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Reel Number: 221033-01
Year / Date: 1945
TC Begins: 06:00:02
TC Ends: 06:22:18
Post-WWII - Color, 1945, Germany: Berlin Ruins, People on Streets, Preparations for Potsdam Conference Sign in German erected by Red Army among ruins of Berlin - statement by Stalin - roughly translated it declares his army’s freedom from racism and prejudice. US military vehicles and civilians pass in BG. Russian road signs erected in front of burned-out, bullet-scarred building. 06:02:02 Civilians and soldiers along street inc. woman w/ one leg on crutches; troops pass on trucks in BG. Camera along road - slowly passes strange concrete monument / podium w/ red banners in Russian and portraits of Truman, Stalin and Churchill; MCU of each portrait. Another poster w/ statement from Stalin next to ruined building. Russian road signs outside Dresdner Bank - civilians past w/ possessions. 06:08:18 Man cycles towards camera past piles of rubble and shells of tall buildings - pan across street to reveal same - facades totally destroyed. Worst hit streets of city - sea of gray brick walls stripped of plaster and piles of grey / gray rubble. 06:11:07 13Jul45 Twisted metal girders in ruins of unid. factory building. Rubbled streets. Wrecked German military vehicles lined up in yard. Further shots of destroyed factory. Building materials in yard. Unfinished tanks lined up. 06:16:41 Woman leads man across pipe between rubble on banks of stream. MCU Russian ? soldier sketches ruined buildings; civilians watch. Once grand building now gutted w/ central section bombed out into rubble. LS couple just visible walking along river bank past gutted buildings. LS people walk through bombed factory / manufacturing plant site. Other views of industrial area. Post-WW2 Damage; Allied Leaders; NOTE: Good color.
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