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.
A graduation ceremony at the Heidelberg American High School in Germany. Students wearing caps and gowns enter the garden of the school in columns of two for the graduation ceremony. The students seated for the ceremony. They applaud. Graduating student James Skelly holds a diploma as he enters and looks at the city of Heidelberg below. The Heidelberg city. A girl graduate rises and walks from her seat to receive her diploma. A student body rises to sing a class song. Miss Mildred A. Linck, the school principal, introduces Major Lloyd C. Hall, American School Officer, Heidelberg Military Post. A girl graduate rises from her seat to receive her diploma and congratulations from Mr. Hall. She returns to her seat. Mr. Hall calls out a graduate's name. He presents the last diploma and sits down. The class rises to sing. The last diploma is picked up from the table. A group of graduates and some civilians in the garden of the school. The graduates examine a book. One of them exits the group. Skelly stands at the point overlooking Heidelberg. He turns and motions to the classmates as he walks past. They follow him. Skelly's face. Inscribed case holding a diploma, "Heidelberg American High School.....". The diploma of James George Skelly. Students and some parents walk on the grounds after the graduation ceremony.
Ordinary street scene, in Bismarckplatz, Heidelberg, Germany, right after World War II. Vehicles on streets. Buildings seen on either sides of the streets in the background. People cross the busy streets. A tram moves on a track.
Living style of the Germans in Heidelberg, Germany. A farmer behind a horse drawn plow in a field. Trees in the background. View of the wheat field. The farmer works with two large draft horses pulling a plow on the farm field.
Near end of World War 2, U.S. troops in Heidelberg to seize German scientific records as a part of Alsos mission. U.S. troops leave in jeeps from T Force headquarters in Mannheim and on the way to Heidelberg. Corporal Lusnia on night duty. Troops in yard of University of Heidelberg and inspect documents inside the University. Heidelberg town across the river as seen from the hill. Troops near vehicles. Houses across Neckar River. Troops prepare for the trip. The British Contingent. Men walk in streets.
Famous tourist destinations and architecture in Heidelberg, Germany. Views of the University Of Heidelberg and the Old Bridge. Trees in the background. A statue of Pallas Athena on the Old Bridge. Trees around the Heidelberg Castle. A ruined building in the castle seen. A view of the Church of the Holy Spirit from the castle.