April 10-11, 1945
Med pan shot of displaced persons camping in a field. Pan from road, column of surrendered troops resting. CU, DPs washing up in a stream, traffic moving in BG. Pan from clothing to men redressing. CU, German officers. VCU, elderly German officer. MS crowds of German civilians in field; they were picked up by American troops and are families of Nazi prisoners/DPs in Czechoslovakia. More shots of same. CU, crowd standing around. CU, approaching water truck. MS, standing in line for bread. CU, German woman and baby. CU, elder Germans. MS, GI frisking Nazi soldier. LS, large mass of surrendered German troops in field. MS, German equipment surrendered in field. LS, German troops in field. CU, sitting on straw, resting in field. CU, young German soldier. CU, drunk German soldier. CU, German soldier shaving. MS, German civilians climb into GI trucks. MS, crowds lining the streets in Prague. MS, Russians go through the crowd in horse-drawn vehicles in Prague. HAS, Russian troops entering Prague. Crowds cheering Russian soldiers. Russian cavalry soldier riding down the street. LS, city of Prague, panning to crowd near the river watching entry of Russian troops. Crowds. Church spire. Crowds at railroad station in Prague. Large crowd in Pilsen. Pan, German prisoners corralled in Pilsen. CU, German officer. CU, elderly German officer. MS, German prisoners in Pilsen.
Biography / History:
2000.620.1 The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the National Archives and Records Administration in July 2000.
DISPLACED PERSONS (DP)
US Army Air Force, 4th CCU
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 18 SFP 9178
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