Wrecked buildings and masses of displaced people in Europe after World War II.
Europe Date:1948 Duration:3 min 18 sec Sound:Yes
'Problems of Peace in Europe' depicts reconstruction problems in aftermath of World War II. scrambling over farmland searching for potatoes or other root vegetables. European peoples massing to reestablish political order. Montage of images of people from all walks of life. Reminders of war showing aircrews in bombers and bombs falling. Batteries of rockets being fired. A formation of U.S. B-17s and a B-26 with D-day stripes, in flight. Allied bombing of cities with devastating effect. Aerial view of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. Aerial view of a major U.S. industrial complex, with many smoke stacks. Mass of workers leaving at end of shift in a U.S. manufacturing plant. A streamlined locomotives pulling passenger trains. Freight trains speeding on railroads. Farmers baling hay by machine and cultivating fields with tractor. Huge sprawling industrial sites in America. Map of Europe. Street scene in Germany with destroyed buildings and rubble cleaned from street, but still piled up in places. German citizens rummaging through garbage piles for anything edible or of value. German street urchins, one smoking a cigarette. Children scrambling over rubbish heaps.
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