Destruction in Ploesti, and Brasov, Romania, from U.S. Army Air Forces bombing during World War II
Ploesti Romania Date:1944 Duration:3 min 27 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Destroyed rail yards in Ploesti (Ploiesti) Romania, from attack by U.S. 15th Air Force bombers, during World War 2. Destroyed rail cars and damaged switch yard. Fires burning in distant background. Passenger trains with slight damage to their cars. One is labeled in Hungarian: "NEMZETKOZI JALOKOCSI ES EUROPAI"(International sleeping cars and Europe).Twisted rails and ties beneath a bridge and all along the rail lines in and out of the marshaling yards. Destroyed stations and steel frameworks of trains. Repair crew pulling a rail car along some useable track. A church in the background (possibly St Pantelimon Church). Bombed-out industrial buildings and railroad sidings. Locomotives steaming as trains sit on some remaining useable track. Work crews looking over the wreckage. Lumber strewn all over an area. At timecode 2:11, Scene shifts to Brasov, Romania, in May, 1944, with a truck driving toward the camera on a street parallel to the Railroad Station Square. The camera pans left, past destroyed buildings to the Station Square where a bus and some passengers are seen. Camera pans right showing more destroyed buildings, and then a locomotive steaming at head of a train on some undamaged rails. Views of bombed out freight cars. At timecode 2:54, Men are seen sitting and standing on useable rails as they look at some destroyed rail cars. The station is seen in distance at the right. View is along the railroad leading in the direction of Bucharest. Remaining views show the damage to building at Station Square, and the bus parked there.
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