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U.S. 8th Infantry in the Rhineland

Film | Accession Number: 2021.89 | RG Number: RG-60.7175 | Film ID: 4513

Title card: "Banen Productions" "8th Infantry Division: Normandy. Northern France. Rhineland. Central Europe." Swastika flag. American soldiers in the Rhineland, smoke in field. Damaged cathedral in Cologne. Ruins. "Cologne air field" Soldiers board U.S. Army Air Forces Air Transport plane. Title card: "Crossing the Rhine! surely Jerry won't hold out long now!" American military vehicles cross the Rhine River in March 1945. Traveling in trucks on roads, passing abandoned tanks. Rubble in villages. Road sign for Altenkirchen. 01:07:16 Medics loading wounded military into ambulance "USA 725448-S". INTs, hospital, wounded with bandages, some on stretchers. 01:08:55 Displaced German men crouched with their belongings. White flags of surrender hanging from windows. More local civilians (mainly women and children), repair roads. Autobahn. Directional sign for Ratingen and Essen, and another for Dusseldorf. Title card: "Duisburg" Street scenes in Duisburg. 01:11:23 (color) Daily life in the city of Duisburg, civilians, bicycles. Ruined buildings, destruction. Newspapers posted on brick building exteriors. Title card: "Nonfraternization" American soldiers with local women. 01:13:20 Uniformed American soldier, likely Dr. Banen, on city street approaches the camera and smiles. Title card: "Hotel Duisburg I stayed here 5 days" EXT hotel. Filling buckets with water pump. Sign for a dentist: "Dr. Dalhoff Zahnarzt" Rubble, church, women riding bicycles. Children playing in bomb craters. Reparing a flat tire. CUs, children sitting besidTitle card: "Banen Productions" "8th Infantry Division: Normandy. Northern France. Rhineland. Central Europe." Swastika flag. CU, badge #8. American soldiers in the Rhineland, setting up mortars, smoke in field. City sign “#8 Grapefruit Blue” Sign posted by a military tank: “Sightseers Keep Out! Beyond this point you draw fire on fighting men. He risks his life 24 hours a day. DO YOU??” Cathedral in Cologne. Damaged buildings, ruins. Military soldiers. "Cologne air field" Soldiers board U.S. Army Air Forces Air Transport plane. Title card: "Crossing the Rhine! surely Jerry won't hold out long now!" American military vehicles cross the Rhine River in March 1945. Traveling in trucks on roads, passing abandoned tanks. Rubble in villages. Road sign for Altenkirchen. 01:07:16 Medics loading wounded military into ambulance "USA 725448-S". INTs, hospital, wounded with bandages, some on stretchers. 01:08:55 Displaced German men crouched with their belongings. White flags of surrender hanging from windows. More local civilians (mainly women and children), repair roads, cleaning rubble. Autobahn, bombed out bridge. Directional sign for Ratingen and Essen, and another for Dusseldorf. Title card: "Duisburg" Street scenes in Duisburg. 01:11:23 (color) Daily life in the city of Duisburg, civilians, bicycles. Ruined buildings, destruction. Newspapers posted on brick building exteriors. Title card: "Nonfraternization" American soldiers with local women. 01:13:20 Uniformed American soldier, likely Dr. Banen, on city street approaches the camera and smiles. Title card: "Hotel Duisburg I stayed here 5 days" EXT hotel. Filling buckets with water pump. Sign for a dentist: "Dr. Dalhoff Zahnarzt" Street scenes. Rubble, church, women riding bicycles. Children playing in bomb craters. Repairing a flat tire. CUs, children sitting beside the road.


Duration
00:15:34
Date
Event:  1945 March
Locale
Germany
Cologne, Germany
Altenkirchen, Germany
Duisburg, Germany
Essen, Germany
Dusseldorf, Germany
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Amateur.
Credit
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Museum of Jewish Heritage
 
Record last modified: 2021-09-27 14:57:18
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