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German soldiers move through Morsbach and Hornbach

Film | Accession Number: 2016.518 | RG Number: RG-60.1862 | Film ID: 4210

With German intertitles. Scenes filmed by Lieutenant Edgar Forsberg of the 257 German Infantry following the collapse of the Polish army on October 6, 1939. “Am Divisions-Gefechtsstrand in Morsbach.” Soldier on a motorcycle, camera pans to the trees and hill beyond. A car moves along a dirt road, tree-covered hills in the distance. WS of a building at the base of a hill. “Morsbach und Umgebung” Morsbach and the surrounding area. Houses at the top of a hill. “Zugang zum Divisions-Gefechtsstand.” Soldiers at the Division Command Post. Two soldiers help a man get his motorcycle started by running and pushing it from the back. A guard paces at the entrance. Cars drive. “Beim Schauertal.” Animals in a field. “Es hat wieder einmal in Morsbach geregnet.” It rains. Men ride their bikes along the road.

10:10:24 “Alt-Hornbach an der Brucke” Houses along a small river in Hornbach. “Seitenstrasse in Hornbach” side-street in Hornbach. “Posten in Hornbach,” A soldier speaks to a civilian. “Reinlichkeit ist das halbe Leben” Man cleans off the back of another man’s clothes. “Hornbach am Wasser” A bridge over the main waterway in Hornbach, soldiers talk on the side. “Ia mit Gefolge in der Widerstandslinie.” People in uniform along a dirt road. “Hornbacher Strassenbilder.” A soldier walks along the street and steps through a gate. He continues to walk towards the camera. A car drives on the street. View from a higher elevation of the town and the lake. Soldiers push a cart of supplies past a building with bundles of wrapped wire sitting outside. Horse-drawn carts move through the town. The town appears deserted aside from the soldiers. 10:13:35 "Tarnung einer leichte Feldhaubitz-Stellung bei Alt-Hornbach.” A field howlitzer camouflaged in a hill. A soldier breaks off the top of a pine tree. A soldier emerges from a building.

Event:  October 1939?
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Agentur Karl Hoeffkes
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:15:07
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