Surrendering German officer steps from a building and exchanges salutes, and hand shakes, with officers of the British 8th Army, in Northern Italy, during final days of World War II, in Europe. German soldiers standing about, watching, as one of them prepares a pig for roasting. View from a high balcony overlooking a river and valley.
Armed Italian Partisans escort several Italian Fascist officials, who walk with their hands raised along a street in Ivrea, Northern Italy, during final days of World War 2, in Europe. Local citizens walk along beside and behind them, including some on bicycles. Another scene shows Italian Partisans escorting several soldiers, of the Italian National Republican Army, with their hands on their heads. This group is also followed by a large number of local citizens. Scene shifts to an American jeep carrying an officer and two U.S. soldiers. It is followed by an automobile, seen, later parked with another near a sidewalk, where several Italian Republican Army officers are conversing cordially with American soldiers of the U.S. 92nd Infantry Division.(By May 5, 1945, all Nazi forces in Italy, had capitulated.) Italian women and children seen in a small open bus.
Protests in the Balkan Peninsula as troops withdraw from Trieste as it is handed over to Italy. Yugoslavs vow to never give up Trieste as United States and British troops prepare to withdraw. Italians see the raising of their flag for the first time since 1945. View of Yugoslavs with protest signs behind a barbed wire boundary. Men march with flags. In Belgrade, protestors storm the American embassy, following defiant speeches in which Marshall Tito threatens to invade Trieste.
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.
Activities of Allied troops in Italy. British General Henry Wilson inspects troops at Naples in Italy. He poses with General Eaker and administration. General Henry and other officers get into the plane. Plane takes off. General Clark decorates 5th Army troops.
Activities of Allied troops in Italy. General Keyes and Lucian King Truscott Junior, U.S. Army General meet near Bologna in Italy. They meet the other officers outside the army headquarters. Generals get honor of Battalion. Generals observe the fight area and smoke over defense line during the battle on 11th December.