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German Generals confer at Eastern Front; Hitler and Mussolini arrive by plane; other OKH commanders

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2005.180.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4258 | Film ID: 2785

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    German Generals confer at Eastern Front; Hitler and Mussolini arrive by plane; other OKH commanders

    Overview

    Description
    Reel 2: 00:38:30 Local civilians: women, children, men, bearded old men. CUs of local men reading a paper, children laughing and an older man gesturing (obviously wants something) to someone off screen. Friendly exchange between a German with a pail and locals. He hands out candy to a crowd of gathered local children, CUs of children smiling and eating candy.

    Reel 4: 00:40:03 Group of military officers conferring, numerous military vehicles waiting and traveling along a road. Sign: "General". Soldiers play for officers and others: violin, two accordions, percussion. General Zorn and others. Generals confer. Close views. 00:43:45 General Hermann Hoth, Commander of Panzer Group 3 conferring over a map with several other generals in the woods. Several wear the Iron Cross. 00:45:28 A plane (four engine Condor) lands in an open field; Mussolini, Hitler, Foreign Minister Ribbentrop and Hitler's adjutant Schaub deplane with others. Plane 2600, part of Hitler's fleet. Crowd of soldiers moving from towards airfield, air hangars in the background. Hitler and Mussolini stand in an open-top car, bumpy shots as camera rides in the car in front of Hitler's. Brief shots of column and the landscape. Camera pans and follows a woman walking on the side of the road past the column. 00:47:34 As crowd rushes toward camera, Walter Frentz briefly seen with film camera, Hitler & Mussolini just behind. Brief shots of Hitler and Mussolini indoors, appearing to sign something on a table, getting into a car. Pan of the airfield where several large planes are parked, soldiers walking around. CUs of Hitler's plane (2600) and swastika on tail. Camera follows Hitler as he walks past a long line of soldiers leading to the plane. 00:48:36 Very good closeup of Hans Baur, Hitler's pilot, in uniform, eating at table outdoors. Very close views of Hitler, other High Command Officers, greeting each other. 00:49:14 L to R - Hitler, Jodl, Italian General. 00:49:15:19 Walter Frentz with camera on right, behind Hitler and others. Mussolini & Hitler seated at table with others. Surrounded by soldiers and nurses. 00:49:26:22 Hitler with flowers, possibly Baur filming from over Hitler's shoulder. 00:49:39 Hitler at plane window, giving salute/wave. Group of soldiers saluting as plane takes off.
    Duration
    00:11:27
    Date
    Event:  Summer 1941
    Locale
    Soviet Union
    Credit
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv
    Contributor
    Producer: Heeresfilmstelle

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Unedited.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Good
    Time Code
    00:38:30:00 to 00:49:57:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2785 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - large
      Master 2785 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - large
      Master 2785 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - large
      Master 2785 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - large
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2785 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2785 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2785 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2785 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

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    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    Forms part of the Wehrmachtsaufnahmen collection at the Bundesarchiv. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this footage in March 2005 from the Bundesarchiv in Berlin, Germany.
    Note
    See departmental files for more detailed information in German from the Bundesarchiv.

    Reel 2: USHMM copied 16 of approximately 120 meters; Reel 4 was copied in its entirety (114 meters).
    Copied From
    16mm
    Film Source
    Bundesarchiv (Germany). Filmarchiv
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 4547
    Source Archive Number: 1778 R2+4
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:03:33
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