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Celebration of liberation and enthusiastic welcome of Prime Minister George Papandreou and British Armored unit in Greece.

Liberation of Greece. Animated map of Athens, Greece. Allies forces return to Greece after victory. Celebration: Greek ring the bell. British troops dock in Greece and march into Athens. Workers carry the boxes of water for victims of malaria. Boxes of water displayed. Shows the return of Prime Minister George Papandreou on October 18, 1944. Large crowd welcomes and cheers the Prime Minister George Papandreou and display banners for liberating their country. Prime Minister Papandreou puts the wreath on grave and honors two unknown soldiers. British Lt. Gen Ronald Scobie salutes. General Scobie and Prime Minister Papandreou honor the two unknown soldiers. British Armored unit receive enthusiastic welcome. Sign of 'The Greek People Welcome EAM', and 'Welcome Great Allies KKE'. Greek people welcome the National Liberation Front (EAM) and Communist Party of Greece (KKE). Citizens buy food with inflated currency. (World War II period).

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Civilians at Constitution Square celebrate liberation of Greece, and Greece Premier Papandreou hoists flag in Athens, Greece.

People celebrate Liberation of Greece by Allied Forces in Athens, Greece during World War II. The British battleships underway. The British troops aboard a ship in the foreground. The troops disembark the ship at Athens port. The troops march in a squad. The troops marching. British troops greeted by civilians. The civilians crowd at the Constitution Square. The crowd cheer and hold banners. The troops celebrate liberation at the Constitution Square. The British troops lined up. The Greek Parliament Building. Premier of Greece Andreas Papandreou pays wreath to the unknown soldiers. The soldiers stand in formation. A view of the city. The soldiers holding flags of Greece, march. The soldiers stand in formation. Premier Papandreou hoists the flag. A soldier in the foreground salutes. The civilians salute as the flag is hoisted. A view of the city.

Date: 1944, November 2
Duration: 1 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Various cities in Europe being liberated from Nazi occupation during World War II.

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.

Date: 1945
Duration: 2 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German troops recapture Samos and Leros Island in Greece during World War II.

German troops invade Samos and Leros, Greece. A map of Greece highlights Athens, Samos and Leros. German troops standing amid corpses and debris, talk after recapturing Leros Island. German officers drink wine and eat grapes after recapturing Samos Island. German troops parade along a mountain road. British and Indian prisoners of war are marched to ships.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Training film for U.S. troops with the Army of occupation in Germany after world War II

