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

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Title

  • [World War II color footage--Destruction in Bastogne; Aerial footage; Paratroopers take off in planes]

Other Title

  • 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

Summary

  • 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 paratroopers.

Names

  • Stevens, George, 1904-1975
  • United States. Army. Signal Corps. Special Coverage Unit

Created / Published

  • [1944-1945]

Contents

  • Scenes of heavy destruction in Bastogne, Belgium -- Stevens gives a gift to a young Belgian girl -- American MPs load an injured man into a truck -- At an unidentified location, shots of a destroyed German plane -- SPECOU members unload camera equipment and film supplies from a DC-3 -- Aerial footage of numerous bomb craters, bombed out buildings in a town, green open fields, a river flowing through a large city -- American soliders work on artillery equipment -- American paratroopers receive orders and are loaded into planes -- DC-3 planes take off with gliders in tow and loaded with paratroopers.

Headings

  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Destruction and pillage--Belgium--Bastogne
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Europe
  • -  Europe--Aerial film and video footage
  • -  United States--Armed Forces--Parachute troops
  • -  Airplanes, Military
  • -  Military gliders (Aeronautics)
  • -  Douglas DC-3 (Transport plane)
  • -  Stevens, George,--1904-1975
  • -  United States.--Army.--Signal Corps.--Special Coverage Unit

Genre

  • Unedited footage
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  Scenes depicted are not in chronological order.
  • -  During World War II, film director George Stevens was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army Signal Corps. In late 1943, he was directed to organize a Special Coverage Unit (SPECOU) of cameramen and sound recorders to photograph the Americans landing in Europe on D-Day. The unit was embedded with American and Allied troops as they moved through France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany.
  • -  Sources used: Five came back by Mark Harris; "Lt. Col. George C. Stevens, World War II color film" document in M/B/RS acquisition file, ACQ: Stevens, George (Jr.).

Medium

  • 1 video file (digital) (19 min.) : si., col.

Source Collection

  • Stevens (George, Jr.) Collection (Library of Congress)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2020600750

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Stevens, George, and United States Army. Signal Corps. Special Coverage Unit. World War II color footage--Destruction in Bastogne; Aerial footage; Paratroopers take off in planes. [to 1945, 1944] Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600750/.

APA citation style:

Stevens, G. & United States Army. Signal Corps. Special Coverage Unit. (1944) World War II color footage--Destruction in Bastogne; Aerial footage; Paratroopers take off in planes. [to 1945] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600750/.

MLA citation style:

Stevens, George, and United States Army. Signal Corps. Special Coverage Unit. World War II color footage--Destruction in Bastogne; Aerial footage; Paratroopers take off in planes. [to 1945, 1944] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020600750/>.