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Train travelling to Warsaw, Poland 1939

Film | Accession Number: 2003.214 | RG Number: RG-60.4009 | Film ID: 3005

Crowded train platform, several bourgeois looking families are boarding the trains, some soldiers are also on the platform, some help the women and children board. They seem to be from a mountaineering regiment, they carry rifles, and wear rounded felt caps with feathers in them. Another shot, passengers on board the train reach out the window to receive hunks of bread from people selling it from baskets on the platform. Several children are running around near the platform, some look curiously at the camera. 01:02:36:29 A group of young men and young women sitting in the grass and socializing near the train platform, They are smoking, smiling, laughing, etc, one of the men has a newspaper and several of the others are leaning in around him to read the article. MCU on the paper, all in Polish, and difficult to make out the words, another close-up on the "Express Wikezonry", the man points to the last article with a title that reads: "Americans take position of neutrality, other articles on the page discuss London and Warsaw 01:02:55:03 Mores shots of people serving drinks from the train platform to the passengers. Soldiers stand around drinking as well. This is shot from the train- so Bryan and his cameraman are on the train en route to somewhere, or they hopped on the train to take the shots from this point of view- there seem to be several soldiers on board the train. People disembark the train in what seems to be a deserted field.

Film Title
Poland 1936
Event:  1939
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:48:19
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