Trench warfare; German surrender in WWI; captured Germans
- Event Date
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
View of World War I warfare from the trench, smoke rising from bombings in the field. Soldiers charge forward in grassy fields. 01:18:07 "Kamerad" (slate with Donald C. Thompson inscription) German troops surrender to Americans, taken into trenches. 01:18:51 "And still they come" More enemies are captured. 01:19:22 "Removing buttons to prevent escape" Cutting suspenders out of pants. Captured men behind barbed wire enclosure. 01:19:57 "Searching German officer" U.S. military inspect a German's notebook. 01:20:20 "Germans forced to abandon ammunition" MS, weapons abandoned in a field. 01:20:39 "The horrors of war" Assembly of photographs - man with decapitated German soldier's head, bones, corpses, priest overseeing burial. 01:21:06 "Grim death in artillery's wake" Corpses of German soldiers, abandoned equipment, wreckage. 01:21:25 "German official communications repeatedly state, 'We lost a few prisoners'" LS, long line of captured German troops marching along a country road. 01:26:57 "Vive la France!" French flag.
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