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History of Berlin before and after World War II showing zones of occupation and poor living conditions post-war.

Nazi soldiers at attention with guns drawn in Berlin during World War 2. U.S. soldiers on watch from damaged Berlin building. Man watching Berlin wall with binoculars while sitting in car. Pan American passenger airplane in flight after the war. Pan American passenger reading Time and other magazines. Aerial view of Berlin early 1960s. Pan American plane landing at Tempelhof Airport. Pan American passengers descending to tarmac under sign that reads, "Today Pan American has completed 93153 Transatlantic Crossings" Brandenburg Gate early 1960s. Drive through Brandenburg Gate in the 1920s. Drive through Berlin in the 1920s. Tourist bus flying American flag departs in Berlin 1920s. Berlin University 1920s. Early Nazis driving in Berlin streets. Hitler saluting parade. Hitler addressing Germans. Berlin in ruins Spring 1945 as tanks pass in front of Brandenburg Gate. Old starving woman walks on streets of Berlin amist ruins in 1945. Ruins of Berlin include Reichstag Building during 1945 battle. Women and children emerging from underground Berlin bunker in 1945, to a scene of devastation and rubble in the city. Ground view of the ruined Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche or Gedächtniskirche). Interior of ruined Reichstag Building. Potsdam Conference 1945, Map of WWII Europe. Berlin map, including official Berlin map with signatures showing Zones of Occupation. Germany allied control authority gathering including American, British, and Soviet representatives. French, American, Soviet flags in Germany. Rebuilding of Berlin mostly by women clearing rubble, using shovels, wheelbarrows and cleaning old bricks for reuse. Over crowded train in Germany post-WWII filled with civilian refugees abandoning the cities and heading to the countryside of Germany to resettle.

Date: 1945
Duration: 7 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The Four-power occupation of Germany after World War II and the Berlin Airlift

Allied tank and tank destroyer firing and Allied infantry in Germany during World War 2. British, American, and Soviet troops escorting German Prisoners of war at the end of the War. Animated map shows line where U.S. and Russian troops met.and zones of occupation in Germany and Berlin. It depicts routs of access into the Soviet zone of Berlin View from a vehicle driving through utterly destroyed part of Germany in 1945. Germans cooking on outdoor fire in a city street, and trying to clear some debris in a bucket brigade. Bus service being restored and German citizens boarding. Vehicle traffic moving with a German policeman directing. Doctors perform physical examination of a German youth as a group of German boys wait in queue for examination. Soviet Leader, Joseph Stalin, with U.S. President, Harry Truman, British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, at the Potsdam Conference. Children receiving soup at a school in Berlin. Animated map shows routes through the Soviet occupation zone, used by Western Allies, to supply essential food and supplies througn the Soviet zone of occupation to sustain West Berliners. It then depicts Soviet action blockading the road and rail routes to isolate West Berlin. Views of empty roads, rails, and canals. A DC-3 (US Air Force c-47) transport aircraft taking off. Men loading supplies on aircraft for delivery to West Berlin. A C-54 transport airplane taking off. A British Short S.25 Sunderland flying boat carrying cargo in the Berlin Airlift. Troops carrying supplies for airlift. A British Avro York transport aircraft taking off. A warehouse filled with barrels for Berlin. View from overflying airplane. Trucks resuming travel to Berlin after the Soviets finally lift the 9-month blockade. Normal supplies of food seen again, in West Berlin shops. Vehicle stopped at a checkpoint. Sign warning that: "You are leaving the American Sector." and similar ones at the French and British sector borders. Old road sign pointing to Potsdam, next to one warning of entering the Russian zone. Traffic moving between East and West Berlin.

Date: 1949
Duration: 4 min 14 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
German surrender scenes and views from wrecked German cities at end of World War 2

Documentary titled 'Deutschland Erwache' recounts Germany's wartime experiences. Nazi Swastika emblem is blasted from the top of the Zeppelintribüne at the Nazi party rally grounds in Nuremberg in 1945 by the U.S. Army. Following explosion, the pieces from the destroyed emblem fall from the sky. Montage shows: German Prisoners Of War (POWs) marching; Ratification of the German surrender documents (from surrender two days earlier at Reims) held at Soviet headquarters in Karlshorst, Berlin, Germany on May 9, 1945. German officers present include Colonel-General Hans-Jürgen Stumpff from the Luftwaffe, Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel as Chief of Staff of OKW, and Admiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg as Commander-in-Chief of the Kriegsmarine. They are seen entering room and signing documents. View of Keitel signing the surrender document. Soviet Russian General looking at surrender documents. General Eisenhower, General Montgomery and others shown in brief glimpses. Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill at Yalta. Aerial views of heavily bomb-damaged cities in Germany, including wrecked German cities of Cologne, Nuremberg, Hamburg, and Berlin. View of Brandenburg gate in background and rubble of bombing in foreground as two people carry a stretcher down the street. A wrecked street sign for the Unter Den Linden lies on the ground partially covered in mud. Ground level views of smoking ruined buildings in Berlin and a few German citizens walking on the streets. Views of dead German soldiers on a battlefield. German soldiers helping to carry and tend to wounded and bandaged German soldiers. Large group of German citizens gathered in a public square.

