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Eisenhower, Bradley, Patton at Ohrdruf

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1988.184.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0042 | Film ID: 6

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    Eisenhower, Bradley, Patton at Ohrdruf


    (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.
    Event:  1945 April 12
    Ohrdruf, Germany
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
    Producer: United States. Army. Signal Corps.
    Camera Operator: F.R. Owens

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    00:47:19:01 to 00:51:37:03
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 6 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 6 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 6 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 6 Video: One Inch - NTSC
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 6 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 6 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 6 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 6 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

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    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    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.

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    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.
    See Story 30, Film ID 5 for a shorter excerpt of 111 ADC 3962 - TC 00:48:34 to 00:51:36.
    Copied From
    35mm; b/w
    Film Source
    David Haspel & Associates
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 2065
    Source Archive Number: 111 ADC 3962
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:46:54
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