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German prisoners; Americans at Moosburg

Film | Accession Number: 2010.479.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1265 | Film ID: 2903

Long lines of German prisoners and US military in a city square. 02:15:00 US tanks parade through city street, shops behind, civilians cheering. Soldier talking with Austrian civilians. CUs, German prisoners marching, bicycle, open jeep. Some prisoners riding in jeep. (AUSTRIA slate) 02:17:40 More German prisoners marching (very blurry), conducting traffic in city streets. HAS, lake/river with quick shot of a civilian getting water. Long line of prisoners march by wrecked railroad cars. Pan of wreckage with prisoners marching by, looting, trucks, mountains in distance. Two lines of German prisoners marching in opposite directions by camera (some men quite young - teenage boys). Long lines of prisoners. 02:21:54 Fire at night. 02:23:22 Smoke clearing away after shell hits near church. MS, trucks and half tracks full of German prisoners driving by camera, some civilians watch. Camera pans showing wreckage at marshalling yards. Wreckage.

Three American POWs carving a rabbit and a bird at Moosburg. GIs cooking over a small stove. CU, stew. Camera pans showing men at mess. Good view of Moosburg camp. Pan, US military behind wire fence of came, posing for the camera, chewing gum and smoking. CU, soldiers dig into a large stockpot containing stew made with rye and sawdust. CU, American eating and drinking. More shots of the newly liberated men at leisure, including a group of African-Americans at a tent camp, one trimming the hair of another. Laundry hanging on wire fence to dry.

Event:  1945 April
Moosburg, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:43:35
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