United States 8th Air Force Division attack railway center in Bruchsal, Germany in World War II. B-17 bombers fly in formation and drop bombs to destroy railroad marshaling yards. Aerial bombs away view as bombs and incendiaries drop emitting vapor trails. Aerial view of bomb impacts causing light flashes and smoke to sise up from the target area.
Three German soldiers, who were captured in American uniforms, spying behind the American lines, in the Fall of 1944, are executed by a firing squad. In a separate sequence, one of several German civilians is marched toward gallows at Bruchsal prison near Karlsruhe, Germany. They were condemned by a military tribunal for killing six United States Army Air Force aviators who were being held as prisoners of war after crash landing their airplane near the end of the war. A hangman makes preparations. The German criminals are hanged.
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Hanging of a Nazi war criminal in Bruchal, Germany, a former German sergeant who was tried by the U.S. 7th Army court and found guilty of killing an American aviator who bailed out of his plane over Germany. Nazi prisoner approaches gallows guarded by American MPs (Military Police). Body of condemned being dropped through trap. Body being removed from beneath gallows and placed in coffin.
Hanging of Nazi war criminal in Bruchal, Germany. American soldiers lined up. U.S. MP (Military Police) brings a Nazi prisoner to gallows. Hood is placed over condemned man's head, rope is placed over hood and body is dropped through a trap.
Hanging of a German war criminal in Bruchal, Germany following World War 2. The prisoner was one of 3 German civilians found guilty by a U.S. 7th Army court in Bruchal of killing two unarmed U.S. Army prisoners of war. Condemned prisoner approaches scaffold guarded by American MPs (Military Police). Prisoner walks and climbs up ladder of scaffold. Hood is placed over condemned man's head, rope is placed over hood and body is dropped through trap. Body is removed from beneath the scaffold and placed in a coffin. Two Russian officers who were observers, speak to an American correspondent.