View from a ground level entrance of the partially wrecked Cathedral of Cologne in Cologne, Germany during World War 2. Scene shifts to a town or village with U.S. Army trucks passing by and German civilians in a queue, a few doors down from the Konditorei (patisserie or bakery). Directional sign pointing toward 67th Medical Evacuation Hospital implies the location is in or near Bonn, as the 67th was located there until March 31, 1945. Scene changes to an elevated view of the Rhine River from the Northwest looking toward the Victor Bridge pontoon bridge, one other pontoon bridge, and the wrecked Ludendorff Bridge (also known as the Remagen Bridge), in the distance, at Remagen, Germany.
Soldiers of Allied Armed forces inspect the war damaged birth home of Ludwig Von Beethoven in Bonn, Germany. The house was damaged during World War II. Soldiers with weapons stand outside the houses and read the name plates. Other houses near Beethoven's house. Soldiers enter the destroyed house and walk on rubble. Bust of Beethoven in the damaged house.
Soldiers of Allied Armed forces in Bonn, Germany. They inspect the house of Ludwig Von Beethoven which was damaged during World War II. In the backyard the soldiers observe the damage to the house by bombing and battle. Soldiers walk on debris and enter the house. Other houses on roadside near Beethoven's house. Soldiers enter the destroyed house and walk on rubble. Bust of Beethoven in the damaged house.
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.
U.S. President John F Kennedy going to Cologne Cathedral. Mass cheers for the President. Banner and posters on President's way. Scenes of fruit and vegetable market, people wave U.S. flags and cameramen getting ready for President's arrival. Sign showing way to Bonn and President arrives in city of Bonn. He addresses Bonn citizens and signs Golden Book of City of Bonn. Scene of a movie hall showing "PT 109". After having a busy schedule President Kennedy goes to relax. Later in the evening President Kennedy meets Ministers of States of Germany, Cabinet Ministers including Ludwig Erhard and Representatives of Churches. Various formal and informal conferences held that evening till late night. Next day President Kennedy and Chancellor Adenauer meeting held at Chancellor's office.
World War 2. . Troops of the U.S. 1st, 3rd, 7th and 9th Infantry Divisions assault cities in the Saar Basin, including: Zweibruecken, Saarbruecken, Remagen, Bad Godesberg, and Bonn.They attack the cities with tanks and rocket launchers. The troops of the 7th Division move forward in the area. Firing and bombarding in the area. Smoke arises from firing. Wreckage in the area. Troops of the 3rd Division advance. Wrecked houses. Soldiers on tank. Wrecked buildings. Troops walk through rubble. Soldiers on tank. Bridge on river. Men wave a white flag from the window of a building. German civilians stand outside houses. Wrecked bridge.