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Ruins of Nuremberg; Flag-raising

Film | Accession Number: 2008.118.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4673 | Film ID: 2856

Man drives Army vehicle up into an airplane. MS, soldier. Airplane. Soldier kneeling on the ground folding a map. Pan of massive postwar destruction in Nuremberg(?). Buildings are piles of rubble, houses have been burnt and destroyed. Soldiers walk amongst the destruction. Frames of buildings stand. MS, church with half-walls, piles of debris from bombs inside. Smoke rising in the distance. LAS reveals the battered skyline of Nuremberg(?); roofs are torn and missing huge chunks. LS, group of soldiers march in formation into the town square. Tanks amidst the debris. 01:02:26 Very unclear, grainy (ferrotyping of film) shots of destroyed buildings, soldiers standing together, ceremoniously raising a flagpole and a flag. Better quality footage of the flag raising ceremony with U.S. military tanks and soldiers. Raising the American flag on a flagpole in front of a church. Troops march out together. Military orchestra. Street scenes of Nuremberg(?), civilians meandering around the rubble and building ruins.

Genre
Amateur
Duration
00:04:05
Event Date
April-May 1945
Locale
Nuremberg, Germany
Language
Mute
Genre/Form
Amateur.
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Jamie B. Russell
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