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1953 - Cold War, Germany: WWII Damage & Berlin Daily Life; Spandau; Emigration

Reel Number: 221148-02

Color: Black and White

Sound: SIL

Year / Date: 1953,1950s

Country: East Germany,Germany,USA,West Germany

Location: Berlin

TC Begins: 03:10:30

TC Ends: 03:20:28

Duration: 00:09:58

1953 - Cold War, Germany: WWII Damage & Berlin Daily Life; Spandau; Emigration 29May-16June53 LS section of the Kurfurstendamm w/ heavily damaged Kaiser Wilhelm Church in BG. Streetcars & some cars & trucks past. Pedestrians on Kurfurstendamm sidewalks w/ display cases. 03:11:37 558th Rifle Platoon & 298th Army band parade at Berlin Sports Center. 03:12:05 VS damaged houses & churches. Apartment houses on the Unter den Eichen, American sector. CUs, doorway, un-rebuilt section of apartment house; doorway of a re-built house. Buildings under repair w/ scaffolding. Old man digging. LS flowers & shrubbery on Rubble Hill. Middle-ages woman walks two dogs on leash; man sits on bench, reads, makes notes. 03:14:48 Row of stalls in local market on Schloss Strasse; people buy vegetables, wurst, cottage cheese. 03:16:25 CU sign ‘You are now entering the British sector’. CU sign ‘French Sector’. At Tempelhof air base refugees walk down steps toward plane. 03:17:24 French Guard taking over from the British at Spandau Prison. Officers talking, watching. 03:18:25 B.K.S. DC-3 (?) airplane door closed, takes off. Man loading packages onto plane. Man carries crippled girl to plane steps. Shot from underneath plane wing as refugee families walk to plane; MS as they go up ramp. MS, man woman and child wave as they go aboard. Plane warms up, starts to taxi off. Post-WWII Germany; Post-WW2 Destruction; Reconstruction; 1950s. Emigration.

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