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GIs firing mortars; German prisoners and weapons

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2698 | Film ID: 963
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Sign reads: "Berlin 137 kms, Duben 3 kms" on right. Pan left to another sign that reads: "Leipzig 32 kms" on left. GIs firing mortars, situation clearly genuine action. They are in a field behind some houses. LS of what apparently is the target in the distance. VS through an aperture of some sort viewing across a green field. More shots of GIs firing mortars. Another angle of mortar firing.

CUs, three American GIs. GIs sweeping up shells in street next to armored vehicle. Group of GIs by tank. Pan of men walking across a narrow pontoon bridge over a river, continues pan to reveal German soldiers guarded by GIs. GI searching and checking identification of German prisoners. Germans with their equipment walking toward camera up hill from river with destroyed bridge in BG. German officers sitting on grassy hillside with hundreds of enlisted men behind. Stevens and two Lt. Colonels standing by bridge (excellent CUs). Street of unidentified village, GIs in FG and captured Germans walking directly toward camera. Pile of captured German weapons. German officers supervising the loading of a cart. German motor pool and captured German vehicles, Stevens walks to captured German Mercedes, takes something from front seat.

Genre
Unedited
Duration
00:04:32
Event Date
1945
Locale
Duben, Germany
Torgau, Germany
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Unedited.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Library of Congress
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