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Germany advances into Poland; Polish POWs

Film | Digitized | RG Number: RG-60.1989 | Film ID: 4267

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    Germany advances into Poland; Polish POWs


    Part 3 (Reel 1): German assault troops land on river edge and advance rapidly through city streets. LS, bombed buildings explode as soldiers move forward along streets. HS, harbor. MCU, CU, heavy artillery fire. Telescopic view of area which is being shelled. LS, battleship in harbor fires directly upon port city. MS, civilians of Poland exit from shelters. Travel shot, troops and mobilized equipment move through streets and over bridges. Hitler in car rides through streets and is saluted by German soldiers. German soldiers rush forward, surround car and greet Hitler and high command. Hitler and officials move into encampment area and are served from mobile kitchens. Goering looks over map at conference table. Hitler is seated near train window as Goering and other high officials hold conference. Animated map battle positions in Poland. Cavalry and infantry troops of conquered Polish army line up, turn in their rifles and equipment. CU, rifles, machine guns, helmets all neatly stacked. VS, damaged Polish equipment. AV, area where equipment was turned over to German army. Pan, area where thousands of Polish POWs await orders from German high command. LS, Polish POWs are marched along roadway. CU, legs of marching Polish soldiers. VS, advance of German army into Poland.
    Event:  1939
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
    Director: Fritz Hippler
    Music: Herbert Windt
    Camera Operator: Sepp Algeier
    Camera Operator: Walter Frentz
    Camera Operator: Heinz Jaworsky
    Camera Operator: Arthur Linke
    Camera Operator: Hanns Scholz
    Camera Operator: Wilhelm Siems
    Camera Operator: Erich Stoll
    Camera Operator: Richard Unger

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 4267 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD
      Master 4267 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD
      Master 4267 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD
      Master 4267 Digital: ProRes HD HQ 422 - HD

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Federal Republic of Germany. Bundesarchiv.
    Conditions on Use
    This film contains German newsreel footage, the rights to which are held by the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv). Researchers should exercise caution when using newsreel clips from this film, and contact the Bundesarchiv at to find out how to use this footage. The online request form is available at:

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    Jack Penman donated high definition film transfers of World War II materials from the National Archives and Records Administration to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in April 2017.
    See Stories 746-747, Film 501; and Stories 1121-1122, Film ID 933 for duplicate SD footage.

    See publication in USHMM Library: "Feldzug in Polen" 1939. Monograph on content, background, production, published by Institut fuer den wissenschaftlichen Film, Goettingen.
    Film Source
    Jack Penman
    File Number
    Source Archive Number: 242 MID 6158 R-1
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:54:17
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