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VE Day in Germany

Film | Accession Number: 2000.620.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2257 | Film ID: 2265

US Army soldiers receiving the news that the war is over (staged). Liberators listening to field radio and learning about the end of the war (staged). Men jumping for joy and drinking liquor. Men removing tarp from supply and covering cannon, writing in white chalk: "7 May 1945 So Long Berlin, Hello Tokyo." In small German town, mayor telling group of women and children that the war is over. People/child walking and bicycling. Refugees and displaced persons carrying belongings and lumber. German farmers working in field. Victory bonfire, pilot in FG drinking liquor. Pilot approaching airplane, preparing for flight. Officer approaching in vehicle, waving a telegram and signaling the pilot to out his engine. Pilot reading telegram re: the termination of flying missions (staged). Russian and French slave laborers joyous at news.

Genre
Unedited
Duration
00:05:25
Event Date
May 7-8, 1945
Locale
Germany
Language
Mute
Genre/Form
Unedited.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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