Pedestrians on the street in Frankfurt Germany, outside the Frankfurt Central Station railroad station. Trolleys or streetcars on the street. A building seen with a sign reading 'US Army RTO'. Interior of the Frankfurt Central Station. Views of platform area in the train station, arched roof and glass. Trains seen leaving the station. Women and men sit and stand in the open large door of boxcars as the train slowly departs the station. Pedestrians exiting a train and filling the platform as they exit the station. View outside as people queue to ride streetcar trams or trolleys. A nun in a habit runs to catch a streetcar as it is pulling away.
An aircraft of the American Overseas Airlines in Frankfurt, Germany. It is on a multi-leg journey carrying 45 former War Correspondents back to Europe for celebrations commemorating the 5th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion of World War II. Views of Frankfurt from a moving vehicle, high atop a ridge, looking down at the city, and winery grape fields. Many Frankfurt buildings visible and the Main River running beside the city. Views of some buildings still destroyed from World War II, five years prior. Several negro U.S. Army soldiers beside cars greet the party of former war correspondents. The correspondents meet with a U.S. Army General -- possibly J. Lawton Collins or Thomas Handy. A correspondent looks out from a window at a war-damaged building in the background. A street car with the sign "Nied Hochst" arrives at a stop and civilians get into it. Exterior and interior views of the main train station, the Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof. Some cakes and pastries in a bakery. Correspondents meeting with a local Frankfurt official and his wife. Remains of a largely destroyed church, likely either Saint Bartholomeus's Cathedral (Dom Sankt Bartholomäus) or Katharinenkirche (the Church of St. Katherine). Views of the wrecked exterior and interior of the church. A West German flag draped over an interior balcony. Sign outside the church door indicates "Entrance to the Exhibition" (Eingang zur Ausstellung). A Germany girl selling trinkets at a market cart. German boys and girls in a market square and fair area, possibly Romerberg. Correspondents approach a booth selling cigars and cigarettes. More partially destroyed buildings in Frankfurt. Correspondents boarding a plane at Rhein Main Airbase. View of the airport terminal. Sign on a building reads 'Rhein Main Base Operations. Elev 358'. The correspondents boarding the American Overseas Airlines aircraft, and seated inside the aircraft. Aerial view of the German countryside below. Passengers sleep and relax aboard the airborne aircraft.
Street scenes of Frankfurt am Main during post World War II period of Allied occupation. (Opening slate refers to "food," because this was a period of severe food shortage throughout Germany.) German citizens are going about their daily activities. A truck and a car move along the street. Two military policemen walk together along a sidewalk. (They are Americans, because Frankfurt was in the U.S. zone of occupation.) Local people pay little attention to them and they, in turn, do not interact with the citizenry. Scene shifts completely to the City of Heidelberg,on the Neckar River, as viewed from left of the funicular station on the Kaiserstuhl. The camera zooms in slightly, to the area of the old Neckar bridge and the mountain slope leading to the Heidelberg Castle. It then pans from the left across the Kaiserstuhl slope, back again to the earlier views.
Registry of the U.S. CIC (Counter intelligence Corps) in Frankfurt, Germany. A runner enters the door of the registry. A sign on the door : "Central Personalities Index". The runner comes to fetch file card of a suspect. A card being drawn from a file. A teletype room girl sends a message to field agents.
Field agents catch a suspect in Frankfurt, Germany. The agents arrive at the house of a suspect in jeeps. They break in a door. The suspect tries to hide 2,50,000 marks in a radiator in the library. The suspect is forcibly brought out of the house by the agents and is taken away.
Cows graze at a field and men weigh wheat in the city of Frankfurt, Germany. Number of cows grazes in an open field. Various cows graze in the field. Workers weigh and register wheat as a woman arrives. A man takes a sack filled with wheat and weighs it. Another man makes a note in diary and talks to the former.