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American military moves through Germany

Film | Digitized | RG Number: RG-60.1792 | Film ID: 4260

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    American military moves through Germany

    Overview

    Description
    Reel 13: (1945) Germany; Air trip to England; Remagen
    Street scenes, soldiers marching, gathering in the road amongst crowds of civilians. Church. Planes landing in a field, soldiers conversing next to trucks in the airfield (possibly, the Frankfurt airstrip). Soldiers at leisure outside a home (temporary HQ?), play with a small dog, open a metal trunk, and wave to the camera from trucks. Nice CUs of men. Street scenes and views from moving vehicle. In town, soldiers talk with civilians and children, and hang a sign, "534 QM GP". They pose for the camera. Two soldiers in front of the home pictured earlier, then converse in a field.

    Color: Two soldiers outside the home, smile for the camera. They walk around the house and pick yellow flowers, pinning them to their shirts. Later walk next to a river, CUs of the soldiers smiling for the camera, two other soldiers join them.

    Black and white: Street scenes. Man exits shop and approaches the camera. Pan of buildings. Soldier with poster. Tanks marked "USA." A group pins medal of honor on a soldier's shirt collar. Soldiers use binoculars. Passing by abandoned planes, trucks. Devastation in a city, some buildings are completely leveled. Cemetery. Boat ferries trucks and soldiers across a river. Pontoon bridge. Views of the river, collapsed bridges (perhaps along the Rhine).
    Duration
    00:14:00
    Date
    Event:  March-June 1945
    Locale
    Germany
    Credit
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Library of Congress
    Contributor
    Camera Operator: William J. Fedeli
    Biography
    Major William J. Fedeli served in the European Theater of Operations with the 534 Quartermaster Group from June 1943 to February 1946. Refer to the Library of Congress's Veterans History Project for more biographical information about Mr. Fedeli. He donated his nine 8mm films to the Library of Congress in July 2003.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Amateur.
    B&W / Color
    Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Excellent
    Time Code
    01:11:00:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 4160 Digital: ProRes 422 - b&w - sound - HD
      Master 4160 Digital: ProRes 422 - b&w - sound - HD
      Master 4160 Digital: ProRes 422 - b&w - sound - HD
      Master 4160 Digital: ProRes 422 - b&w - sound - HD
      Master 4260 Digital: ProRes 422 - b&w and color - silent - HD
      Master 4260 Digital: ProRes 422 - b&w and color - silent - HD
      Master 4260 Digital: ProRes 422 - b&w and color - silent - HD
      Master 4260 Digital: ProRes 422 - b&w and color - silent - HD

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    Library of Congress - Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division (MBRS)
    Conditions on Use
    Requests for duplication of moving image materials at the Library of Congress begin with the Moving Image Section reference staff (mpref@loc.gov), who gather basic information about the order, such as titles requested, format desired, collection restrictions (if any), and whether or not a copyright search is required. From there, the order goes to the Public Services Office for pricing and fulfillment. Refer to http://www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/copies.html for more information.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    Major William J. Fedeli served in the European Theater of Operations with the 534 Quartermaster Group and donated his nine 8mm films to the Library of Congress in July 2003. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased digital copies of several reels in January 2016 (SD) and in July 2016 (HD).
    Note
    USHMM originally ordered a digital copy of the reference video (an early transfer of the 8mm films) under 1178645-2-1 in January 2016 as Film ID 4160. USHMM ordered new HD transfers in July 2016 under 2282980-2-2 as Film ID 4260. Refer to SSFVA files for Major Fedeli's notes (ca. 2003) outlining his World War II military experience from 1943 to 1945 with references to the movie reels.
    Copied From
    8mm b/w and color
    Film Source
    Library of Congress - Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division (MBRS)
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 6066
    Source Archive Number: 2282980-2-2
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:58:52
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