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.
Band performs at the 'Grand Ole Opry' Show in Frankfurt, Germany. '"Melody Pals" Band performs on the Palmgarden Service Club stage. Vocalist sings bluegrass mountain music. Sign above the stage: 'Eucom's Grand Ole Opry'.
Melody Pals Band performs at the 'Grand Ole Opry' Show in Frankfurt, Germany. All players and friend on stage, and a little boy in the foreground playing with the band at the Palmgarden Service Club stage. Vocalists and players in costume play bluegrass mountain music Sign above the stage: 'Eucom's Grand Ole Opry'. Crowd cheers.
Band performs at the 'Grand Ole Opry' Show in Frankfurt, Germany. Melody Pals band performs on the Palmgarden Service Club stage. Vocalist and bluegrass instrumentalists in costume play and sing mountain music. Master of ceremonies Lieutenant Hancock, Special Services, introduces the band and lead singer Andy Roofshack (spelling not confirmed). They play the "Orange Blossom Special." Sign above the stage: 'Eucom's Grand Ole Opry'. Whistling, cheering and applauding audience of GI's and their guests.
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.
Rebuilding and reconstruction activities in Frankfurt, Germany after World War II. Exterior and interior views of the damaged Festhalle Frankfurt at the Frankfurter Messegelände. Workers use an acetylene torch on a girder at the Festhalle construction site.