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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

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Title

  • [World War II color footage--Stevens and SPECOU members visit other European countries]

Other Title

  • 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

Summary

  • 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.

Names

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

Created / Published

  • 1945.

Contents

  • Stevens and Hamilton at Brennero Pass, at the border between Italy and Austria -- Bombed out Brenner railroad station -- Various shots of Innsbruck and the Alps -- Stevens and Moffat in Berchtesgaden -- Signs welcome American and Russian armies -- In Pilsen, trucks loaded with Czech civilians move down the street -- Bombed out bridges and buildings -- Caravan of trucks, troops and refugees move across a bridge -- Sign in Russian with date May 30, 1945 -- Additional sign indicates "Friendship Bridge constructed by 250 Engineer Combat Bn 1146 Engineer Combat Gp, U.S. Army -- Stevens and Hamilton at a port, shots of dock activity, including a large wrecked ship on its side in the harbor -- In Copenhagen, various town scenes, including trolley cars, pedestrians, bicyclists, horse-drawn carriages, Hamilton and other American soldiers pose for photos with several young women -- Rubble in the streets, bombed out buildings, town is nearly leveled -- Stevens drives through a large tunnel and onto an open double highway -- In Arnhem, a damaged metal bridge and bombed out buildings -- Stevens, Hamilton, Moffat and American soldiers at a sidewalk café drinking beer -- Dutch civilians in native dress -- Stevens on a ferry boat gets different views of the damaged bridge.

Headings

  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Destruction and pillage--Italy--Brenner
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--Czechoslovakia
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Netherlands--Arnhem
  • -  Brenner Pass (Austria and Italy)
  • -  Innsbruck (Austria)
  • -  Berchtesgaden (Germany)
  • -  Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • -  Stevens, George,--1904-1975
  • -  Hamilton, Bill,--1908-1971
  • -  Moffat, Ivan

Genre

  • Unedited footage
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  Inventory title--Italy-Copenhagen-Home--is misleading because of the inclusion of "home." All footage was shot overseas.
  • -  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) (30 min.) : si., col.

Source Collection

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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2020600758

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Stevens, George, and United States Army. Signal Corps. Special Coverage Unit. World War II color footage--Stevens and SPECOU members visit other European countries. 1945. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600758/.

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Stevens, G. & United States Army. Signal Corps. Special Coverage Unit. (1945) World War II color footage--Stevens and SPECOU members visit other European countries. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600758/.

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Stevens, George, and United States Army. Signal Corps. Special Coverage Unit. World War II color footage--Stevens and SPECOU members visit other European countries. 1945. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020600758/>.