Eisenhower, Bradley, Patton at Ohrdruf
- Event Date
- 1945 April 12
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
(LIB 5419) Ike Visits XX Corps, Gotha, Germany, April 12, 1945. SEQ: Arrival of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Gen. Omar N. Bradley, Gen. George S. Patton at airfield. Gens greeted by Gen. Walton H. Walker (XX Corps Commander) and Maj. Gen. Troy H. Middleton (CG, VIII Corps). MS, Walker and another officer standing/talking/waiting in field. CU jeep with 5 stars. MS small plane landed, Patton getting out, then Eisenhower. CU, Eisenhower takes off coat after deplaning. MS, Bradley getting out of plane. MS at camp, former prisoner (survivor) with scarf talking to officers, GIs standing in BG. MS, Eisenhower listening. Two shots of Patton and Bradley. MLS Gen Dwight D. Eisenhower surrounded by officers and GIs, walking past barrack buildings. MCU, Eisenhower and officers watching, camera pans right to woman demonstrating torture on rack. MLS Eisenhower walking along with former prisoner (survivor) with scarf. Camera pans down to bodies in yard. Eisenhower and Gen Omar N. Bradley listening as Gen George S. Patton speaks. Group walking toward camera, Eisenhower coming around jeep. Eisenhower speaking to Walker. MSs officers. Good MCU of Bradley and Patton. LS Eisenhower coming out and down steps of building, getting in 5 star jeep that eventually moves past sign reading "Visitors Check Point." Bradley leaving. MS Bradley, Walker, and Eisenhower on camp grounds, survivor with scarf coming forward, pointing out hanging post. Former prisoner in striped uniform is moved away from Ike by GI. MLS, contingent of men amid piles of bone and ash, next to pits. Eisenhower speaking to various officers around him, looking grim. Someone says something that makes him laugh. Patton and Bradley walking together, standing in circle with Eisenhower and Walker. CU of Eisenhower, Bradley to his left. Patton and Bradley.
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