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11th US Armored Division Advances

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1991.A.0015 | RG Number: RG-60.3929 | Film ID: 2694

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    11th US Armored Division Advances

    Overview

    Description
    The 11th US Armored Division's advances through England, France, and Germany. Includes scenes of burning villages, surrendering enemies, tanks in fields.

    Black and white: US Army headquarters in England, pan of buildings. Skyline, factory, US soldiers on boat. Woman bicycling on path. LS, from train, Southhampton waterfront, warehouses, Cherbourg harbor, countryside. 01:03:45 Handing cigarettes and candy to women on train. City, shops, traffic in Paris, dark. 01:04:56 Color: In Bestogne, civilians on dirt road, snow, military vehicles in field, postwar destruction, dead animals, makeshift grave. 01:06:38 Prisoners marching on small road. Pan, fields, tanks, town, landscape. 01:08:50 Black and white: Ruins, piles of rubble. 01:11:26 US soldiers in town, tanks, ruins, traveling on road, smoke columns rising in BG. 01:14:09 German soldiers marching in columns along road with US tanks at right, smoke columns. 01:15:29 German civilians surrender in Weiden, Germany, with white flag. Prisoners (Russian?) walking on road. 01:16:23 German soldiers begin walking on road. More scenes taken from roadside, abandoned train.
    Duration
    00:16:25
    Date
    Event:  November 1944 to April 1945
    Locale
    Germany
    England
    France
    Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Robert Zimmer
    Contributor
    Camera Operator: Raymond S. Buch
    Biography
    Sgt. Raymond S. Buch was a member of the 56th Armored Engineer Battalion of the 11th Armored Division of the US Army and was present at the liberation of Mauthausen. His engineering battalion was brought to Mauthausen to bury the dead. Refer to the oral history interview with Mr. Buch recorded in December 1989 (RG-50.030*0045).

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Amateur.
    B&W / Color
    Color
    Image Quality
    Poor
    Time Code
    02:19:35:00 to 02:36:00:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2694 Video: One Inch - 1 inch - color - NTSC
      Master 2694 Film: 8 mm - color
      Master 2694 Film: 8 mm - color
      Master 2694 Video: One Inch - 1 inch - color - NTSC
      Master 2694 Film: 8 mm - color
      Master 2694 Film: 8 mm - color
      Master 2694 Video: One Inch - 1 inch - color - NTSC
      Master 2694 Film: 8 mm - color
      Master 2694 Film: 8 mm - color
      Master 2694 Video: One Inch - 1 inch - color - NTSC
      Master 2694 Film: 8 mm - color
      Master 2694 Film: 8 mm - color
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2694 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2694 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2694 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2694 Video: Betacam SP - color - NTSC - large
    • User
    • User 2694 Video: VHS - 1/2 inch - color
      User 2694 Video: VHS - 1/2 inch - color
      User 2694 Video: VHS - 1/2 inch - color
      User 2694 Video: VHS - 1/2 inch - color

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Conditions on Use
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum places no restrictions on use of this material. You do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this film footage.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    Robert Zimmer donated these 8mm films and a videotape to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in December 1989 [Accession no. 1991.A.0015]. The video compiles photographs and film clips of the liberation at Mauthausen and is narrated by the cameraman, Ray Buch. In 1989, Ray Buch donated several documents, photographs, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, posters, maps, films, and objects related to the US Army's 11th Armored Division and their liberation of Mauthausen; consequently, the film may also be noted with Accession no. 1989.324.56.
    Note
    01:00:07-01:17:50

    Timecodes starting with 02: refer to the Master and User (VHS) copies. Timecodes starting with 01: refer to the Protection (Beta SP) copy.
    Copied From
    8mm
    Film Source
    Colonel Robert Zimmer
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 4112
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:04:42
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