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Welfare activities by Red Cross people at conclusion of World War I.

Coffee and sandwiches are served to American Army troops in Trier, Germany by the Red Cross activists. U.S. soldiers approach Red Cross women at a table in the train station and receive food. Signs beside tracks name various German cities. Two different groups of women red cross workers pose for cameras in front of the "Army Red Cross Enlisted Mens Club." Inside, U.S. Army soldiers check in at the club desk, staffed by Red Cross women workers. U.S. troops gather around a piano played by a Red Cross worker and the group sings along with the piano. Soldiers dance with Red Cross women in a dance hall at the club.

Date: 1918, December
Duration: 2 min 8 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
German civilians with their belongings loaded on horse drawn wagons move through the streets in Trier, Germany.

German civilians evacuate Trier,Germany with their belongings during World War II. The civilians move with horses and oxen pulled covered wagons through streets. Women ride bicycles. A gate in the city of Trier. A sign reads Trier. Wagons pulled by horses and team of oxen. Trees on either side of the streets. A horse drawn wagon loaded with the belongings of a family. Departing Germans. A tractor pulls a wagon. A stream of civilians move with their belongings. American trucks drive past civilian wagons. The civilians cart their belongings away. German civilians stand with an ox. A wagon filled with belongings.

Date: 1945, March
Duration: 3 min 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Venerated relic shown at the ancient city of Trier in Germany

Venerated Trier robe relic shown at the ancient city of Trier in Germany. Crowd outside a Cathedral. A vestment purported to have been worn by Christ is displayed. It is the Seamless Robe of Jesus (also known as the Holy Robe, or the Holy Tunic, Honorable Robe, or Chiton of the Lord). United States Air Force personnel among the privileged viewing the robe. The relic is publicly shown only three times in over a century.

Date: 1959, December 17
Duration: 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Training film for U.S. troops with the Army of occupation in Germany after world War II

Opens with bell tolling Victory against Germany in World War II. Next, a slate reads: "Victory Leads to Peace," and a farmer is seen with cattle pulling a plow. But narrator says "the problem now is future peace," and a map of Germany is shown overlaid with "Your Job in Germany." A cartoon of a soldier is superimposed on the map, along with one of a World War 1 American soldier and a figure of possible future soldier with similar mission. Camera focuses on parts of German aircraft in a jumbled heap. Closeups of weary defeated German soldiers at end ot World War II. Glimpse of Adolf Hitler speaking and haranguing an audience from a podium. Swastika flags displayed from houses in a quaint German town. Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Reich Minister of Propaganda, at a microphone. Glimpse of a German concentration camp. But as they appear, each of the Nazi elements promptly disappears, showing the scenes without such Nazi symbols and persons. Skeleton remains of bombed buildings. Flower displays. Bucolic German rural countryside and quaint old villages in peaceful settings. Camera focuses on a book titled "German History." Chapter I, titled "Blood and Iron," shows Image of Otto von Bismarck. German troops march in a parade. Narrator states that "under Bismarck, the German empire was built." (He formed the German Empire in 1871, unifying Germany with himself as Imperial Chancellor, while retaining control of Prussia at the same time.) The film shows mounted German lancers as it alludes to Bismarck's campaigns against Denmark in 1867; Austria in 1866; and France, in 1870. Germany's leaders celebrating its status, in 1871, as the mightiest power in Europe. Troops marching and girls dancing nearby. Farmers plowing field with a horse and cow. Classic peaceful rural alpine scenes with local people in agricultural pursuits. A group of local German musicians playing folk music as village people dance outdoors. Back to the book, Kaiser Wilhelm II is shown on Chapter 2, entitled: "Deutschland über Alles." Gathering of German soldiers in Pickelhaube (spiked helmets). A German Big Bertha howitzer firing. German troops marching against Serbia; Russia; and France (with view of war damaged French cathedral). German invasion of Belgium (with view of clock tower resting in rubble). German troops seen in Italy, walking past battle-damaged buildings. German Zeppelin dropping bombs on British targets and view of bombed out London neighborhood. Next scene shows a capsized ship with survivors running across its hull. Film slate labels the scene as United States, as if it is a U.S. ship attacked by Germany. (Actually, it is the Austro-Hungarian Battleship, SMS Szent Istvan, torpedoed, by Italian torpedo boats, during World War I.) Next, American soldiers in trench are seen going "over the top" and into "no man's land" on the western front of World War 1. Glimpse through a window of Kaiser Wilhelm II, after defeat of Germany, in 1918. View of Germans in a Beer Garden. Picturesque view of German town. A German orchestra performing. American soldiers marching out of Germany, with flags waving. Back to the history book,as chapter III is revealed, entitled "Today Germany, tomorrow, the world," and featuring Adolf Hitler. German troops invading Austria (where a civilian lies dead on the ground). German troops entering Czechoslovakia (where local people in tears render the Nazi salute). They march into Poland (where a girl weeps over someone, not seen, on the ground). They march into France (where a wounded, bandaged child cries in a bed). Next, is a scene from England, where a British child victim of bombing lies dead in the remains of a shelter. German troops invading Norway, Holland, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg and Russia (where a woman tries to rouse a dead woman). They invade Yugoslavia (where women sit near coffins of children) and Greece (where a woman rescues a naked child). A U.S. merchant ship explodes after being torpedoed by a German submarine (unseen). Scenes of destruction with people plucking dead victims from rubble of buildings. American troops invading Normandy, France on D-day, June 6, 1944. Several American soldiers fall to German gunfire on the beach. Wounded American soldiers being transported in jeeps on the battlefield and being placed on landing craft for evacuation. Americans walking past huge piles of destroyed aircraft parts. A landing craft filled with wounded American soldiers. American wounded and dead on a battlefield. Sailors abandoning a burning American ship by jumping into the sea. A sailor picked up in a life boat. A wounded American soldier being dragged from the beachhead at Normandy. Various wounds being treated by U.S. Medical Corps personnel. More scenes of American wounded being moved on stretchers. Scene shifts abruptly to German people folk dancing. Film concludes with question marks about the future.

Date: 1945
Duration: 7 min 24 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
View from Berlin Germany, of events leading up to, and subsequent to, the Armistice in World War I.

Succession of Berlin, Germany, newspapers shown, from 1918 through 1919, chronicling progress of war towards the World War 1 Armistice, and subsequent problems and conditions in postwar Germany. Newspaper of November 12, 1918 addresses concerns about the conditions and the price of the truce. Crowd stands on a road covered with snow around statue of the Kaiser, with scaffold around it. Crowd in a square in War Bond rally. One of crowd carries a Communist red flag. Newspaper refers to gunfire in Berlin from Unter den Linden to Friedrichstrasse. Newspaper announces the Kaiser's abdication, which is then illustrated by reversed footage showing the Kaiser walking backwards and being lifted into his automobile, which then drives away backwards. Returning German soldiers are happy to see the war end, and sing in their returning trucks. An officer inspects war trenches that are now empty. Newspaper announce increasing domestic problems . Newspapers raise issue of German prisoners of War held in foreign countries. Troops are seen moving in streets and at checkpoints in Germany.

Date: 1918
Duration: 1 min 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
USAF in Europe (USAFE). Two F-4D Phantom II jet fighters land in formation

Two F-4Ds of the 49th Tactical Fighter Wing, 9th Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS) land in formation on runway at Spangdahlem Air Base near Trier, Germany. They deploy drag chutes upon touchdown. Ground crew motion to the aircraft and they taxi and park. Logo and name of the 9th TFS ("The Iron Knights") is displayed on the fuselage of aircraft.

Date: 1969
Duration: 42 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
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