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Breslau Poland 1943 stock footage and images

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Reich Labour Service boys dig drainage area; Athletes participate in athletic events at a Breslau meet with Hitler Youth.

Opening scenes show German young men and boys of the Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD or Reich Labour Service) forming up into units at a camp in Serbia, marching with shovels, and digging a drainage area. Next scenes show Hitler Youth gathering in Breslau, lower Silesia, and participating in a summer athletic meet. A ceremony with many Hitler youth girls in synchronized calisthenics on the stadium field at the Hermann-Goering-Sports field. A young man does gymnastics on rings. Boy and girl spectators of the Hitler Youth watch the events from the stands and cheer. Youth competing in the long jump and pole vault events. Athletes participate in a relay race. Spectators watch swimming competitions and diving competitions at a swimming pool. Hitler youth leaders and other Nazi officers watch and smile from the stands.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Germans defend against advancing Soviet forces in Silesia during World War II

Germany defending against Soviet offensives along the Oder River in in Silesia, during World War 2. German infantry slogging through mud, past sign pointing back 6 Km to Ratibor,Germany, (present-day Racibórz, Poland) during World War 2. They are proceeding to reinforce defenses at Breslau. They carry many panzerfaust antitank weapons. Scene shifts to German officers conversing with General Hermann Niehoff, Commander of Breslau defenses. German gunners firing a Heavy 21 cm Mörser 18 gun at near-zero elevation. (General Niehoff holds his ears as it fires.) Shell explodes with large fireball in distance. Niehoff speaks with a smiling German officer and pats him on the shoulder, at an informal award ceremony on a street in outlying area of Breslau. German soldiers riding atop an Auto Union Kätzchen (armored personnel carrier) .It is towing a conveyance in which two soldiers ride.

Date: 1945
Duration: 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Germany prepares to defend Fortress City of Breslau in Lower Silesia, Germany (now Poland) against Soviets in World War II

The city of Breslau being fortified and prepared to defend against surrounding soviet forces in January, 1945, World War 2. Armed sentries patrolling the city streets. Snow on ground in some places. Poster announces the situation and requests cooperation of all Men, women, and children (over the age of 10). A poster being nailed to a pole, showing a defender with a panzerfaust anti-tank weapon confronting a tank. German soldiers shouldering panzerhaust on patrol in the snow. Closeup of insignia on sleeves on defenders' overcoats reading,"Volkssturm Wehrmacht." Men on defensive barricades. Others hauling material for defenses in wheel barrows. Tram cars being overturned and placed as impediments to invading forces. Closeup of Karl August Hanke, Gauleiter of Silesia, the city's Battle Commander (Kampfkommandant), mingling with other officers, and various groups of defenders. Hatless, he shakes hands with a defender who is dressed in heavy white cold weather coat. A car riding on road laced with tram tracks. view from inside the car of streets, building, and barriers contrived from overturned vehicles. Tram cars being set up as barriers. View from inside a defensive position, of a woman and man walking in the snow. Men setting up boxes of explosives and hooking them up to detonators along railroad tracks on a bridge. Closeups of the boxes and detonators. The charges are ignited and a large destructive explosion results raising dust and smoke. Civilian inhabitants of Breslau, under orders to evacuate, are seen leaving the city with their belongings. Some ride in army trucks, others use any means available to transport their belongings, including , wagons, bicycles, carts, and even baby carriages. As they leave, German soldiers including Volkssturm (Peoples' Militia) enter to reinforce the city defenses, Views of the reinforcements, some carrying panzerfaust anti-tank weapons, but most shouldering rifles as they march into the city. Cases of small arms being offloaded from army trucks to supply the reinforcements. A Goliath, SdKfz. 303 remote controlled tracked mine is seen scurrying across the ground as soldiers watch it in operation. A contingent of Volkssturm carrying panzerfaust weapons. City defenders setting up a large artillery field piece. A supply train carrying heavy armor and artillery to the city. A Hertzer tank destroyer being maneuvered into position with other armor on a dirt road. A line of Panther tanks on a roadway behind supply trucks. Closeup of one with crew members visible. Scene shifts to a dirt airfield where a German Luftwaffe Messerschmitt Bf 109 aircraft is taking off. It is followed by several Focke-Wulf Fw 190 aircraft. Some raise considerable dust during takeoff. Closeup of one passing the camera on takeoff. Next, one is seen nosing over in the soft dirt of the airfield. But the pilot manages to right it again and continue the takeoff. Some Messerschmitt Bf 109 aircraft taking off in the dust. German airmen look up to watch the departing airplanes. Aircraft are barely seen in distance above, possibly engaged in dogfights with Soviet aircraft. Blsck smoke rising from Soviet bombing or shelling. Soldier on the airfield, shouldering a panzerfaust, looks skyward, with a comrade. View of sky shows aircraft engaged above, but barely discernible. White smoke rises from the ground, possibly from a crashed airplane.

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
A Russian attack near Breslau is repelled by German tanks, artillery and rocket launchers during World War II.

