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Destroyed town in Belgium

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2703 | Film ID: 963
Image

Jeep driving through muddy street of severely bombed out town. Civilian digging through rubble with crowbar. Women in winter coats in FG walking down street. Signs reads: "Bastgone." GIs give gift to little girl. Stevens in front of jeep Toluca gives present to little girl (There is a reference that Stevens made in a letter home about giving a Christmas present to a Belgian girl in March, long after Christmas had passed.) Truck pulls into muddy road, in a town that has been devastated by bombs. No buildings are left standing. Sign reads: "keep rollin' Malmady N23, Vielsalm." Pan of flattened area. Good coverage of destruction and rubble. HAS showing cathedral and frozen river. High shot panning across destroyed town at night. MPs carrying wounded man in white sheet, loaded into truck, truck drives off, Stevens in FG.

Genre
Unedited
Duration
00:02:57
Event Date
1945
Locale
Belgium
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Unedited.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Library of Congress
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Record last modified: 2018-08-08 16:29:18
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