DAMAGED NUREMBERG STREETS AND LANDMARK BUILDINGS ON 26 MAY 1945 WITH DISPLACED PERSONS, REFUGEES & LOCALS; DISPLACED PERSONS CAMP; ENTRANCE GATE TO DACHAU; DISPERSED GERMAN AIRCRAFT BESIDE AUTOBAHN [Allocated Title]
- Title: DAMAGED NUREMBERG STREETS AND LANDMARK BUILDINGS ON 26 MAY 1945 WITH DISPLACED PERSONS, REFUGEES & LOCALS; DISPLACED PERSONS CAMP; ENTRANCE GATE TO DACHAU; DISPERSED GERMAN AIRCRAFT BESIDE AUTOBAHN [Allocated Title]
- Film Number: A70 514-11
- Other titles: CONCENTRATION CAMP MATERIAL FOR ALLIED FILM PRODUCTIONS [Allocated Series Title]
- Summary: Nuremberg on 26 May 1945 with damaged landmark buildings, cleared streets under US Army control, horse-cart and pedestrian refugees, locals and displaced persons on move. Full camp of Russian displaced persons. Entrance to Dachau Transit Camp with US guard and prohibited entry notices, Typhus warning. Autobahn with dispersed Luftwaffe aircraft. Heterogeneous group of German service personnel on move in lorry.
- Description: DIFFERENT VIEWS OF GERMANY [Dope sheet title]. Shots both from a stationary position and from the cameraman's jeep of the bomb-damaged ruins of Nuremberg on 26 May 1945, German civilians sitting in the sun, small groups laden with bundles passing the camera impassively, some in uniform and with red cross armbands, mothers and children sitting on pavements with their belongings. The Königstorturm shows minor damage, the Posthaus and surrounding buildings are recognisable but badly damaged. The majority of buildings are ruined and many only rubble. A US Military Policeman controls small amount of traffic on wide, streets. Much work has already been done to begin clearing the debris and rubble. A long German convoy is stationary on rural road, signpost to München 26km & Salzburg 113km, dispatch rider with BMW R12 motorcycle, other personnel variously uniformed, relaxed and cheerful. Long straight stretch of the Nuremberg to Munich autobahn with Heinkel He 111, Junkers Ju 88 night fighter, Junkers Ju 52 transport aircraft, dispersed carefully at 100 yard intervals. Displaced persons camp, for Russians who look contentedly at the camera as they cook outside their huts. A pretty blonde woman holds her baby up for the cameraman surrounded by smiling friends. Camera jeep comes to US sentry post at a camp by a river, notice reads Durchgangslager [transit camp] Dachau.
- Access Conditions: IWM
- Featured Period: 1939-1945
- Production Date: 1945-05-26
- Production Country: United States of America
- Production Details: Army Pictorial Service (Production sponsor) United States Army Signal Corps (Production company) Méjat, Georges (Production individual)
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- Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W Sound format: Silent Soundtrack language: None Title language: None Subtitle language: None
- Technical Details: Format: 35mm Number of items/reels/tapes: 1 Footage: 1100 ft; Running time: 12 mins
- Notes: Historical Note: this material was assembled and listed for possible inclusion in the SHAEF film intended for exhibition in Occupied Germany in 1945; the uncompleted British film "Memory of the Camps" (held as A70 515) and the US film "Todesmühlen" (directed by Hanus Burger).
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