Opens with bell tolling Victory against Germany in World War II. Next, a slate reads: "Victory Leads to Peace," and a farmer is seen with cattle pulling a plow. But narrator says "the problem now is future peace," and a map of Germany is shown overlaid with "Your Job in Germany." A cartoon of a soldier is superimposed on the map, along with one of a World War 1 American soldier and a figure of possible future soldier with similar mission. Camera focuses on parts of German aircraft in a jumbled heap. Closeups of weary defeated German soldiers at end ot World War II. Glimpse of Adolf Hitler speaking and haranguing an audience from a podium. Swastika flags displayed from houses in a quaint German town. Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Reich Minister of Propaganda, at a microphone. Glimpse of a German concentration camp. But as they appear, each of the Nazi elements promptly disappears, showing the scenes without such Nazi symbols and persons. Skeleton remains of bombed buildings. Flower displays. Bucolic German rural countryside and quaint old villages in peaceful settings. Camera focuses on a book titled "German History." Chapter I, titled "Blood and Iron," shows Image of Otto von Bismarck. German troops march in a parade. Narrator states that "under Bismarck, the German empire was built." (He formed the German Empire in 1871, unifying Germany with himself as Imperial Chancellor, while retaining control of Prussia at the same time.) The film shows mounted German lancers as it alludes to Bismarck's campaigns against Denmark in 1867; Austria in 1866; and France, in 1870. Germany's leaders celebrating its status, in 1871, as the mightiest power in Europe. Troops marching and girls dancing nearby. Farmers plowing field with a horse and cow. Classic peaceful rural alpine scenes with local people in agricultural pursuits. A group of local German musicians playing folk music as village people dance outdoors. Back to the book, Kaiser Wilhelm II is shown on Chapter 2, entitled: "Deutschland über Alles." Gathering of German soldiers in Pickelhaube (spiked helmets). A German Big Bertha howitzer firing. German troops marching against Serbia; Russia; and France (with view of war damaged French cathedral). German invasion of Belgium (with view of clock tower resting in rubble). German troops seen in Italy, walking past battle-damaged buildings. German Zeppelin dropping bombs on British targets and view of bombed out London neighborhood. Next scene shows a capsized ship with survivors running across its hull. Film slate labels the scene as United States, as if it is a U.S. ship attacked by Germany. (Actually, it is the Austro-Hungarian Battleship, SMS Szent Istvan, torpedoed, by Italian torpedo boats, during World War I.) Next, American soldiers in trench are seen going "over the top" and into "no man's land" on the western front of World War 1. Glimpse through a window of Kaiser Wilhelm II, after defeat of Germany, in 1918. View of Germans in a Beer Garden. Picturesque view of German town. A German orchestra performing. American soldiers marching out of Germany, with flags waving. Back to the history book,as chapter III is revealed, entitled "Today Germany, tomorrow, the world," and featuring Adolf Hitler. German troops invading Austria (where a civilian lies dead on the ground). German troops entering Czechoslovakia (where local people in tears render the Nazi salute). They march into Poland (where a girl weeps over someone, not seen, on the ground). They march into France (where a wounded, bandaged child cries in a bed). Next, is a scene from England, where a British child victim of bombing lies dead in the remains of a shelter. German troops invading Norway, Holland, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg and Russia (where a woman tries to rouse a dead woman). They invade Yugoslavia (where women sit near coffins of children) and Greece (where a woman rescues a naked child). A U.S. merchant ship explodes after being torpedoed by a German submarine (unseen). Scenes of destruction with people plucking dead victims from rubble of buildings. American troops invading Normandy, France on D-day, June 6, 1944. Several American soldiers fall to German gunfire on the beach. Wounded American soldiers being transported in jeeps on the battlefield and being placed on landing craft for evacuation. Americans walking past huge piles of destroyed aircraft parts. A landing craft filled with wounded American soldiers. American wounded and dead on a battlefield. Sailors abandoning a burning American ship by jumping into the sea. A sailor picked up in a life boat. A wounded American soldier being dragged from the beachhead at Normandy. Various wounds being treated by U.S. Medical Corps personnel. More scenes of American wounded being moved on stretchers. Scene shifts abruptly to German people folk dancing. Film concludes with question marks about the future.

Date: 1945
Duration: 7 min 24 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German Army officers visit the Monastery of Saint Panteleimon in Athos, Greece, during World War II.

Film opens with glimpse from a boat approaching Mount Athos, Greece, during World War 2. The Monastery of Saint Panteleimon ( known as the Russian Monastery) in Athos seen from the boat, with a German soldier wearing pith helmet in the foreground. Some buildings in the craggy slopes of the mountain. The Monastery complex seen in successively closer views from the boat approaching the shore. A closeup of the Monastery from nearby on the island. Camera pans part of the structure. Next, an Archbishop and other clergy are seen conducting some German army officers and members of their party on a tour of the Monastery. Closeup of the Archbishop and other clergy. Closeup of a German officer with a Clergy member. Closeup of another clergy member. A German officer descends stairs accompanied by six or more Clergy. The German visitors are escorted in a courtyard shaded by palm trees. The senior German Army officer points and asks questions of the Archbishop, who is seated on the edge of a line of roof tiles. What appears to be a fountain (without water) in a courtyard. Camera pans upward showing the main Monastery building. Scene shifts to sailing vessel tied up at the shore. Next, the German visitors are seen waving from a boat to The Archbishop and members of clergy standing on the shore as their boat pulls away from Mount Athos.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Portuguese
 
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