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Tanks and infantry of the United States Army enter Leipzig in Germany during World War 2

Tanks of the United States Army and infantry men drive in the streets of Leipzig in Germany after taking it over during World War II. Sign board 'Leipzig 69th Infantry Division'. A dead German military officer's body covered with overcoat. Dead bodies of Deputy Mayor of Leipzig, his wife and daughter. They were Deputy Mayor and Municipal Treasurer Dr. jur. Ernst Kurt Lisso, at his desk, his wife Renate Stephanie, in chair, and their daughter Regina Lisso after committing suicide by cyanide in the Leipzig New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus). Damaged buildings in Leipzig. Scattered waste and debris of demolished buildings from Allied bombing.

Date: 1945, May
Duration: 2 min 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
British Members of Parliament visit German concentration camps and witness atrocities by Nazis after allied victory in Germany

British Members of Parliament (MP) visit sites of German atrocities including Buchenwald, Bergen-Belsen,. The Members of Parliament at a concentration camp witness piles of dead bodies of German prisoners, a whipping block, the crematory ovens. The MPs also visit the Belsen camp of political prisoners. Starving and dead prisoners at the camp. Ground near the camp covered with dead bodies. A mass grave with piles of dead bodies. Dead bodies of prisoners burnt, shot, fired and trapped in barbwires. Scenes of Chief Warden and commander Josef Kramer, Gestapo guards, and women guards of the Belsen camp arrested. Security guards of the camp arrested. Escaped prisoners of a Stalig near Leipzig guide the MPs towards more jails and dead bodies killed when trying to escape the burning building. Dead bodies of Germans in Leipzig who committed suicide by cyanide poisoning before being captured, including Deputy Mayor and Municipal Treasurer Dr. jur. Ernst Kurt Lisso, at his desk, his wife Renate Stephanie, in chair, and their daughter Regina Lisso, all in the Leipzig New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus). Body of Volksarmee General, who also died by suicide.

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Loads of ammunition stacked up at a Nazi ammunition dump in Leipzig, Germany.

A Nazi ammunition dump in Leipzig, Germany. Ammunition dump in the country side near Leipzig, Germany, possibly at Altenhain, with a railroad track in the foreground. Ammunition bunker, Ammunition stacked up under covers. A camouflage cover over stacks of ammunition. Buildings at ammunition dump in the background. A sign in German means 'ammunition dump'. A Nazi eagle and Swastika. A German sign warns people against using fire near ammunition dump. Tanks roll past the ammunition dump.

Date: 1945, April 17
Duration: 2 min 17 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Captured German troops are assembled and moved by U.S. soldiers, near Leipzig, Germany.

U.S. troops move captured German troops at end of World War II near Leipzig, Germany. Many liberated Allied prisoners of war are also seen. Sikh soldiers from India wave. Other Allied soldiers wave and smile. Repatriated English soldiers. German prisoners lined up. German prisoners enter a cage. German prisoners ford the Mulde River. Location is Wurzen, 25 km east of Leipzig, Germany.

Date: 1945, April 17
Duration: 2 min 20 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Newsreel depicting victory of Allied military forces capturing German cities and Nazi officials to end World War II.

Newsreel titled 'Allied Drives Split Germany'. Allied troops, tanks and soldiers fight a fierce battle on the streets of Leipzig and gain the control. Allied soldiers seize and guard the radio station in Leipzig. Allied forces win Nuremberg and Braunschweig. Destroyed buildings and houses after the fight. A German commander surrenders to American Major General. Glimpses of Hitler's speech at Nuremberg in 1932. U.S. soldiers atop the same stadium building in 1944. British Army men prisoners liberated and given food and cigarettes. A camp near river Rhine where German prisoners are released and Nazi army officers surrender. German Generals arrested by the Allied Forces. Soldiers of the 3rd Army explore stashed gold and currency reserves of Germany hidden in a salt mine. They also recover stolen art and classic paintings from German museums. Civilians registered by Allied military officials. A crowd in market hears suspension of Nazi government. Nazi army uniforms, arms, caps and badges in a stack to be destroyed. A map showing German-Russian frontier. Russian tanks rushing into German borders after bombing their bases. Tanks advance between destroyed houses, rising smoke and explosion from fights. U.S. and British forces bombing Magdeburg on the Elba river.

Date: 1945
Duration: 5 min 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States Infantry troops patrol on streets of Leipzig, Germany and civilians with white flags.

United States Infantry troops patrol in streets of Leipzig, Germany. Sherman tanks advance on streets. Troops with rifles in hand march on road. German civilians stand with white flags in hand. Empty street in Leipzig.

Date: 1945, April 23
Duration: 37 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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