Date: 1945
Duration: 2 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Visual saga of the American Soldier from 1945 to 1970: WWII; Korea; Berlin Crisis;Cuban Missile Crisis; Red China

Review of conflicts involving U.S. from World War 2 to 1970. A U.S. soldier with rifle and binoculars, on guard. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler speaks in Germany to mass audience. German mobilization and blitzkrieg. U.S. troops firing small arms on island in Pacific. U.S. soldiers on half-track firing artillery. Explosive destruction of Nazi swastika and Eagle symbol on top of building in Zeppelin Field, Nuremberg, Germany. General Douglas MacArthur stands as Japanese General signs surrender documents aboard USS Missouri, ending World War II. Times Square in New York City on Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day) marking end of World War 2. American troops firing artillery and small arms in Korean War. Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev speaking at the UN. Newspaper headlines about postwar Berlin Crisis. Soviet missiles on display in military parade in Red Square, in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union. Soviet General Georgy Zhukov and Nikita Khrushchev, at Kremlin, reviewing the parade. Cuban President Fidel Castro giving a speech. A newspaper headline reading: "Khrushchev orders removal of missiles" ending the Cuban Missile Crisis. Soviet cargo ship with covered missiles on its deck. Red flag with image of Lenin and message: 'Partido Communista Dominicano' and a crowd chanting support for the Communist party in the Dominican Republic. Chinese people marching with massed flags in China. Mao Tse-Tung, President of China, waving to a crowd in China. A U.S. soldier in South Vietnam during Vietnam War looks through binoculars and then walks carrying his M-16 rifle. A map of Vietnam.

Date: 1970
Duration: 1 min 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
People in the U.S. listen as President Truman speaks during the United States flag raising ceremony in Berlin at end of World War 2

Filmed shortly before the Potsdam Conference in Berlin, Germany. A view of the devastated city of Berlin shortly after the end of World War 2 in Europe. Aerial views of bomb damaged Berlin and point of view shots from a moving car passing destruction, rubble, and skeletons of buildings from bomb damage. U.S. President Harry Truman surveying the damage from an open car, and view of his car approaching the Brandenburg Gate and driving on the Unter den Linden. Three flag towers each decorated at the base with an image of Truman, Stalin, and Churchill. U.S. President Harry S. Truman is riding through Berlin with General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin and Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov. Flashback shows German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler parading in Berlin. People crowd on either side of a street to cheer. Close up back and side profile view of Hitler as he stands in a moving car waving to the crowd. Hitler speaking at a Nazi Rally, forcefully and animated, about Germany wiping out inferior races, and decrying America's society of mixed people, saying that it has a ridiculous notion of equality and freedom that cannot stand up against Germany. The German people in the hall applaud. Truman speaks into a microphone in Germany after the war. U.S. delegates stand in the background. A radio tower. A U.S. military serviceman operating controls for the radio broadcast. People in the U.S. listen to President Truman speaking from a Berlin Radio Station. A hand on a typewriter. People of the United States in groups listening to radio: Men gathered at a city store listening to the radio speech; a woman typist listening to the radio beside her typewriter; men in a rural general store gathered around a radio near a wood stove; farmers listening to a radio; office workers gathered around a radio; a family in a living room listens to the radio; group of U.S. Army soldiers gathered to listen to the radio . Truman speaking on the grounds of the United States Group Control Council Headquarters in Berlin. He is in a courtyard that had been the home of the German Air Defense for Berlin. An honor guard from Company 'E' of the 41st Infantry is present, along with Secretary Stimpson, Assistant Secretary McCloy, and Generals Eisenhower, Patton, Clay, and Bradley. Soldiers stand in formation in the background. He speaks about peace in the world during the ceremony raising the United States flag over the U.S. controlled area of Berlin. His words included the statement, "Let's not forget that we are fighting for peace and for the welfare of mankind. We're not fighting for conquest."

Date: 1945, July 20
Duration: 2 min 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American troops fight against the Germans as American aircraft bomb Germany during World War II.

Allied operations in Germany during World War II. A map of Germany. A headline in a newspaper reads 'Russians strike Berlin'. People stand on a bridge in Cologne. View of Cologne cathedral. Past events show Nazi troops during a parade in March, 1936, crossing the River Rhine during rearmament of Germany. U.S. soldiers in advance in Germany in 1945, in combat from house to house in a German town. The German soldiers being taken as prisoners of war. Scenes with Nazi German soldiers with their hands up in the air. A large group of German Prisoners of War being marched on a road under guard by American soldiers. Allied aircraft bombard German towns. P-38 aircraft taking off and gun camera footage while strafing a target. P-38 landing on a snow covered airfield. An American single-propeller fighter aircraft crash lands with difficulty and slides into another parked aircraft on the snow. Aerial views of B-24 and B-17 aircraft in formation flight. Bombs being dropped in night bombing raids and day bombing raids over Berlin, Germany. Smoke rises. Aircraft in flight as they leave behind vapor trails. United States soldiers on the ground in combat with enemy Germans in a German town. Infantrymen fire rifles and advance house to house. Wounded Americans being carried on litters for medical care. Germans fire at the wounded Americans.Sergeant Peter Di Guiseppi, from Pennsylvania, of 1st Armored Division, being interviewed. Private Pat Brady of Hollywood California narrates an incident where a gunner aboard a tank fired fiercely at the enemy. He talks about tanks getting caught in a fire and the following rescue efforts.

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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