The housing condition of people in the city of Mannheim, Germany after the bombardments of World War II. People enter and leave the entrance to underground rooms of a bunker. Heaps of debris seen in front of damaged buildings in the background. Children do their school homework near the entrance. A woman hangs washed clothes on a barbed wire fence. People in the streets. Clothes on barbed wires. A woman washes a little girl's face.
Activities of bakers at a bakery in the city of Mannheim, Germany. Bags of potato and kinds of flour kept in a warehouse. Men pull a trailer to carry bags. Activities at the bakery : The bakers turn dough in a mixer. They remove the dough from the mixer. They shape the dough into loaves on a table. The loaves are transferred using a conveyor belt. The loaves are arranged on a tray. A baker puts the bread dough on a weighing machine.
Activities of bakers at a bakery in the city of Mannheim, Germany. The bakers open an oven and pull out a tray of bread loaves. They check the loaves and remove the baked loaves from the tray. They place the dough loaves trays aside pan and set the dough loaves on pan.
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.
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.