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Surrendered German soldiers; DPs; Liberation in Prague and Pilsen

Film | Accession Number: 2000.620.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2388 | Film ID: 2260

Displaced and surrendered German soldiers camping in a field at the time of liberation in early May 1945. Pan from road, column of surrendered troops resting. DPs washing up in a stream, traffic moving in BG. Pan from clothing to men redressing. CU, German officers. VCU, elderly German officer. MS crowds of German civilians in field -- they were picked up by American troops and are families of Nazi prisoners in Czechoslovakia. CU, crowd standing around. Approaching water truck. MS, standing in line for bread. CU, German woman and baby. CU, elder Germans. MS, American GI frisking Nazi soldier. LS, large mass of surrendered German troops in field. MS, German equipment surrendered in field. LS, German troops in field, sitting on straw, resting in field. CU, young German soldier. CU, drunk German soldier. German soldier shaving. German civilians climb into American trucks.

01:08:34 Crowds line the streets in Prague, probably on May 10, 1945. Russians go through the crowd in horse-drawn vehicles in Prague. HAS, Red Army troops enter Prague. Crowds cheer Russian soldiers. Russian cavalry soldier rides down the street. LS, city of Prague, panning to crowd near the river watching entry of Russian troops. Crowds. Church spire. Crowds at railroad station in Prague.

01:12:03 Large crowd in Pilsen, probably on May 11, 1945. Pan, German soldiers corralled in Pilsen. CU, German officer. CU, elderly German officer. MS, German prisoners in Pilsen.

Event:  May 8-15, 1945
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Pilsen, Czechoslovakia
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 21:56:29
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