Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    [World War II color footage--Stevens and SPECOU in Berlin; Stevens in North Africa and Egpyt before D-Day]
    World War 2 color footage--Stevens and SPECOU in Berlin; Stevens in North Africa and Egpyt before D-Day | World War Two color footage--Stevens and SPECOU in Berlin; Stevens in North Africa and Egpyt before D-Day | Inventory title: Assorted camera reels
    In late summer 1945, Stevens and the SPECOU visit Berlin. They visit various buildings and historic sites, including the Olympic Stadium. Berlin is heavily damaged. Civilians clean up the rubble. Refugees are leaving with their belongings. Hamilton and Morse visit the Russian Sector. Multiple groups of Russian troops walk and march through town. Some recreational activities are shown--relaxing at the beach, golfing, visiting the...
    • Contributor: Stevens, George - United States. Army. Signal Corps. Special Coverage Unit
    • Date: 1943-01-01
  • Film, Video
    [World War II color footage--Stevens and SPECOU members visit other European countries]
    World War 2 color footage--Stevens and SPECOU members visit other European countries | World War Two color footage--Stevens and SPECOU members visit other European countries | Inventory title: Italy-Copenhagen-Home | Italy-Copenhagen-Home
    Stevens and some SPECOU members visit other European countries as the war comes to an end. Scenes include the Alps, the damaged Brenner railroad station, refugees in Pilsen, town scenes in Copenhagen, and a bombed out bridge and damaged buildings in Arnhem.
    • Contributor: Stevens, George - United States. Army. Signal Corps. Special Coverage Unit
    • Date: 1945-01-01
  • Film, Video
    [World War II color footage--Allied troops land in Normandy and move through northwest France]
    World War 2 color footage--Allied troops land in Normandy and move through northwest France | World War Two color footage--Allied troops land in Normandy and move through northwest France | Inventory title: D-Day at Katz | D-Day at Katz
    Stevens and the SPECOU arrive in France aboard the British ship HMS Belfast and rejoin American troops as they move through Normandy. Scenes include troops on ships and landing craft, ship's guns firing, barrage balloons, aircraft, soldiers on the beach; troops passing through bombed out villages; a medal ceremony with General Bernard Montgomery, and scenes of everyday camp life.
    • Contributor: Stevens, George - United States. Army. Signal Corps. Special Coverage Unit
    • Date: 1944-01-01
  • Film, Video
    [World War II color footage--SPECOU at Remagen and the Dora concentration camp]
    World War 2 color footage--SPECOU at Remagen and the Dora concentration camp | World War Two color footage--SPECOU at Remagen and the Dora concentration camp | Inventory title: Duben-Dachau-Brenner | Duben-Dachau-Brenner
    In spring 1945, Stevens and the SPECOU are in Germany. Scenes include the collapsed Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen, an abandoned German airfield, a German military hospital, German prisoners, bombed out buildings, refugees, and American planes transporting Allied troops. At the Dora concentration camp Stevens and others interact with the inmates. Scenes include camp buildings, corpses, emaciated inmates, and parts for V-2 rockets that were...
    • Contributor: Stevens, George - United States. Army. Signal Corps. Special Coverage Unit
    • Date: 1945-01-01
  • Film, Video
    [World War II color footage--American troops in Germany link up with Russian troops in Torgau; Dachau concentration camp after liberation]
    World War 2 color footage--American troops in Germany link up with Russian troops in Torgau; Dachau concentration camp after liberation | World War Two color footage--American troops in Germany link up with Russian troops in Torgau; Dachau concentration camp after liberation | Inventory title: Duben-Dachau | Duben-Dachau
    In early 1945, Stevens and the SPECOU are with U.S. Army troops near Duben and then in Torgau for the link up with Russian troops. At the Dachau concentration camp after liberation, the SPECOU films the corpses of the inmates and German soldiers, the disinfection of the inmates, the identification of German captors by the inmates, everyday activities, and shots of the camp buildings,...
