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Military personnel return home

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2015.417.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1410 | Film ID: 2982

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    Military personnel return home

    Overview

    Description
    High views of military personnel packed tightly on the deck of a large ship at sea. A trio of a bassist, a drummer, and a pianist entertain soldiers on a crowded ship deck. Scenes from the boat deck. American flag at mast. Captain Beatrice Wachter departed Europe for the United States on November 21, 1945.
    Duration
    00:00:48
    Date
    Event:  November? 1945
    Locale
    Unknown
    Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Jack Stein
    Contributor
    Subject: Bertha (Bessie) B. Wachtel
    Biography
    Beatrice Wachter (1906-1979) from Philadelphia, PA married Harry Wachter, a circulation agent with the Philadelphia Daily News, in 1931. She enlisted with the Army Nurse Corps at the age of 37 on June 7, 1943 and arrived in Europe on March 11, 1944. She served with the 51st Field Hospital in the campaigns of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe, and returned home on November 29, 1945. She received a Certificate of Merit: "With unselfish disregard for her own comfort and safety, Lt. Wachter contributed immeasurably to the care and well being of the many seriously wounded patients of the 51st Field Hospital in France, Belgium and Germany."

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Amateur.
    B&W / Color
    Color
    Image Quality
    Good
    Time Code
    01:29:40:00 to 01:30:28:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2982 Film: positive - 16 mm - color - silent - original - Kodak - Kodachrome
      Master 2982 Film: positive - 16 mm - color - silent - original - Kodak - Kodachrome
      Master 2982 Film: positive - 16 mm - color - silent - original - Kodak - Kodachrome
      Master 2982 Film: positive - 16 mm - color - silent - original - Kodak - Kodachrome
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2981 Video: Digital Betacam - color - NTSC
      Preservation 2982 Video: Digital Betacam - color - NTSC
      Preservation 2981 Video: Digital Betacam - color - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2982 Video: Digital Betacam - color - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2981 Video: Digital Betacam - color - NTSC
      Preservation 2982 Video: Digital Betacam - color - NTSC
      Preservation 2981 Video: Digital Betacam - color - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2982 Video: Digital Betacam - color - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2981 Video: Digital Betacam - color - NTSC
      Preservation 2982 Video: Digital Betacam - color - NTSC
      Preservation 2981 Video: Digital Betacam - color - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2982 Video: Digital Betacam - color - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2981 Video: Digital Betacam - color - NTSC
      Preservation 2982 Video: Digital Betacam - color - NTSC
      Preservation 2981 Video: Digital Betacam - color - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2982 Video: Digital Betacam - color - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2982 Film: negative - 16 mm - color - B-wind
      Preservation 2982 Film: negative - 16 mm - color - B-wind
      Preservation 2982 Film: negative - 16 mm - color - B-wind
      Preservation 2982 Film: negative - 16 mm - color - B-wind
    • User
    • User 2981 Video: DVD - color
      User 2982 Video: DVD - color
      User 2981 Video: DVD - color
      User 2982 Video: DVD - color
      User 2981 Video: DVD - color
      User 2982 Video: DVD - color
      User 2981 Video: DVD - color
      User 2982 Video: DVD - color
      User 2982 Film: positive - 16 mm - color - print
      User 2982 Film: positive - 16 mm - color - print
      User 2982 Film: positive - 16 mm - color - print
      User 2982 Film: positive - 16 mm - color - print

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Conditions on Use
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum places no restrictions on use of this material. You do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this film footage.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    Jack Stein, the grandson of Captain Beatrice B. Wachter, donated two reels of original 16mm Kodachrome film documenting the daily lives of members of the 51st Field Hospital between 1943 and 1945 to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in April 2013.
    Note
    Detailed film condition and transfer report from Brodsky and Treadway in departmental files.
    Film Source
    Jack Stein
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 5629
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:06:57
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