Germany responds to the Russian attack near Breslau, Lower Silesia, Germany (Now part of Poland) during World War II. StuG III's move on the road. Soldiers stand with Panzerfaust recoilless antitank weapons and guns. Sdkfz.251/21 Drilling half-tracks advance. Two soldiers look through binoculars. A stationary Panther tank. Soldiers sit on a Hetzer Jagdpanzer, light tank destroyer. A tank gun is fired. Soldiers sit holding small arms in the battle field.

Date: 1945
Duration: 2 min 14 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German forces defending against Soviets on the Vistula line in World War II Winter of 1945. Kriegsmarine operations in the Baltic

Opening scene shows map with principal cities of Danzig, Königsberg, Warsaw, Breslau and the Vistula River and Baltic Sea (Ostsee) among other places shown. Gernan forces forming a defense against Soviets on the Vistula line in the Winter of 1945, during World War 2. German troops are seen in white winter gear manning positions in deep snow. They are seen in midst of high winds and snowstorm. Only a couple of motorcycles move through the storm. Closeups of some of the German soldiers. Scene shifts to a Baltic seaport, where German troops and war materiel are being loaded for transport to the front. Views of German supply convoy underway through ice floes in the Baltic. Glimpse of German sailors on deck in cold weather gear. View from snow covered deck of an accompanying warship of the convoy steaming ahead. At TC:01:09, the German Cruiser Prinz Eugen is seen underway in the Baltic. She carries a an observation aircraft amidship. Next, German warships are seen firing multiple salvos from their naval guns.

Date: 1945
Duration: 1 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Nuremberg Trials reveal the Nazi enslavement of people in occupied countries and atrocities against Jewish people during World War II.

Opening scene, in 1946, is the courtroom where Nazi officials are being tried for war crimes at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany, where the procecutor has completed charges 3 and 4, concluding the indictment against them. Sitting in first row of the dock are Hermann Göring (or Goering) (hidden behind soldier), Rudolf Hess, Joachim Von Ribbentrop, and William Keitel. The camera focuses on Franz Sauckel, as he is identified as the Nazi slave labor chief. Supporting documents are shown. Film footage scenes of slave workers being rounded up and working on shipping docks, emptying rail cars, repairing railroads, and digging in open pit mines, under Nazi military guard. Next are shown views of Hermann Goering walking in an occupied village in 1942, overseeing the confiscation of all of the livestock. German soldiers releasing and rounding-up cattle, sheep, and pigs that had belonged to citizens of an occupied village. Dr. Wilhelm Frick is shown. He is charged with eliminating elderly, insane, or uncureable sick Germans, considered "Useless Eaters" and subject to Nazi euthanasia programs. Several frail and sick or mentally disabled persons are shown. Crosses are shown marking burial places of these persons outside the institutions in which they died. Next, several German Jewish men in civilian clothes are seen rushing to a work site where they are put to work as slave labor digging with shovels under direction of a Nazi military officer. Scene shifts to Nazi Storm Troopers (Sturmabteilung) harrassing German Jewish shopkeepers, writing anti Jewish messages on the windows, encouraging boycott, and preventing their businesses from operating. More views of Nazi Storm Troopers causing trouble in the streets. Next scene is Hermann Goering reading some dictates as Hitler and Hess, along with other Nazi officials, sit in attendance. The so called "blood purity" rules or blood purity laws define German citizens narrowly and prohibit marriage between "German Citizens" and Jews. An unseen audience roars its approval. Jewish people are next seen being rounded up and beaten, mistreated, harassed, and evicted from home. Back at the trial, the prosecutor speaks of Nazi SS Brigadier General Jürgen Stroop cleaning out the Warsaw Ghetto, in Warsaw, Poland, in utter ruthlessness in 1943. Scenes of Polish Jews people being driven and dragged out, many unclothed, and the entire place being dynamited afterward. View of a detonation system, and then a huge explosion and walls of the Warsaw ghetto in Poland area are seen crumbling to the ground. Buildings burning and people leaving with injured on a stretcher. Scenes of Nazi agents, Gestapo, and Wehrmacht Army chasing Jews from sewers using tear gas and driving them from buildings using light tanks and armored vehicles. Jews are rounded up, beaten with clubs, and dragged by Nazi German authorities who capture them. Back in the courtroom, Rudolf Hess is seen describing how Nazi doctors would screen arrested Jews as they entered concentration camps. Views of crowds of Jews entering a concentration camp near a railroad train depot. A large group of Jewish children at a camp. Children hold up their arms and the boys and girls reveal tattoo numbers on their arms. More views of women and children moving through outside paths of a concentration camp, surrounded in barbed wire and fencing. Views of so-called camp shower baths in which prisoners were killed by poison gas. Clothing of prisoners hanging outside the gas chambers, which the prisoners were told were delousing chambers. Views of the gas chamber shower heads and gas output vents. Views of naked prisoners, some seated and some laying down, instead a gas chamber. View of dead, naked prisoner bodies stacked up in a room. View of bags filled with gold from rings and teeth of the dead. Canvas bags and chests containing the teeth and gold jewelry, held in the Reichs Bank. Closeup of corpses. Bodies being loaded and unloaded from flatbed trucks and being dragged by camp inmates and German soldiers, and thrown into mass graves.

Date: 1944
Duration: 7 min 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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