collection from various sources in 1988. Footage was obtained as research for the United States Holocaust Memorial Campaign's promotional video called "A Campaign to Remember" by David Haspel & Associates.
    Note
    Distributed by the Office of War Information.

    Other credits: Script: Eric Maschwitz; Arthur MacRae; Jenny Nicholson; Gerard Kersh; Guy Trosper; Editor: Robert Verrell; Music: William Alwyn

    Received an Academy Award in 1946 for the Best Documentary (feature length). Received National Board of Review Award in 1945 for Best Picture (English language).

    Duplicate scenes are on Film ID 157.
    Copied From
    35mm; b/w
    Film Source
    David Haspel & Associates
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 2017
    Source Archive Number: 111 M 1211 [excerpts]
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:46:58
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/irn1001477

    Download & Licensing

    In-Person Research

    Contact Us