    • Contributor: Stevens, George - United States. Army. Signal Corps. Special Coverage Unit
    • Date: 1945-01-01
  • Film, Video
    [World War II color footage--American troops in North Africa and Egypt]
    World War 2 color footage--American troops in North Africa and Egypt | World War Two color footage--American troops in North Africa and Egypt | Inventory title: North Africa | North Africa
    Scenes and events in North Africa and Egypt include dock activities, a military parade, a troop inspection, bomb-damaged buildings, and military action involving tanks and troops.
    • Contributor: Stevens, George - United States. Army. Signal Corps. Signal Service Photographic Detachment, 834th
    • Date: 1943-01-01
  • Film, Video
    [World War II color footage--American troops move through northwest France toward Paris]
    World War 2 color footage--American troops move through northwest France toward Paris | World War Two color footage--American troops move through northwest France toward Paris | Inventory title: St. Lo | St. Lo
    The SPECOU is embedded with American troops in July and August 1944 as they move through northwest France toward Paris. Scenes include bombed out towns, damaged buildings, German prisoners, everyday camp life, and French civilian activity. The unit travels through Saint-Lò‚, Falaise, Mont Saint-Michel, Coutances, Saint-Malo, Rennes, and reaches the Seine-et-Oise area near Paris.
    • Contributor: Stevens, George - United States. Army. Signal Corps. Special Coverage Unit
    • Date: 1944-01-01
  • Film, Video
    [World War II color footage--American and Russian troops link up at Torgau on the Elbe River]
    World War 2 color footage--American and Russian troops link up at Torgau on the Elbe River | World War Two color footage--American and Russian troops link up at Torgau on the Elbe River | Inventory title: Torgau-Russians | Torgau-Russians
    The SPECOU covers the link up of the American, British and Russian troops in Torgau on the Elbe River in April 1945. This meeting marked when Germany was taken on both sides by Allied forces, the American and British forces moving from the west and the Russians moving from the east.
    • Contributor: Stevens, George - United States. Army. Signal Corps. Special Coverage Unit
    • Date: 1945-01-01
  • Film, Video
    [World War II color footage--Destruction in Bastogne; Aerial footage; Paratroopers take off in planes]
    World War 2 color footage--Destruction in Bastogne; Aerial footage; Paratroopers take off in planes | World War Two color footage--Destruction in Bastogne; Aerial footage; Paratroopers take off in planes | Inventory title: Miscellaneous war film | Miscellaneous war film
    The Special Coverage Unit films scenes of heavy destruction in Bastogne, Belgium. The film includes aerial footage of bomb craters, damaged buildings in another town, and a river flowing through a large city. At an unidentified location, American soldiers work on artillery equipment. American paratroopers receive their orders and are loaded into planes. DC-3 planes take off with gliders in tow and loaded with...
    • Contributor: Stevens, George - United States. Army. Signal Corps. Special Coverage Unit
    • Date: 1944-01-01
  • Film, Video
    [World War II color footage--American troops move through northeast France, Luxembourg, and Belgium to Germany]
    World War 2 color footage--American troops move through northeast France, Luxembourg, and Belgium to Germany | World War Two color footage--American troops move through northeast France, Luxembourg, and Belgium to Germany | Inventory title: Chateau Thierry | Chateau Thierry
    In the fall and winter of 1944-1945, the SPECOU is embedded with American troops as they move through northeast France--from Chateau-Thierry to Reims, through Luxembourg and Belgium, and then to the area in and around Aachen, the westernmost city in Germany. Scenes include bombed buildings and streets, refugees, German prisoners and Christmastime scenes. There are two out of sequence segments of the August 1944...
    • Contributor: Stevens, George - United States. Army. Signal Corps. Special Coverage Unit
    • Date: 1944-01-01
  • Film, Video
    [World War II color footage--Liberation of Paris]
    World War 2 color footage--Liberation of Paris | World War Two color footage--Liberation of Paris | Inventory title: Liberation of Paris | Liberation of Paris
    The Special Coverage Unit accompanies the Free French troops as they enter Paris. Crowds of French civilians wave and welcome the troops and military vehicles as they pass. General de Gaulle and General Leclerc meet General von Choltitz for the official surrender of the Germans. SPECOU members interact with French civilians. The SPECOU covers the American Forces parade on August 29, 1944, which is...
    • Contributor: Stevens, George - United States. Army. Signal Corps. Special Coverage Unit
    • Date: 1944-01-01