The Gripsholm arrives in New York harbor with soldiers and others recently freed from German prisoner camps.
New York City USA Date:1944, March 15 Duration:1 min 30 sec Sound:Yes
The Swedish American ship Gripsholm arrives at New York harbor carrying American soldiers and others exchanged for German prisoners. 160 were internees at Vittel. Others included American diplomats from Vichy who were being held at Baden-Baden. Soldiers stand on deck and wave as ship is docked at Pier F in Jersey City. The soldiers disembark the ship. The Wounded soldiers. Diplomats and war correspondents talk about the conditions of Germany as it is losing the war. Douglas MacArthur (nephew of General Douglas MacArthur) is seen with a dog as he arrives. Ralph E. Heinzen of the United Press describes conditions in Germany and stresses that Germany is losing the war.
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