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Bombed rail cars; German military personnel meet in the field

Film | Accession Number: 2005.180.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4249 | Film ID: 2781

Military personnel moving a bomb in a train car, followed by several stacked bombs waiting in a rail yard. German personnel carrying luggage through a train yard. Panning shot of bombed out city with its rail yard. Overhead view of a crated bomb on an open train car. Several different shots of soldiers waiting in the rail yard, leaning on a bomb and unloading a bomb as people on a bridge watch. Shot of a damaged building, panned down to civilians waiting with loaded wagons on a long floating bridge. Panning shot of damaged buildings and coastline, followed by close-ups of the floating bridge and people/wagons crossing it. A Fieseler Storch plane landing, unloading two German officers and taking off again. The German officers walk into a wooded area and are met by other German soldiers, following which the senior officer reads and signs something on a table, the other officer talks on a phone. They both salute and then get into a waiting car. Panning shot of a partially camouflaged (with tree branches) plane with the Luftwaffe symbol on the wing and a swastika on the tail. German military officers talking. A plane lands. Close-up shots of smoke sticks (used for guiding planes). German military officer shaking hands with waiting personnel before getting onto a plane that then takes off. CU of several German soldiers, including Hasso von Manteuffel. Another plane lands and a German officer gets off. Shots of a plane taking off. Stationary camera shot as German soldiers march past in a wooded area, advancing. German dentist washing his hands, then admitting a soldier and working on his mouth. CU of a drill powered by a foot pump, followed by the dentist filling a cavity. CU of the dentist's office.

Soviet Union
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:04:11
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