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Former U.S. President Harry Truman meets German President Adenauer, at Chancellery, and visits birthplace of Beethoven in Germany

Former U.S. President Harry S. Truman, arrives at German Chancellery, Bonn, Germany, in car with motorcycle escort. He steps from car and is greeted and escorted inside. Photographers take pictures. Helmeted armed German guards stand at entrance. Inside, German President Conrad Adenauer escorts Truman to a microphone, where he makes some statements. (Truman carries a cane.) Candelabra shown in ceiling. Reporters take notes. Adenauer makes some brief remarks. Truman and Adenauer smile and shake hands. Plaque identifying house where Ludwig van Beethoven was born. Former U.S. President Truman emerges, after visiting the house, and enters his car. It is raining, and streets are wet. Spectators holding umbrellas, smile, and laugh. Truman's car and motorcycle escort drive away.

Date: 1956, June 7
Duration: 2 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Troops of the U.S. 1st, 3rd, 7th and 9th Infantry Divisions assault German Cities in Saar Basin during World War 2.

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 mounted on top of tanks. U.S. Army soldiers of the 3rd Division enter the ruined city of Zweibrücken. U.S. Army 3rd Division commander Major General John O'Daniel ("Iron Mike") is seen discussing strategy with officers and soldiers. The troops of the 7th Division of the 7th Army move forward into devastated and bombed Saarbrücken. A group of captured German soldier prisoners of war is shown in Saarbrücken. Wreckage of plaque mounted on Rathaus St. Johann (city hall) in Saarbrücken commemorating the Saar plebiscite and Saar status referendum results of 1935 which was announced by Hitler at the Rathaus St. Johann in 1935. Army vehicles crossing the Rhine on pontoon bridge at Remagen. U.S. Army forces entering Bad Godesberg, where citizens are seen waving white flags of surrender from windows in the town. German civilians in Bad Godesberg read a poster on a building wall giving instructions from the Allied Military Government. German citizens with weapons stand in a line to turn-in the weapons, by order of the Allies. Scenes in Bonn, where the 1st Division of the 1st Army drives to the wreckage of the bridge at Bonn over the Rhine river. Views of the largely destroyed bridge at Bonn. American Army forces guard captured German military prisoners of war in area of Bonn. Views of captured German POW in uniform.

Date: 1945, March
Duration: 3 min 11 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. President John F Kennedy in Bonn, Germany.

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.

Date: 1963, June 23
Duration: 8 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
United States and Russian troops in Germany after World war 2; division of West Germany and East Germany

Bomb damaged and ruined buildings of Nazi Germany in 1945, including the Reichstag. Nazi Eagle symbol of Third Reich pulled down from building and crashes to the ground at end of World War 2. United States Army of occupation marches into city as German population lines sidewalks and watches them parade. Sign on a shop reads "Gaststatte Schosser." Many buildings in view are damaged or destroyed from bomb attacks during World War 2. American soldiers occupying German give candy to German children who at first hide from them. Nazi leaders including Hermann Göring, Rudolf Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and Wilhelm Keitel, seen on trial in the Nuremberg war crimes trials. German people struggling to rebuild. women and children trying to gather wood from stumps of trees for fuel. A woman sawing a log. Women and children scraping food from inside trash cans and refuse bins, to stay alive during scarcity and shortages after the war. Americans providing food assistance and feeding German children in relief lines. Close up of a smiling boy as he receives food or drink. Soviet Russian Army soldiers occupying East Berlin and marching in formation. Russians removing an industrial lathe and other machinery and tools from Germany as the Soviet Union continues to strip Germany of resources after the war. A map of Germany and Berlin seen with divided regions as American, British, French and Soviet zones. Views of empty streets and heavily damaged buildings of Berlin after the end of the war. Children play amidst the desolation and destruction in East Berlin. View of Kammergericht, Headquarters of the Allied Control Council. Leaders seen meeting inside include American General Joseph T. McNarney, French General Marie Pierre Kœnig (Marie-Pierre Koenig), Soviet General Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov,. British Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery. View of Spandau Prison guarded by troops of occupying powers. Soviet and American troops drill and march on the grounds of Spandau Prison. An American soldier relieves a Soviet soldier at a watch post. Soviet blockade of West Berlin begins in June 1948. View of a man shutting down power in a power plant and lights going dark in Berlin. Blackout conditions in Berlin during the blockade. Germans plant vegetables in city to survive. Germans exchange goods in black market setting. A man plants vegetables in view of the Brandenburg Gate. The Berlin Airlift operations underway. U.S. Air Force C-54 aircraft flying low and arriving in Berlin, bringing supplies to West Berlin. C-97 landing. U.S. military forces unloading relief supplies and food from airlift aircraft. American C-47s and C-54s in the Berlin Airlift. Soap and milk being unloaded from airplanes. German children gather on a hill and watch low-flying American airlift planes as they approach to land at Tempelhof Aerodrome in Berlin. An Air Force airman throws a package out of the aircraft. It is a very small parachute with candy that drops from the American airplane to the waiting children. Children run to retrieve it and they share and eat the candy. Blockade is lifted in 1949 and rebuilding of West Berlin resumes. View of railroad tracks being re-linked, a locomotive running on tracks, and trains cross between East and West Berlin. Ships loading goods onto trains for Berlin. A coal processing factory running again in Germany. German workers producing industrial parts and goods again in production factories. West German construction workers rebuilding structures in West Germany. German people cast votes, establishing Federated German Republic (West Germany). Figures seen include U.S. General Alfred B. Gruenther with Konrad Adenauer, President of the new German Republic, together in Bonn, Germany. Soviet Russian troops marching on parade in East Germany. East German workers rioting in 1953, in protest of increased production quotas. Soviet forces in armored vehicles patrol the streets and disperse the crowd. A large electronic billboard banner flashes West German messages and propaganda to those who can view it in East Berlin. Citizen refugees from East Germany arriving in a processing center in West Germany, carrying bags and luggage. East German refugees laying on the ground on blankets in a crowded immigration processing center of West Germany. A woman irons clothes in the immigration center, while a child plays with dolls.

