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  • Short Summary

    Reel of Second World War footage shot by Germans.

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    Captured German footage from World War Two.

    German army officers stand to attention by a war memorial or statue. They give the Nazi salute. A very large wreath is laid at the base of the memorial. C/U of a ribbon attached to the wreath which has the word: "Hitler" printed on it.

    Military men stand by canons as an officer makes a speech. C/Us of soldiers faces as they stand with their hands on their rifles. C/U of hands. Wording on sleeve reads ".... Volkssturn Wehrmacht." Top shot of large number of men listening to speech. Wording across top of building reads: "Der Volkssturm Kampff fur Leben und Freheit Grobdeutch..." Men in civilian clothes lift rifles and put them over their shoulders. Large military march. Civilian men also march. Goebbels (?) gives Nazi salute. C/U of general and officers. Large number of men march towards the Brandenburg Gate (?)

    Military manoeuvres. General climbs into tank. View from the tank as it moves along through the streets. Aircraft. German soldiers look at a bomb damaged building. Bomb is dropped. Soldiers run through smoke. Men in trenches. Men walk through mud. Tanks on the move. Tank fire. Men running and tending to wounded. Explosions. Men fires pistol in the air. Soldiers run through field. More explosions. Soldiers walk with bicycles and carry large weapons. Soldier looks through field glasses. Good footage of artillery being loaded and fired. Explosions. Soldiers running, weapons being fired, men in trenches. Bomb damaged buildings. Man on lookout stamps his feet. Men walk through snowy landscape. C/Us of various party members. C/U of an emblem on a box. SS General von dem Bach-Zelewski (?) shakes hands with officers and presents them with medals.

    Note: this reel catalogued from negative on Steenbeck without negative viewing facility therefore some details unclear.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:05:00 / 01:08:12:00

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