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GIs in Paris, Brussels, and Düren

Film | Accession Number: 2021.89 | RG Number: RG-60.7179 | Film ID: 4517

(b/w) American soldiers in Paris, sightseeing, street scenes, local civilians, opera house, Avenue des Champs Elysses, Arc de Triomphe, the Unknown soldiers' tomb. 01:04:59 Title card: “Maastricht, Holland.” Street scenes, soldiers in field. 01:05:26 Sightseeing in Brussels, street cars. Title card: “The King’s Memorial to his wife” 01:07:59 Title card: “US Army Pro. Station in rear” Well-dressed women, ornate buildings in city. 01:08:36 Sign for American soldiers, “Warning Curfew in Brussels”. Building destruction. Title card: “Bomb crater”. 01:10:54 Title card: “Duren, 40,000-complete ruins!” Bombed out city of Düren, Germany, taken by the 8th Infantry on February 25, 1945. Ruins, GIs. Title card: “Four engine bombers”. (color) Snow covered, destroyed buildings, civilians. CUs of Red Cross medics and other American soldiers holding and showing-off hand pistols. 01:14:32 (b/w) Title card: “Infantry advancing!” Active war zone, soldiers in field. Title card: “Mortars in combat.”


Duration
00:16:25
Date
Event:  1945
Locale
Paris, France
Brussels, Belgium
Düren, Germany
Maastricht, Netherlands
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 14:57:31
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