Street barricade in Stuttgart; Russian POWs hold May Day ceremony
- Event Date
- April 29 to May 1945
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
04:40:48 (LIB 6127) Stuttgart, Germany, April 29, 1945. SEQ: German civilians carry bricks and rubble and build a barricade around French MG position at street intersection. CU, French soldier directs work of Germans.
04:44:13 (LIB 6128) May Day - Stalag #6, Hemmer, Germany, May 1, 1945. HAS, MS pan Russian POWs hold May Day celebration in POW camp Stalag 6, after liberation by US forces. CU, Russian soldiers carrying sign in Russian and English: "Long live the American Army which liberated us from Nazi captivity." Cut-ins, still portraits of Stalin, Truman, Churchill, Lenin, Zhukov. LS, speakers on platform with portraits. LS, US Maj Gen Ray E. Porter (75th Inf Div), Maj N Mironof (wearing white uniform - Camp Commandant), and other Russian officials on speakers' platform. CUs, assembled Russian prisoners. CUs, Russian nurses march past review stand. Russian army band passes in review. VS, American C rations and cigarettes are issued to released prisoners.
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