Aerial views of war-damaged Germany along the Rhine from U.S. Air Force plane
- Film Title
- Rhein River-Dachau -- amateur
- Event Date
- US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Alexander Katlan
Aerial views of Germany and Belgium from USAF airplane. Snow-capped mountains. INT plane with male pilot (US soldier) chewing gum, controls. CU passenger (US soldier & presumably the cameraman). More aerial views, including Liege, Belgium, the city of Cologne, Rhine River, smokestacks, farmland, railroad tracks, the Cologne Cathedral, and castles along the Rhine. 01:07:48 Passenger deplanes and pilot waves to camera as he gets back into the plane. Airport (USAF base?), MSs large airplane. Brief shot of an interchange with two US soldiers, civilians in BG. Small airplane takes off.
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