• Short Summary

    GERMANY: HOUR OF DEFEAT - RAF Increase raids against Germany attacking submarine U-Boat pens in Helgioland , battleship Luitzow and other targets.

  • Description

    CAPTION - HOUR OF DEFEAT


    Heligoland, (North Sea), Off Germany: GAV Lancasters flying above clouds - superimposed title "Heligoland". GAV Lancasters flying above clouds. Air view bombs leaving aircraft. Air view bombs bursting on air field on Heligoland. Air view bombs away. Air view bombs bursting on U-boat pens on Heligoland.

    Heligoland, Def Germany: GAV Lancasters flying above - superimposed title "Heligoland". GAV Lancasters flying above clouds. Air view bombs leaving aircraft. Air view bombs bursting on air field on Heiligoland. Air view bombs away. Air view bombs bursting on U-boat on Heligoland.

    Swinemunde, Germany: GAV Lancasters flying above clouds. Air view 12,000 LB bombs bursting around battleship "LUTZOW".

    CAPTION - RAF SHATTER COMMUNICATIONS

    Denmark: Air shot Mosquitos - superimposed title "Denmark". Stop motion shot showing damage to Gestapo headquarters.

    Magdeburg, Germany: GV smoking town of Magdeburg - superimposed title "Magdeburg". GV bomb exploding over town. GV troops advancing into town. SBV pan U.S. half track vehicle past - troops advancing. LBV troops thru smoking town.

    Nuremburg, Germany: GV Nazi sport arena at Nuremburg - superimposed title "Nuremburg". SV knocked out German tank - stadium in b-g. Angle shot Nazi emblem on stadium - American standing beside it.

    GV numbering station filled with troops and crowds pre-war days...LIB.NO. 4621

    SV Hitler and Goering watching parade...5412M

    TV massed tanks moving off...6713

    GTV pan Nuremburg stadium filled with troops...7804

    SV Hitler and others watching...5412

    Leipzig, Germany: GAV flying over town of Leipzig - superimposed title "Leipzig". LV troops and tanks advancing down street in Leipzig. Side view tanks moving cautiously down street - troops in f-g. SSV pan American infantry firing behind tanks firing down street. SBV tank firing and infantry firing behind tank. LV looking down street soldier firing rifle on corner. CUBV soldier firing rifle. SV German civilian (young boy) injured on pavement - others around him. Long side view tanks and infantry firing down street. Shot behind two tanks firing at buildings - American on one of the tanks. Shot American infantry firing at buildings crouching down on pavement. LV building being fired at. LV tank firing beside building. Angle shot firing at snipers in building. SV pan tank moving down street.

    Travel shot towards German civilians surrendering and waving white flags etc. - young children amongst them. SV German women surrendering - others in b-g. - young children amongst them. GV city Hall of Leipzig . STV poisoned Burgomaster laying dead sprawled across desk with daughter lying dead on settee and wife lying dead on chair. SV dead Burgomaster sprawled across desk. SV daughter lying dead on settee. CU dead Volkssturmer General on floor. CU Volkssturmer armed band. (ORIG.DUPE.NEG.)

    Ruhr, Germany: GV pan mass of German prisoners in cage having all mostly surrendered from Ruhr pocket - superimposed title "Ruhr Pocket". SV German soldiers and officers entering cage. SCU side view German soldiers and officers entering cage. SV prisoners marching in with officers towards. SV pan prisoners carrying German prisoner who has fainted from heat. SV prisoners being herced into cage. SV prisoners carrying fainted prisoner. SV group of German WACS in civilians clothes amongst prisoners. CU French girl collaborator in uniform. LV towards and pan captured very young German boys accompanied by German priest walking into cage. CU German kids into cage. Long Semi view towards Czech soldier (bare to the waist). pushing German prisoners to one side.

    CU Czech soldier pan down showing concentration number tattooed on arm. SV German prisoner with iron cross. CU prisoner pan down to iron cross on tunic. ORIG.DUPE.NEG.

    GV British prisoners of war in camp cheering(Nat.sd.) ??? interviews ending in CU of prisoner of war. (British).(Nat.sd.) (ORIG.BLUE)

    ( ** THE SEQUENCES BELOW ARE NOT ON CLIP ** )

    Radio Leipzig, Germany: GOOD SCENES:- GV Radio Leipzig. CU signpost "GROSSRUNDFUNKSENDER: LEIPZIG." LV Radio tower at Leipzig. Nearer shot showing base of tower. GV buildings of Radio Leipzig. CU German eagle on wall. (emblem). SV int. Radio Leipzig showing Nazi swastika over doorway. STV int. Radio electrical equipment. CU int. Radio electrical equipment. CU valve. BV American Red Cross men walking thru wrecked street.


    (For Speech by prisoners of war (British-while they are being interviewed see Speech copy. (marked In ink).[QUERY]

    ORIG.DUPE.NEG. & ORIG.BLUE

    GOOD SCENES:- GV pan prisoners in cage. SV wounded German prisoner showing 2 on crutches. BGV pan prisoners in compound. SV German officers walking towards. (prisoners). CU German officers walking towards - civilians amongst them. SV German officers walking towards one wiping his nose. CU German officers posing pan to others.
    Background: GERMANY: HOUR OF DEFEAT - RAF Increase raids against Germany attacking submarine U-Boat pens in Helgioland , battleship Luitzow and other targets. German prisoners captured and British prisoners released.

    (Note - some British prisoners of war interviewed on their release saying that they are looking forward to going home / visiting the pub / one soldier saying he ca't believe it and talking about his family/another soldier
    addressing camera and telling his wife Eileen that he will soon be home).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6ZI7NPDDLHS9ZZECZI3R4GQBN
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ZI7NPDDLHS9ZZECZI3R4GQBN
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1945
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
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    GERMANY/ DENMARK:  HOUR OF DEFEAT - RAF ATTACK GERMAN TARGETS/BRITISH SOLDIERS RELEASED

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