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Driving tour of postwar divided Berlin; Russian women

Film | RG Number: RG-60.2712 | Film ID: 964

Blue sign indicates: "Berlin" straight ahead, "Potsdam" to the right, another sign reads: "Entering US Berlin District." Shot of newly constructed monument with tank on top. (The Soviets were quick to build monuments to remind their fellow Allies and the conquered Germans that Soviet troops were the first to enter Berlin. The first Soviet tank to advance through the city was placed on this memorial plinth, seen in this footage, still under construction.) VS of a parade area, with pictures of Truman, Stalin, Eisenhower, traffic moving along in FG. Stevens stops jeep in front of large mural of Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin at Yalta. Shot, moving toward Brandenburg gate reads: "You are leaving British Sector." Large picture of Stalin, in center of Road, under red star, sign reads: "Dlon Hotel," The building is damaged and marked with soot. Stevens drives jeep through gate and up to camera. Shot of Russian platoon with a woman among them. Tracking shot of platoon of Russian women, smiling, in various different colored uniforms. These women are leading a platoon of men. Camera focuses on their smiles and their faces. Young woman and man pulling cart with their belongings, another older woman is pushing from behind. Smoke rising from what appears to be exploding building. Many buildings that were beyond repair were demolished during the clean up of the Berlin post war.

Event:  1945
Production:  1945
Berlin, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Library of Congress
Record last modified: 2021-10-06 16:20:07
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