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[WWII – Color, 1945, Germany: Surrendering German Troops, Equipment Along Roads, 08-??Apr45]
Slate: 08Apr45 Many German surrendering troops down road toward camera under guard, many limping. Some carry boots.
07:04:43 Tanks, halftrucks, jeeps down road towards & past camera.
07:05:47 POV tracking past captured Germans resting beside road; getting up to continue marching.
07:06:10 Slate: 09Apr45 Prague. Pile of German weapons, rifles, helmets & ?? Truck loaded w/ German troops passing on road, woman on hood.
07:06:26 German civilians standing on bridge. Sign: Limit of Advance All U.S. Troops., CU. CU German General. People watching truck pulling trailer loaded w/ Nazi soldiers passing.
07:06:54 3 German soldiers on motorcycle & sidecar talking to GIs.
07:07:00 Team of horses pulling wagon w/ covered German bodies. Germans lining road, trucks & other vehicles past w/ soldiers. Team of horses w/ bodies on wagon in opposite direction. More trucks of soldiers & women past. Some on bicycles. People waving at truck loaded w/ Allied liberated prisoners. More of sign & crowd.
07:08:50 German officers in staff car stopped, GI disarms them; more trucks loaded w/ Germans passing thru Czechs; people milling around in street & leaving.
07:10:25 Tanks & personnel carriers w/ ?? past on forest highway. Village & half racks slowly along road. Stopped convoy of vehicles w/ German soldiers. GI gesturing to them, directing traffic. GI talking to German officer. Low angle of GI directing traffic & vehicles.
07:12:07 Wounded German officer & another salutes & talks to GI directing traffic. Vehicles passing.
07:12:41 GI w/ telegraph key strapped to leg sending message from on top of tank. Blond woman climbs onto tank, resists kiss.
07:13:09 Germans on vehicles passing; CU tracks. German women soldiers in uniform on some. Cars past.
07:14:11 LS of road w/ vehicles parked; soldiers & women walking toward camera; cars, trucks past. Convoy of all types of vehicles passing as people walk alongside. German soldiers w/ rifles walking; very young soldiers pose. German officer & woman in car, MCU smiling. Trucks past.
07:16:39 German officers talking to GI, CUs. Trucks, pedestrians walking. German SS officers w/ wine bottle & GI cameraman. Tired Germans carrying suitcases etc. walking. Vehicles overloaded w/ people. CU German SS officers talking to US officer. MCU German soldiers on vehicles.
07:18:31 Long line of German soldiers walking away from camera; POV past them. White flag at head of column. MCU of feet.
07:20:53 German soldiers w/ woman in uniform on motorcycle sidecar
WW2; Prisoners of War; 1945; Surrendering; End of War Spectacle; Confusion; Color;
NOTE: Probably at Czechoslovakian border w/ Germans leaving. MUCH GOOD color & interesting content.
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