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German POWs

Film | Accession Number: 1991.263.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3722 | Film ID: 59

Captured German POWs are marched in a column by American soldiers, who smile into the camera. Motorcycles drive past the column of prisoners. The camera pans across POWS, some of whom are wounded. POWs sit in a field. They stand in rows and are counted. POWs shown removing dead/wounded Allied soldiers from a field. A crowded shot of POWs shown lying or sitting switches to much smaller groups of three or four, who look at the camera. Wounded, including a man with a large bandage over his eye. POWs receiving medical treatment. Supplies being unloaded from a truck. Prisoners behind barbed wire with an armed sentry marching back and forth. View of a mess line, with prisoners in the foreground bending over to wash dishes. Close up of the men washing dishes. General Edwards inspects a 210 mm Howitzer. Men stack ordnance (??). Camera pans across a large number of cannons; close ups of two of the cannons. Wide shot of weapons in a town square with a clock tower in the center. Ordnance men inspect and repair heavy field pieces and German rifles. A man in a suit and a helmet speaks to soldiers. Prisoners entrain at Mery and depart for Paris. Prisoners work on a French farm near Chateau-Thierry. They march to the fields with scythes and other farm implements. They cut and bail hay, which forms a huge pile.

Production:  1936
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:51:20
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