Berlin under Soviet Occupation at end of World War 2
Berlin Germany Date:1945 Duration:1 min 57 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Group of U.S. soldiers wave American flag to stop a U.S. Military Police jeep. A Sergeant gets out of the jeep and greets the GIs. He then gives each of them a carton of cigarettes. Remainder of the scenes show Soviet occupation forces and Berliners subject to Soviet authority. A Soviet woman soldier directing traffic. Russian soldiers pose for pictures in front of the Victory Column in Berlin. View of the golden winged victory statue on top of the column. Three pillars displaying pictures of Stalin and two other Soviet leaders. Soviet soldiers walking near the Brandenburg Gate. Several quiet streets. Elderly German citizens sitting on a bench in front of a granite memorial to Kaiser Wilhelm I. A street filled with destroyed cars, broken buildings and rubble everywhere. Several German citizens struggle to move a laden wooden wagon. A Russian woman soldier directs traffic. Local citizens queue up for water. They read a paper posted with a message from the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the Soviet Union. A line of citizens passing bricks to help with rebuilding.
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