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German troops from 512th Heavy Tank Destroyer Battalion surrender at Town Square in Iserlohn, Germany, led by Lt Ernst.

Surrender of German unit at Iserlohn, Germany. The German troops of the 512th Heavy Tank Destroyer Battalion, equipped with JagdTiger Tank Destroyers surrender to U.S. soldiers at the Iserlohn Town Square. German soldiers leave their vehicles and line up in square. German soldiers stand at the square. The Battalion commander, Lieutenant Hauptmann Albert Ernst stands in center of square and addresses his troops with surrender instructions. They surrender their arms. Buildings of Iserlohn town squre in the background.

Date: 1945, April 16
Duration: 1 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
German soldiers of 512th Heavy Tank Destroyer Battalion surrender, piling up arms and ammunition in Iserlohn, Germany

German surrender of a JagdTiger equipped company of the 512th Heavy Tank Destroyer Battalion ( 512th sJgdPzAbt) at Iserlohn, Germany. The company was under the command of Knights Cross holder Hauptmann Albert Ernst and he chose to surrender the town and his unit to the Americans rather then see its destruction. German soldiers pile their arms and ammunition on the ground in the Iserlohn town square, including Panzerfaust anti-tank weapons and Bordwaffen vehicle machine guns. German Jagdtiger tank destroyers loaded with German soldiers, German armored trucks, and German personnel carriers move slowly through Town Square to surrender to the troops of the U.S. Army 99th Infantry Division. Buildings in the background. Civilians watch as German soldiers pass. Several civilians wave.

Date: 1945, April 16
Duration: 2 min 9 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
German troops of 512th Heavy Tank Destroyer Battalion ( 512th sJgdPzAbt) surrender at Town Square in Iserlohn in Germany

Surrender of German 512th Heavy Tank Destroyer Battalion at Iserlohn, Germany. German JagdTiger tank destroyers and other German vehicles including armored trucks and personnel carriers loaded with German troops. The tank destoyers move on the streets of Iserlohn bound for the town square. Civilians watch the troops. Buildings in the background. The German troops surrender at Town Square. German soldiers leave their vehicles and line up in the square. They create piles of smaller arms including pistols, machine guns, and Panzerfaust anti-tank weapons.

Date: 1945, April 16
Duration: 3 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
German soldiers of 512th Tank Destroyer Battalion under Lt. Hauptmann Albert Ernst surrender to 99th Infantry Division

Surrender of the 512th Heavy Tank Destroyer Battalion ( 512th sJgdPzAbt) at Iserlohn, Germany. German tank soldiers stand in formation. Tank Commander Lieutenant Hauptmann Albert Ernst (a Knight's Cross holder) surrenders to an officer of the U.S. Army 99th Infantry Division. German soldier surrendering a Panzerfaust anti-tank weapon. Convoy of trucks loaded with German prisoners. German soldiers load into the trucks under supervision of U.S. soldiers. The 512th was equipped with Panzerjäger Tiger Ausf. B Jagdtiger (Sd. Kfz. 186) Tank Destroyers.

Date: 1945, April 16
Duration: 3 min 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
History of Berlin before and after World War II showing zones of occupation and poor living conditions post-war.

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.

Date: 1945
Duration: 7 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Nazi Party ceremonial grandeur is contrasted to the horrors perpetrated under the 3rd Reich

6th Nazi Party Congress at Nuremberg, in 1934, featuring a "Totenehrung" ceremony, honouring dead. Nazi SA ( Sturmabteilung) and SS (Schutzstaffel) troops in precise formations fill the Zeppelin Field Luitpold Arena , leaving only a wide pathway to the Ehrenhalle war memorial. View from behind honor guard standing at the Ahrenhalle, as Adolf Hitler, flanked by SS leader, Heinrich Himmler (in Black) and Viktor Lutze, head of the Sturmabteilung (SA), approach. Three huge banners with swastikas are seen in the far background. Scene shifts to 1945. American troops are now assenbled at the main grandstand (Ehrentribüne) of Zeppelin Field. The American flag covers the wreathed swatstika sculpture at the top of the Grandstand. View of German soldiers, who have been mustered out, mingling with civilians in a town. Some speak with an American soldier, who is part of the U.S. occupying force. Scene shifts to the Yalta conference in February, 1945. Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin are seen seated while their most senior military staff members stand in the background. Allied leaders sit around a large conference table. U.S. Secretary of State James F. Byrnes, sits near Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Scene shifts back to Nazi era. Joseph Goebbels, Reichminister of Propaganda is haranguing a crowd. In contrast, German soldiers are seen conversing with occupying American soldiers. This is contrasted with more scenes of Nazi leaders giving empassioned speeches to a hall filled with Nazi faithful. German soldiers, prisoners of war are seen directed by U.S. military police, behind a barbed wiire enclosure. Large numbersof German prisoners of war in an open holding area. Closeups of some. Bucolic scenes of farmers working in fiields and herds of sheep and cattle. Hitler haranguing an audience of rapt listeners. German civilians standing quietly in a group. (Narrator refers them being the people of Beethoven, Goethe, and Martin Luther, as statues of those iconic Gernmans are shown.) In dramatic contrast, numerous dead bodies of victims are being shown to German citizens by American troops, at Nordhausen, Buchenwald, and Belsen concentration camps. This is contrasted against views of German people folk dancing in traditional costumes, German contributions to science (view of Albert Einstein speaking) and industry (view of professional glass blowers at work). Glaring contrast shows German civilians moving the body of a concentration camp victim; several civilians beubg shot dead by a firning squad (unseen); Rudolf Himmler; and an image Germany being destroyed, as result of the Nazis. American sooldiers are loosely assenbled in an open field. by the Elbe River at Torgau, Germany on 26 April 1945. American and Russian officers greet each other at the site, where their armies have met in World War 2. American ans Russian soldiers mingle and greet one another. Views of Allied forces entiering Germany. Another scene of victims' bodies stacked at a concentration camp. French soldiers examine stake where prisoners were tied and executed in the Gestapo headquarters on Paris France. Other views of the Gestapo prison, where victims were buried. Examples of torture devices used to coerce information from prisoners. More views of stacked bodies of victims. Germans carrying bodies from a condentration camp. General Dwitht D. Eisenhower and General George Patton visiting the Ohrdruf Concentration Camp. Burned remains of victims. Closeup of General Patton. German officials and citizens confronting horror as they are compelled to walk through the camp. A huge wagon loaded with bodies of the dead. Gernan women appalled and repelled by the sights. Countless numbers of dead victims covering a large courtyard. German citizens compelled to carry body of a victim from the yard. Others carrying bodies of victims. Large numbers of Gernan citizens , seemingly shamed and remorseful at the revelations. A group of Gernnan men carrying shovels and others carrying crosses to commence burying the victims appropriately. Men carrying victims bodies in open wooden caskets along a road llined with spectators. Coffins of victims laid out in a cemetery. (Narrator alludes to them never forgetting.) German men gently place covered coffins in a long mass grave. .

Date: 1945
Duration: 6 min 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
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