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51st Field Hospital at camp, visiting ruins, and advancing into Belgium or Germany

Film | Accession Number: 2015.417.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1402 | Film ID: 2982

Two women sunbathe while other personnel of the 51st Field Hospital relax at camp, either in Belgium or Germany in early fall 1944 [The 51st Field Hospital entered Belgium on September 9 and Roetgen, Germany on September 16]. Beatrice digs a hole, perhaps a latrine (probably not a foxhole since there is no combat). A soldier plays a violin and sings by the hole. 01:15:21 51st Field Hospital personnel pose for the camera. Ruins of buildings in the countryside. Pan across the landscape and the remains of buildings, including one still smoldering and an untouched church. Some civilians in BG as members of the corps pose and walk toward the camera. Pan of an estate and gardens.

01:16:32 At dawn or dusk, caravan of vans bearing the Red Cross insignia and other military vehicles with soldiers waving to camera move along a road (dark shots).

Genre
Amateur
Duration
00:04:00
Event Date
Fall 1944
Locale
Belgium
Germany
Unknown
Language
Mute
Genre/Form
Amateur.
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Jack Stein
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Record last modified: 2018-04-26 13:41:16
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