Date: 1949
Duration: 7 min 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Czechoslovak coup with Communists coming to power; anti-Communist demonstrations in various European nations over 10 years

U.S. propaganda piece about threats by communists against various European countries. The Czechoslovak coup and demonstrations. Czech citizens moving on a street in Czechoslovakia during a strike forcing conservative elements to resign from the cabinet. Scenes of police brutality and beatings against strikers. Communists take over the police. Czech President Edvard Benes with conservative politicians in a government building. Huge crowd on a street. Police clashing with crowd. Czech Prime Minister Klement Gottwald with officials. President Edvard Benes, facing possible civil war or invasion by the Soviet Union, accepts a Communist cabinet. He is seen signing documents to that effect on February 25, 1948. Other officials beside President Benes during the signing. View of the first President of Czechoslovakia Tomas Masaryk's son, Jan Masaryk, who remained the Foreign Minister, and did not agree to the new government. Two days later Jan Masaryk is discovered dead. The body of Jan Masaryk in a coffin. Edvard Benes, who resigned in June 1948 after refusing to sign the communist constitution, is seen walking slowly outside the Parliament using a cane. A guard saluting Benes. View of the body of Edvard Benes, who died in September 1948, laying in a coffin. Mourning citizens offering flowers and cry. Officials bearing the coffin. Shift several years later to street strikes in East Germany in 1953. People during a strike and riot in Poland in 1956. Russian tanks moving on a street and Soviet soldiers are seen. Elevated view of panic and Polish citizens fleeing soldiers. October 1956: Student demonstrators on street in Budapest Hungary during the Hungarian Uprising of 1956. Soviet Russian red star is toppled by crowds from a building roof in a sign of defiance. Russian troops respond with tanks on the streets in Hungary. Crowd fights back. Russians retreat. Crowd overwhelms local police. Imre Nagy, Prime Minister of Hungary, ascends steps. Hungarian crowd on streets burn communist books and papers. Russian tanks invade Hungary to crush revolt. Tanks fire guns on Hungarian street. Imre Nagy's execution announced June 17, 1958.

Date: 1956
Duration: 3 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes of communist East German GDR rallies, then unrest in Uprising of 1953 and Hungarian Revolt of 1956

Civilians gather on streets of Berlin and celebrate the socialist DDR (GDR) government in East Germany around 1949 or soon after. Uniformed band plays during a ceremony in East Germany. The spectators and a group of uniformed party leaders stand, cheer, and clap. A east German teenage girl kisses the flag. Next scene shows unrest and protests with burning flags in the streets of Berlin, East Germany, during the Uprising of 1953. Crowd burns a flag and then tears at another flag to destroy it. Crowd marches in the street in protest. Scenes of Soviet tanks rolling. Next scene shows a protest rally during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Narrator mentions revolt in Poland also. Large number of civilians march on roads and cut the center emblem out of a East German flag during protest.

Date: 1953
Duration: 1 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Portuguese
 
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