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Train travelling to Warsaw, Poland 1939

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

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    Train travelling to Warsaw, Poland 1939

    Overview

    Description
    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
    Duration
    00:01:45
    Date
    Event:  1939
    Locale
    Poland
    Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive
    Contributor
    Producer: Julien H. Bryan
    Biography
    Julien Hequembourg Bryan (1899-1974) was an American documentarian and filmmaker. Bryan traveled widely taking 35mm film that he sold to motion picture companies. In the 1930s, he conducted extensive lecture tours, during which he showed film footage he shot in the former USSR. Between 1935 and 1938, he captured unique records of ordinary people and life in Nazi Germany and in Poland, including Jewish areas of Warsaw and Krakow and anti-Jewish signs in Germany. His footage appeared in March of Time theatrical newsreels. His photographs appeared in Life Magazine. He was in Warsaw in September 1939 when Germany invaded and remained throughout the German siege of the city, photographing and filming what would become America's first cinematic glimpse of the start of WWII. He recorded this experience in both the book Siege (New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1940) and the short film Siege (RKO Radio Pictures, 1940) nominated for an Academy Award in 1940. In 1946, Bryan photographed the efforts of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency in postwar Europe.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Outtakes.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Excellent
    Time Code
    01:01:28:27 to 01:03:15:01
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 3005.1 Film: negative - 35 mm - nitrate - b&w - camera original
      Master 3005.1 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
      Master 3005.2 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
      Master 3005.2 Film: negative - 35 mm - nitrate - b&w - camera original
      Master 3005.1 Film: negative - 35 mm - nitrate - b&w - camera original
      Master 3005.1 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
      Master 3005.2 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
      Master 3005.2 Film: negative - 35 mm - nitrate - b&w - camera original
      Master 3005.1 Film: negative - 35 mm - nitrate - b&w - camera original
      Master 3005.1 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
      Master 3005.2 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
      Master 3005.2 Film: negative - 35 mm - nitrate - b&w - camera original
      Master 3005.1 Film: negative - 35 mm - nitrate - b&w - camera original
      Master 3005.1 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
      Master 3005.2 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
      Master 3005.2 Film: negative - 35 mm - nitrate - b&w - camera original
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 3005.1 Film: positive - 35 mm - polyester - b&w - silent - fine grain master - A-wind
      Preservation 3005.2 Film: positive - 35 mm - polyester - b&w - silent - fine grain master - A-wind
      Preservation 3005 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 3005.1 Film: negative - 35 mm - polyester - b&w - silent - duplicate negative - B-wind
      Preservation 3005.2 Film: negative - 35 mm - polyester - b&w - silent - duplicate negative - B-wind
      Preservation 3005.1 Film: positive - 35 mm - polyester - b&w - silent - fine grain master - A-wind
      Preservation 3005.2 Film: positive - 35 mm - polyester - b&w - silent - fine grain master - A-wind
      Preservation 3005 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 3005.1 Film: negative - 35 mm - polyester - b&w - silent - duplicate negative - B-wind
      Preservation 3005.2 Film: negative - 35 mm - polyester - b&w - silent - duplicate negative - B-wind
      Preservation 3005.1 Film: positive - 35 mm - polyester - b&w - silent - fine grain master - A-wind
      Preservation 3005.2 Film: positive - 35 mm - polyester - b&w - silent - fine grain master - A-wind
      Preservation 3005 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 3005.1 Film: negative - 35 mm - polyester - b&w - silent - duplicate negative - B-wind
      Preservation 3005.2 Film: negative - 35 mm - polyester - b&w - silent - duplicate negative - B-wind
      Preservation 3005.1 Film: positive - 35 mm - polyester - b&w - silent - fine grain master - A-wind
      Preservation 3005.2 Film: positive - 35 mm - polyester - b&w - silent - fine grain master - A-wind
      Preservation 3005 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 3005.1 Film: negative - 35 mm - polyester - b&w - silent - duplicate negative - B-wind
      Preservation 3005.2 Film: negative - 35 mm - polyester - b&w - silent - duplicate negative - B-wind
    • User
    • User 3005.1 Film: positive - 35 mm - polyester - b&w - answer print
      User 3005.2 Film: positive - 35 mm - polyester - b&w - answer print
      User 3005.1 Film: positive - 35 mm - polyester - b&w - answer print
      User 3005.2 Film: positive - 35 mm - polyester - b&w - answer print
      User 3005.1 Film: positive - 35 mm - polyester - b&w - answer print
      User 3005.2 Film: positive - 35 mm - polyester - b&w - answer print
      User 3005.1 Film: positive - 35 mm - polyester - b&w - answer print
      User 3005.2 Film: positive - 35 mm - polyester - b&w - answer print

    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
    Sam Bryan transferred the copyright for the Julien Bryan Archive to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in April 2020. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum places no restrictions on use of this material and you do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this film footage.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The Julien Bryan Collection of films, photographs, documents, and artifacts was purchased by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum from Sam Bryan and the International Film Foundation, Inc. on February 12, 2003.
    Note
    A passage from Julien Bryan's book "Siege" published in 1940 upon his return from Poland indicates that this footage was shot while Bryan was enroute to Warsaw from further East in Romania, in the early days of September 1939 just as the Germans were reachng the Polish borders.

    Detailed preservation notes from the film lab are available in Film and Video department files.
    Additional photographs are available in the USHMM Photo Archives.
    Film Source
    Bryan, Sam
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 4331
    Source Archive Number: JB 2426Q
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:01:14
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