May 11 and 16, 1945
Imperial War Museums
British officer speaks to British MPs sitting in chairs in front of a building, smoking. VAR views, CUs. Sign reads HEADQUARTERS BELSEN CAMP. Women walking in street. Another tree-lined street with pedestrians, mostly soldiers and women. Entering building. Board reading, ARMY WELFARE SERVICE TONIGHT. Women in courtyard of camp. INT, British rehabilitation workers (women) providing survivors (women) with new clothing, shoes, hats. Woman helping boy with clothing. Survivors exiting, boarding truck, driving away, waving to camera. More similar sequences. British MPs and civilian women, courting each other, smoking, laughing. British flag. Sign reading HARRODS. Scenes in hospital with nurses and patients in bed. Nurses tending to patients, checking charts and temperatures, treating/wrapping wounds.
Biography / History:
1995.146.1 The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased these liberation segments from the Imperial War Museum in London in February 1995.
Sgt. H. Hewitt
Imperial War Museum, A70/335/3+4
Betacam SP; VHS
02:25:57 - 02:33:27