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1945 “Invasion Scenes” Video

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There are multiple jeeps that appear in this video, but more interesting is how youthful the German prisoners look, some as young as young teens. It’s one thing to read about this, but another thing to see their faces.

“Various shots of civilian refugees walking along road, American Military Police on side of road. Various shots of boy soldiers (very young) marching along road with American jeep leading them. The boys sitting on railway platform. Several close up shots of boys talking to American soldier, eating, smiling to camera.

Several shots of American soldiers on a lorry on empty road, men firing at plane flying overhead.

Long shot of a small town with river in the middle and hills around.

Burning lorry on side of road, vehicles moving past. German prisoners being rounded – some women amongst them. Several shots of dead bodies scattered on ground. American soldiers search and question German women prisoners.”

 

2 Comments on “1945 “Invasion Scenes” Video

  1. JohnfromSC

    Back in the early 80’s I worked for a gent who was a WWII veteran. During the incursion into Germany he was shot by a young German in uniform. His outfit tried to get the German to surrender but he just kept firing at them. They returned fire and killed the German.

    He was a 10 year old boy who had been trained to shoot a Luger. This was not that uncommon.

  2. David Eilers Post author

    John,

    Especially near the war’s end. They just plain ran out of men.

    – Dave

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