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Postwar destruction of German city; US soldiers celebrate

Film | Accession Number: 2008.118.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4677 | Film ID: 2856

Pan of desolate grounds and destruction of buildings at an airfield in Stuttgart(?). A small aircraft flies in the sky. Remnants of demolished German airplanes and their skeletons on the ground. Street scenes, a civilian with a briefcase walks towards the camera. Pan of bomb destruction. Camera focuses on "The Churchill Machine Tool CO LTD Manchester England" engraving. Piles of debris on the ground. Extensive damage, ruins. 01:18:52 CU of U.S. Army jeep. An officer with a mustache talks to someone off camera while standing next to the vehicle holding the steering wheel. He and another officer lean and sit on the jeep while they converse and laugh with each other and adjust their uniforms. VAR shots of the officers. One pours wine into glasses for the both of them which they drink. An airplane flies in the sky. Soldiers working on a plane at airfield.

Genre
Amateur
Duration
00:05:02
Event Date
April-May 1945
Locale
Stuttgart, Germany
Language
Mute
Genre/Form
Amateur.
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Jamie B. Russell
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