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US battalion lays cable; DPs interrogated

Film | Accession Number: 2002.541.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3571 | Film ID: 2520

(LIB 4607) Co "C" 93rd Signal Bn Lays Communication Cable, Nierstein, Germany, March 24, 1945. SEQ: Cable on reel is let out from boat to men on shore who tie it to trees along bank of Rhine River. Engineers dig trench along river and lay cable in it. Telephone terminals are set up on shoreline. Lt. Gen George S Patton Jr and Maj Gen Manton S Eddy speak with engineer personnel.

MSs, CU, approximately 18 displaced persons gather on the east side of Rhine River who are French, Italian, and Polish (formerly of the slave labor battalions used by the Germans) are interrogated by 5th Inf Div soldier. CU, DP luggage marked: "Stalag II-A." CU, French DP. Other DPs sleep on ground, some eat, others smoke. Polish DP accompanied by wife and small daughter show dugout in which they hid. LS, long line of DPs moves across open field; smoke from German shells in BG.

Genre
Unedited
Duration
00:12:21
Event Date
1945 March 24
Locale
Germany
Language
Mute
Genre/Form
Unedited.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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