April 8-9, 1945
MLS, German prisoners/displaced persons surrendering. Closer shot of prisoners passing camera. MS, tanks/jeeps moving down road. German prisoners stand beside road, start marching. CU, destroyed German weapons. Pan up to column of trucks of surrendering Germans. MS, German civilians standing around. CU sign: "Limit of Advance-All US Troops." CU, German general near tank. German prisoners on trucks pass by, GI directs route of surrender. MS trucks with dead German prisoners pass through crowd. MS trucks of Allied liberated prisoners go through crowd. Pan from sign to civilian masses on road. German generals in staff car, GI disarms them. CU, truck of German prisoners pass through crowd of Czechs. Crowd disperses. German armorer surrenders. CU, truck of German prisoners/displaced persons. MP directing German surrendering troops. Armed German troops. VCU, armored US Colonel talking to German soldier. Truck of Germans. MS, two German officers talk to Colonel. CU, Nazi prisoners. American tanks direct surrender traffic. CU, GI taps message on wireless. Men watching the surrender. Trucks of Germans. German women soldiers. Surrendered Germans and girl walking up road. Cars passing by. German vehicles. One-legged German soldier walking in FG. Vehicles halt, surrendering troops on board, CU of three very young German boys, CU, German officer and girl. MCU, truckloads of German surrendering troops riding past camera, officer in FG gives Nazi salute. CU, truck filled with women. CU, German officer talking with Americans. VCU, German officer. VCU American officer talking to Germans. Truckloads of German troops. Nazi officer drinks from bottle, large group of Germans around him. MS, German civilians and German soldiers walking up road. MS, surrendered troops. CU, German officer talking to American officer. Long line of German surrender troops, marching down the road, CUs feet, faces of troops as they pass the camera. CU, Nazis on motorcycles.
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 9177
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