River front and the Royal Castle of Saxony seen in Dresden. The offices of 'American Friends Service Committee' (Quakers) located in Royal Castle of Saxony. American staff seen entering past barbed wire entanglements which are for protection of the castle. Physicians examine children. Several children sit on benches. Weight and height examination of undernourished children.
Relief activities of Quakers, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in postwar Germany (after World War 1). A dog helps his owner to pull cart loaded with milk cans, in Dresden, Germany. The Dog, "Sultan" is seen. Point of view shot from a railroad train, looking forward toward other train cars and the locomotive, as it carries AFSC food relief supplies to Southern Saxony. Group of children walking on road in village where food is being delivered. Views of the Village, (described in a slate as the town of Santa Claus due to all the toy makers living there) seen from a moving vehicle driving along a road. A Bullock cart moves along the road. Boys run about, excited by the presence of cinematographer in their village. Children watch a toy maker working outside his home in Heidelberg-Seiffen.
American Friends Service Committee (Quakers) relief activities in Germany after World War I. Children gather in school yard in Old Dresden to eat white rolls and bean soup. Children sit in rows to eat . Children seen sitting in pram. Officials receive contributions of clothing and read letters of thanks from children and citizens in Headquarters offices of the American Friends Service Committee in Berlin, Germany. A letter of thanks from a girls school. A nurse examining and massaging a girl patient afflicted with rachitis. Concerns about Tuberculosis and rickits in the children. A woman seen with a child in her arms.
Allied bombing of Dresden, Germany during World War 2. Royal Air Force Lancaster bombers in flight over Dresden and bombing it with incendiaries at night. View of unusual German Scarecrow antiaircraft weapon, exploding with huge flash of fire, near Allied bomber formation. Bombs being dropped on transportation lines. United States 8th Air Force aircraft in flight at high altitude, leaving contrails behind. A B-17 from U.S. 8th Air Force, 1st Air Division, 1st Bomb Wing, 92nd Bombardment Group, is identifiable from its Triangle B tail code. Another is identifiable from 91st Bomb Group, by its Triangle A tail code. The B-17s bomb targets in Eastern Germany, such as Kemnitz. View of B-17s bombing Dresden. Bombs being released and striking targets.
Famous tourist destinations and architecture in Dresden, Germany. Views of the Moritzburg Castle and the Opera House building in Dresden, the Florence of Germany. View of the Zwinger Museum, the world famous art museum. Trains passes by on a track. Buildings in the background.
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.