WWII – Beginning, Poland: German Invasion & Firing on Westerplatte – 300177X| Footage Farm Ltd



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WWII – Beginning, Poland: German Invasion & Firing on Westerplatte. 01Sep39]
MS German troops r. to l. carrying helmets, packs & rifles (brief). German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel in railroad car pointing to map as Hitler & Alfred Jodl looks on. Communications room on railroad w/ soldiers at typewriter, telephone.
01:00:26 Hitler followed by German officers off railroad car as officers on platform salute him; cross platform to large open military staff car, leaving.
01:00:50 High Angle / HA troops on sandbar at river’s edge. Ground shot, large artillery in field firing; large explosion beside road.
01:01:13 Soldiers on covered wagons w/ teams of horses l. to r. along country road.
01:01:21 Polish prisoners of war marched thru city street thru people watching. Pan across mass of Polish POWs standing in field; MCU & CUs of clothes, boots, etc. POWs marched past large brick factories (?).
01:02:16 German equipment & troops waiting in field, column of tanks moving out – shot from bridge (?).
01:02:36 German troops life border pole / gate; mounted officers and troops enter Poland, past tank barrier.
01:02:55 Another pole / gate swung open, cavalry rides past. Truck column passing soldiers w/ bicycles on road, POV from vehicle passing parked German aircraft & troops w/ bombs on ground in front. Messerschmitt Bf 109 (?)s taking off. Planes overhead; aerials & gunner in underbelly, POV. Aerials.
01:03:38 POV from Danzig dock w/ tug towing battleship Schleswig Holstein (firing guns) l. to r. in harbor & smoke in background from Gdynia. POV from battleship bridge (?) as navy officers watch guns fire at burning city of Gdynia CU Commander Gustav Kelikamp looking w/ binoculars; sailors firing guns; smoke on shoreline. GOOD battle scene.
01:04:31 Polish sign in foreground, German troops on motorcycles & sidecars into village. People waving to entering troops on horseback & wagons.
01:04:57 People crossing remains of bridge in city; HA of railroad locomotive crashed into collapsed bridge; CU.
01:05:07 Rural village & Germans arriving on motorcycles & armored cars; mounted troops crossing damaged bridge. MCU Polish watching & saluting.
01:05:35 MLS collapsed metal railroad bridge, w/ turreted towers on distant end, pan to adjacent road bridge, multiple shots.
01:05:49 Soldiers building wooden bridge over small river / large stream; tank crossing.
01:06:01 Villagers welcoming arriving Germans, throw flowers. MCU soldier removing eagle symbol from building.
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One thought on “WWII – Beginning, Poland: German Invasion & Firing on Westerplatte – 300177X| Footage Farm Ltd

  1. Michael Wilson says:

    Is this type of footage public domain or does that matter for education? I was wanting to make a video on Westerplatte, just for fun and to try to create something.

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