Opening slate reads April 17, 1945, Wiesbaden, Germany. A brick building in Wiesbaden with large arrow pointing downstairs, labeled "LSR"meaning Luftschutzraum (Air-raid room). Signpost in front of a building with damaged roof, reads,"Radfahr-weg" (bicycle path). Below it an American army sign reads "WP-Water Point." U.S. soldier directs military vehicles, carrying surrendered German soldiers, as they cross the Rhein (Rhine) river, from Wiesbaden to Mainz on a pontoon bridge. The dome of Christuskirche (Christ Church) across the river, dominates the skyline
Red Cross women with servicemen in Wiesbaden, Germany. A sign reads 'Kassel Air Strip R-12'. A lake behind the Wiesbaden Red Cross club. Servicemen and Red Cross girls in kayaks. RC girls and servicemen leave the kayaks. A mountain in left foreground. RC girls sitting on a bench.
Red Cross women with servicemen in Wiesbaden, Germany. Exteriors of Wiesbaden Kurhaus. A fountain in a lake. A band plays music. Servicemen and Red Cross wrokers are seated. A crowded dance floor. A member of 3rd Infantry Regiment Band sings into a microphone. People dance.
American servicemen in Wiesbaden, Germany. Two servicemen play ping pong in a lobby of Wiesbaden Kurhaus. Side view of servicemen playing. A fountain in foreground.
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.
Bomb damage in Wiesbaden, Germany still evident 10 years after World War 2. View of the Destroyed Lyzeum (Lyceum) next to the Marktkirche (Market Church) at the Schlossplatz. (Its destruction was particularly tragic, because its basement had served as a bomb shelter during the war. It was never rebuilt.)