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American military moves through Germany

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

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).

Event:  March-June 1945
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Library of Congress
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:48:46
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