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Bomb damage in Germany; water lines; USO show at Nuremberg stadium

Film | Accession Number: 2010.479.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1262 | Film ID: 2902

(AT THE FRONT slate). Tanks and men around airfield. Military looking out of hatches of tank. Men stand around fire warming themselves. Coffee pot on fire. Armed half-track in FG as they guard airport. Men in half-track, two gunners and a wireless operator. Wireless operator types message, uses decoder. Half-track and trailer move away from camera on edge of airstrip. Panning past furrows on airstrip. This plowing was done by the Germans to make the airfields unusable for the American forces. Tanks move along wooded road past camera. GI vehicles advance through (under) wrecked railroad subway. MS from underpass shooting out to trucks advancing. Sunset in BG. Gun fires. 01:22:45 LS, bomb damaged fort in Nuremberg which is used as Red Cross station. Red Cross flags. CU, wounded Nazi soldier is aided by Red Cross workers. German civilians draw water from tap. This was the only water supply in Nuremberg. Civilians line up for water. Wounded Luftwaffe boy. Bomb-damaged ancient fortress at Nuremberg. Civilians chop wood and cook at wall of fortress. Five German boys. Bomb damage of Nuremberg. GI broadcasts to civilians. Pan on civilians listening to broadcast, closer shot. GIs seated in FG as Yankee Doodlers performance is held. This was a USO show staged for combat men. GIs applaud, sitting on steps and walls of Nuremberg stadium, band plays, musicians. "Special Service Division Yankee Doodlers". Applauding performance. GI sings into microphone. GIs seated in stadium. Pan down from Nazi flagpoles to crowd of GIs applauding. GIs dance for assembled soldiers, watch performance. MCU, Nazi insignia at stadium. Bomb damage in Nuremberg, fallen statues. Fired out Nazi building. 01:33:45 GI comes out of entrance to Julius Streicher building. Nazi shrine in Nuremberg. Longer shot of bomb damage in Nuremberg. Another angle of bomb damage.

Event:  1945 April
Nuremberg, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 21:56:23
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