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Destruction in Berlin; Truman at Gatow airfield

Film | Accession Number: 2000.620.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2389 | Film ID: 2260

MCU, Berlin woman picking up firewood, wrecked cannon and bomb damage in BG. Bomb damage around Tiergarten. MLS, woman picking up stick for firewood. Bomb damage and debris. Civilians on bicycles. More bomb damage, civilian traffic. Wrecked vehicles, burnt-out car. Bomb damage, sign: "You are now leaving British Sector." Five star automobile passes camera. Sec. Byrnes shaking hands with civilians and general. MS, officer directs C-54 to parking place at Gatow. MS, President Truman disembarks C-54. President talking to Russian officers, walking in crowd. MS, President's car. Activity at Gatow airfield with MPs. Pan as President drives away from airfield. Officers standing at attention. LS, Infantry troops standing in review by President Truman. Band playing, troops stand at attention, Star Spangled Banner playing. Procession drives out of field. CU, flags. MLS, Gatow airfield. Aerial LS over Potsdamer railroad station, Berlin, Reichstag, industrial areas, Siemens factory in Berlin, Anhalter railroad station. Bomb damage. Aerial shot of Unter den Linden and Brandenburg Arch, marshalling yards in Berlin, Reichstag building, Tiergarten, city of Berlin, more railroad stations, tower near zoo.

Event:  1945 July 10
Berlin, Germany
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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