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American GIs at Nuremberg stadium

Film | Accession Number: 2005.515.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4448 | Film ID: 2807

Slates throughout give the dates of the footage (April-May 1945). Several American Air Force pilots walk into the Nuremberg stadium. They look around and one throws a rock at a swastika adorning a wall of the stadium. A slate indicates the date is May 9, 1945. Shots of P-51 airplanes overhead, then back to the soldiers in the stadium. They walk around the grounds of the stadium. One holds a camera. One of the pilots gives a Nazi salute and pretends to be Hitler; the others grab him and pretend to throw him off the stadium steps. They examine a Nazi symbol (eagle?) that has fallen to the ground.

01:05:18 A crowd of American Air Force personnel and some MPs stand around a damaged German plane on an airfield. Shots of pilots examining more German planes. Swastikas are visible on the tails of some of the planes. American Air Force personnel inside a windowed office (airplane control tower?).

01:09:19 A group of Air Force men stand overlooking an airfield. One of the men releases a balloon while another tracks it through some kind of equipment (wind calibration?). Another takes notes. Air Force men celebrate V-E Day in Germany. Female soldiers (medical) cut and serve cake to the men and a band plays. The men eat lemons and dance with the women and by themselves. More scenes back at the airfield, including a baseball game.

Event:  April-May 1945
Berlin, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:02:52
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