Destroyed rail yards in Ploesti (Ploiesti) Romania, from attack by U.S. 15th Air Force bombers, during World War 2. Destroyed rail cars and damaged switch yard. Fires burning in distant background. Passenger trains with slight damage to their cars. One is labeled in Hungarian: "NEMZETKOZI JALOKOCSI ES EUROPAI"(International sleeping cars and Europe).Twisted rails and ties beneath a bridge and all along the rail lines in and out of the marshaling yards. Destroyed stations and steel frameworks of trains. Repair crew pulling a rail car along some useable track. A church in the background (possibly St Pantelimon Church). Bombed-out industrial buildings and railroad sidings. Locomotives steaming as trains sit on some remaining useable track. Work crews looking over the wreckage. Lumber strewn all over an area. At timecode 2:11, Scene shifts to Brasov, Romania, in May, 1944, with a truck driving toward the camera on a street parallel to the Railroad Station Square. The camera pans left, past destroyed buildings to the Station Square where a bus and some passengers are seen. Camera pans right showing more destroyed buildings, and then a locomotive steaming at head of a train on some undamaged rails. Views of bombed out freight cars. At timecode 2:54, Men are seen sitting and standing on useable rails as they look at some destroyed rail cars. The station is seen in distance at the right. View is along the railroad leading in the direction of Bucharest. Remaining views show the damage to building at Station Square, and the bus parked there.
Allied campaign against the Axis in 1944 during World War II. People gathered outside the Colosseum in Rome, Italy celebrate their liberation from Nazi occupation. Allied soldiers in trucks move past the cheering crowds. Pope Pius XII addresses the people from a balcony. Victory parade in Paris, France at the Arc de Triomphe on 26 August, 1944. People cheer as they carry banners. In Bucharest, Romania soldiers loaded onto trucks drive past crowds cheering after their liberation. On 3 September, 1944 people cheer on the streets of Brussels, Belgium as Allied troops enter. In Belgrade, Yugoslavia on October 20, 1944 people celebrate their liberation. In Athens, Greece women carry a Greek flag and a flag being hoisted after their liberation.
Bomb damage in Bucharest, Romania due to Allied bombings during World War II. View of the equestrian statue of King Carol I, with the Royal Palace, wrecked by Allied bombings, in the background. People move past damaged foundation of King Carol statue and Royal Palace. The Romanian Athaeneum. The Royal Palace. A costumed guard outside the Palace. Damage caused to the Throne Room. King's throne. Painting of King Carol II. Rubble littered on the road. Destroyed and burnt buildings. Policemen outside a wrecked building. Men and women remove rubble from the streets. Women carying fresh cement for consolidations. Men clean the floor inside a building. Wrecked offices of 'Soc. Romano-Americana de Petrol', the Romanian-American Oil Company .
Aftermath of Allied bombings in Bucharest, Romania during World War II. A sign reads 'Soc. Romano Americano de petrol' St Catherine school. A Romanian guard on duty on a raised platform. Nazi prisoners in a courtyard as a soldier moves past barbed wire fence. Nazi officers imprisoned in a school. Officers read books and papers. Imprisoned German women in a dormitory read books. Romanian soldiers lined up in a courtyard.
Dr. Robert Ley visits Romania. Nazi politician and Head of the German Labor Front Dr. Robert Ley gets off a train at a Bucharest train station during World War 2. He is greeted by Romanian officers. Romanian soldiers holding spades salute as the officers leave with the guest. Ley gives the Nazi salute as he passes the soldiers. Lay and the officers arrive at the meeting venue. Dr. Ley greets and confers with Prime Minister of Romania Ion Antonescu. Several Nazi and Romanian officers and officials at the meeting. Romanian soldiers and guards in formation at theTtomb of the Unknown Soldier in Bucharest. Dr. Ley lays a wreath at the tomb. Officers salute. Dr. Ley visits a project site near Bucharest. Romanian youth dig with shovels.
May Day celebrations in Poland and, separately, in Bucharest Romania's Stalin Square. Parade through the streets comprising of workers of mills and factories. The paraders holds posters of Stalin, Lenin and other leaders. A huge crowd gathers to witness the event. Communist leaders and representatives of Poland and Romania accept the salute of marching people. including Gheorghiu-Dej, the Secretary General of the Central Committee of the Romanian Workers Party and Petru Groza, Chairman of the Council of Ministers. Marching paraders release pigeons from cages.