World War II war crime trials in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Judges preside over the proceedings in a courtroom at Ludwigsburg Palace . Chandeliers hanging from the ceiling in the palace. Vehicles drive past outside the palace. Prisoners aboard a truck. They climb the stairs of a building. Trucks move on streets. Trees on either sides of the streets. The trucks arrive at the palace. A sign board outside the palace reads " Ludwigsburg 59th QM Depot". The palace gate. Military police on duty.
World War II war crime trials in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Fifteen Germans come out of a prison gate. They are on a trial for killing seven U.S. airmen captured on Borkum Island. The prisoners aboard a truck. Two armored cars escort the truck. They arrive at Ludwigsburg Palace. The prisoners enter the courtroom in the palace. They take their seats. Seven United States judges seated in the court.
World War II war crime trials in Ludwigsburg, Germany. A courtroom at Ludwigsburg Palace. Proceedings take place in the court room. Chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. Prisoners seated in the courtroom. Witnesses and court personnel arrive and leave the palace. Trucks parked outside the palace. The trucks move.
World War II war crime trials in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Trucks arrive at Ludwigsburg Palace. Witnesses and court personnel arrive and leave the palace. Vehicles lined up in the parking outside the palace. A truck arrives at the palace and prisoners get down. In the courtroom prosecutor Major Joseph D. Bryan reads a testimony. Three of the seven judges Colonel Barden, Colonel Jackson and Colonel Hicks are seated. Investigation officer Major Levine points out locations of streets on a map of Borkum Island. Chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.
The London Blitz. Sections of London ablaze from German bombing.US President Franklin Roosevelt signing H.R. 1946, Lend-Lease legislation. View of last page of H.R.1946, signed by Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and by President Roosevelt. United States sends war material to England. 'USA' written on Lend-Lease boxes being loaded on lorry after arrival in Britain. Huge crates of Lend-Lease war materiel on railroad flat cars pulled by locomotive. Smoke rises up from the engine. 'Machine tools, BULLARD, Bridgeport Conn.' written on crate in transit.
Reconstruction problems in Europe in the aftermath of World War II. Examples of prewar Germany's industrial and commercial prowess, showing its consumer products and famous cameras. A German coal-burning power plant and miners extracting coal from Germany's vast natural supplies. Coal being transported by conveyer belt. Open rail cars loaded to capacity with German coal. A German iron and steel plant dependent on coal. Shift to postwar destruction including destroyed: German factory; locomotive; rail yards; trucks; farm machinery; fertilizer plant; farm fields lacking crops. Shift to prewar era with view of British coal cars getting ready to be emptied for export to Europe. Current postwar view of British coal cars and coal, that narrator says are barely enough for her own needs. View of prewar German coke being loaded onto conveyers. Coal miners receiving food ration cards. Animated map showing "Iron Curtain," of Soviet occupation, separating traditional German regions of agriculture from those of industry. British Foreign Secretary, Ernest Bevin; French Foreign Minister, Georges Bidault; Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov; and U.S. Secretary of State, George Marshall; are seen at the Paris Conference in 1946 where they negotiated the postwar future of Germany. Reminder footage of Hitler with brownshirts in 1930s. Italian police coping with communist inspired unrest in Italy. Bombed out buildings in snow. Europeans literally scratching for bits of food from pavement and trash heaps. Two women fighting with each other. Dejected woman. French Communist party leader, Maurice Thorez, haranguing a large crowd. Party flag with hammer and sickle behind him.