[WWII - 1945, Germany: Germany Gives Up. May45]
Truman at desk speaks announcing German surrender. SOF; “This is a solemn but glorious hour...”
Crowds in streets cheering; Wall street & ticker-tape. Packed Times Square & people waving flags.
02:12:10 Heavy devastation in Europe. Bodies; German prisoners.
02:12:38 Hitler & marching Nazis in various situations. Goose-stepping. Siegfried Line tank traps. Hitler with Mussolini and Goering at treaty signing. Hitler & troops into Austria?? Anschluss.
Hitler speaking to huge crowd. Hitler at planning meeting in railway carriage.
02:13:46 POV along road of ruined equipment. Germans into Poland. Field of Polish prisoners. Women queue for food.
02:14:03 Hitler & Goering at military march past - goose-step. Map
02:14:24 Dunkirk, building burning, classic shot Dunkirk landings.
02:14:33 Hitler at French surrender in railway carriage at Compiegne.
German bombers. Blitz, London in flames, classic shot with crucifix.
02:14:55 Roosevelt signing lease lend bill. Lend-lease act. England & freight trains of supplies.
Headlines, Japan at War with US.
02:15:23 Blacks moving boxes from ships. Planes & supplies for D-Day. D-Day montage & beachhead; Dead German by roadside.
02:15:56 Tanks into Paris; crowds & aerials over Arc de Triomphe. Heavy bombing raids, strafing airfield & RR w/ explosions. Artillery firing Film damage at 13:16:28 Narrations runs out of synch from here on.
02:16:56 GIs crossing Rhine. Dead in concentration camps. Germans running to surrender; young boy crying. Swastika burning.
Picture ends 02:17:51 Sound runs to 02:18:25.
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