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Military vehicles; Christmas; devastated town

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2688 | Film ID: 961
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EXT. Sign: "Maastricht Centrum 2.1, Tongeren 20." There is light snow on the ground. Vehicles passing jeep Toluca. CU of Stevens, smiles, points. Guard checking passing truck. Rooftops with vapor trails of planes in the BG. Street scene, a check point with a GI and a civilian.

Christmas sequence. CU boxes of 105mm Howitzer shells, pan to Stevens sitting on jeep. He writes "Merry Christmas" with his finger in snow on the jeep. Stevens, bareheaded, crewcut, opening Christmas present. Shows package with card: "To Dad from _____and George." Opens package, it is a shaving kit. Shaving kit is filled with candy, card says "To Dad," pans up to Stevens smiling, longer shot of him reading small card with writing from George Stevens Jr. Plane flies overhead firing. They get into the jeep and move out very fast.

Bombed out buildings with storm clouds in BG. Pan of devastated street, jeep Toluca in FG. Sign: "Duren, Eschweiler ---->, to super highway autobahn." More devastated buildings. Burned out German tanks on side of country road.

Genre
Unedited
Duration
00:03:37
Event Date
1944-1945
Locale
Europe
Belgium
Language
Mute
Genre/Form
Unedited.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Library of Congress
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Record last modified: 2018-04-26 13:44:52
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