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Description: I. De Gaulle tours French-occupied zone of Germany, visiting Saarbrücken, Mainz etc, viewing remains of Westwall, and returning by launch across Rhine.
II. Report from Japan. a. Nagasaki A-bomb explosion. b. Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the attacks. c. Hirohito among the ruins of Tokyo. d. General Tojo receives blood transfusion after suicide attempt.
III. Munich Theatre reopens.
IV. British troops return from Far East, including film of Mountbatten and Lady Mountbatten visiting former POW camp and its inmates etc.
V. US soldiers learn skiing on Zugspitze slopes.
VI. Warsaw: parade honours the fallen, among the ruins and graves.
VII. Arrival in Bremerhaven of several American internees, including pre-war leader of the German-American Bund Fritz Kuhn.
VIII. Argentina: political disturbances in Buenos Aires (Peron).
IX. Hamburg: condition of famous Hagenbeck zoo; elephants help clear rubble in city.
X. V2 test firing "reveals secrets" to Allies.
XI. Sequence suggesting English industry's switch from war to peace production.
XII. An UNRRA home for orphans from Dachau.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Gaulle, Charles André Joseph Marie de (person)
Hirohito, Emperor of Japan (person)
Tojo, Hideki (person)
Kuhn, Fritz Julius (person)
Peron, Juan (person)
United States Army (regiment/service)
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (regiment/service)
Keywords: destruction, Japanese military - area: atomic bomb (object name)
medical, Japanese civilian - routine: blood transfusion (General Tojo) (object name)
delegations, French international - military: De Gaulle visits occupied Germany (object name)
buildings, German civilian - commercial: theatre (object name)
reconstruction, German: reopening of theatre (object name)
recreation, German - theatre (object name)
delegations, British international - military: Mountbatten visits POW camp (object name)
operations, British military - return (object name)
recreation, United States military - sport: skiing (object name)
ceremonies, Polish - event-related: memorial parade (object name)
prisoners of war, German - repatriation (object name)
politics, Argentinian - irregular (object name)
animals, mammals: elephant (object name)
engineering, civil, German: rubble clearance (object name)
recreation, German civilian - general: Hagenbeck zoo (object name)
weapons, German - missile: V2 & [captured] (object name)
reconstruction, British: industrial (object name)
society, international - charity: children's home (object name)
Germany & Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate (geography)
Germany & Saarbrucken, Saarland (geography)
Germany & Rhine (River) (geography)
Germany & <French zone> (geography)
Japan & Hiroshima (geography)
Nagasaki, Kyushu, Japan (geography)
Germany & Munich, Bavaria (geography)
Germany & Mount Zugspitze (geography)
Warsaw, Poland (geography)
Germany & Bremerhaven, Bremen (geography)
Germany & Hamburg, Hamburg (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: German
Title language: German
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 2
Footage: 1917 ft; Running time: 22 mins