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V-E day celebrations in Germany; newspaper; discovery of important documents

Film | Accession Number: 2013.130.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1426 | Film ID: 2984

(LIB 6468) V-E DAY CELEBRATION, Idar-Oberstein, Germany, 8 May 1945. 00:00:07 Soldiers line up for flag-raising ceremony. An official military photographer shoots pictures. 00:00:34 Major General Hugh J. Gaffey speaks to troops. 00:01:10 Troops salute the US flag.

00:01:40 (LIB 6469) V-E DAY, Dusseldorf, Germany, 8 May 1945. Slate indicates cameraman R. Joyce. US troops enjoy free coffee and doughnuts. 00:02:14 Men and women crown around a radio. Troops salute an arriving military vehicle. Troops line up outside opera house. 00:02:50 Slate showing cameraman Crossley of the 159th Infantry Regiment. The Dusseldorfer, the building where the 94th Infantry Division newspaper, "The Attack," was printed. 00:03:10 Street scenes. Soldiers enter building where newspapers are being printed. Man with poster reading, "VE Day" signals to other man. 00:03:51 Reel # 3 slate. Men read editions of "The Attack." Soldiers carry stacks of newspapers to trucks and drive away. 00:04:44 Slate showing camerarman R. Joyce. A general addresses troops. Troops salute and march. Officers move out in trucks. Civilians and military personnel watch. 00:05:48 CU, soldier reading "The Attack." Man typing listens to message from soldier. Statue of Otto von Bismark in Dusseldorf and a low-flying plane. A procession of troops from the 319 English Battalion, a band, and bicyclists. Civilians crowd near the opera house. Partially destroyed buildings are visible.

00:06:51 (LIB 6470) DISCOVERY OF IMPORTANT RECORDS, Kaiserslautern, Germany, 7 May 1945. Troops collect documents amongst rubble. Civilians clean up rubble and carry a coffin out of a building. 00:07:34 Slate showing cameraman Hemmig of the 158 Infantry Regiment. Troops collect documents amongst rubble. Civilians clean up rubble. A soldier and a civilian uncover a body under the rubble. Civilians carry a coffin out of the building.

Event:  May 7-8, 1945
Dusseldorf, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:42:39
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