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March of Time -- outtakes -- Raids on Russian POWs; Patton's funeral

Film | Accession Number: 2001.358.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3086 | Film ID: 2405

1425 HH (16:15:11-16:18:12) Prattling, Germany. Snoop raids on civilian and returning Russian POWs. HAS, Russian POW camp, POWs being placed in line. HAS of POWs walking across field and being lined up. Closer shot, with POWs carrying their meager possessions. LS, line of GI trucks, Russian and US soldiers on guard. LS, line of Russian POWs being marched to trucks for return to Russia. Rear shot of prisoners getting into truck being guarded by rifle-carrying US soldiers. Rear shot, truck driving off. MLS, trucks driving up to train, prisoners being searched for knives or weapons of any kind. NOTE: These Russian POWs were former Russian soldiers, captured by the Germans. Many of them joined and fought for the Nazis.

1425 II (16:18:16-16:20:58) Official Motion Picture Release - Bureau of PR #1596. Heidelberg, Germany; Luxembourg. Funeral for Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. in December 1945. Military hospital in Heidelberg. Casket out of villa, put into ambulance. GIs at attention. EXT, Christ Church in Heidelberg. Casket through doorway. Civilians enter church. Minister. Ambulance for transport to Luxembourg. Funeral procession through streets of Luxembourg. Parading tanks; Body to US military. Cemetery in Luxembourg. Lines of GIs at attention. Spectators. Firing volley over grave. Taps.

Film Title
Signal Corps #4
Event Date
December 1945
Heidelberg, Germany
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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Record last modified: 2018-11-27 11:01:41
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