- Title: CF369
10:48:26 - 10:53:17
Hitler waves from a train, people lean from train windows waving. Hitler salutes a large crowd. Zoom out map of Europe. VS art treasures. Cattle herded onto freight trains. SS / Brown Shirts guards hassle members of the public - Jews and gypsies targeted. Village is burnt to the ground. Burnt out buildings. Man steps out of Rolls Royce and walks into official building. Hitler examines a map surrounded by generals. Hitler points out things on map. Good low angle OF tanks. Soldiers marching. Good shots of a ransacked and burning village with soldiers marching through it. Tanks and artillery trudge through mud. Injured soldiers return from the front line on rains.
10:53:17 - 10:58:03
Good shots of light artillery fire and tanks and soldiers rushing past the camera. Soldiers make their way through snow towards a village. Hitler talks to officers. Siege of St Petersburg / Siege of Leningrad - German soldiers facing grueling winter fighting, good shots of soldiers fighting in the snow. Dead soldiers laying in the snow. Good shot at the front of a U-Boat crashing through the waves. Sea battles - torpedoes hit boats, ships sinking in the ocean. Good shot of General Rommel directing troops. VS Suez canal and North African war scenes. Hitler at Wolf's Lair cabin in East Prussia - directing Operation Barbarossa. Good shot from helicopter over Russia. GVs of Stalingrad as German and Russian forces clash - Soldiers and tanks firing on each other. Good shots of Himmler smiling and talking to troops at a briefing. Shots of Jews being herded into buildings and ghettos. Tattoo of camp number on a Jew.
10:58:03 - 11:02:52
People are crammed onto trains, sent to concentration camp. Trains leave station filled with Jews heading to concentration camps. Map of Germany showing the different camps. SS guards walk past Jews inside concentration camp. People come out of trains en masse. Slow pan across toxic sign outside a gas chamber. Different German companies vie for the contract to make gas chambers, long lines of people herded towards gas chambers. Still of long line of naked prisoners about to be gassed. Gas chambers with shower signs disguising them 'Brausebad' sign over doorway. Piles of dead bodies outside, gvs of the aftermath of mass gassing. November 1942 - defeat for Rommel's army in North Africa - sounded soldiers lie in the sands of the desert. Soldiers also lie dying in the snows of Russia following defeat. Burning wreckage in the snow. Hitler and other Nazi leaders in war memorials in Germany. VS of Soldiers scrabbling through rubble in Italy and Germany.
11:02:52 - 11:06:06
Good shots of fighter planes in the sky, shadows of planes, dropping bombs. POV of bombs dropping from the fighter jet. Destruction from bombs. Man raises swastika flag. Germans wade through and make the most of the rubble and destruction following the bombing. Shots of D Day, artillery fire and Allied troops falling on the beaches, troops shot at in the sea. Hitler in a strategy room, looking at a map. CU of a still of Claus von Stauffenberg from the German Resistance - The July 20th Plot to assassinate Hitler - blueprints of Wolf's Lair showing where the time bomb will be planted. Destruction caused by the bomb in Hitler's cabin. Nazi flags fly in a court room, sentencing the plotters to death, swastikas all over the room.
11:06:06 - 11:10:48
Nazi Rally in August 1944, Goebbels speech at a lectern adorned with a swastika, thousands of audience members rise and applaud then give the Nazi salute. Albert Speer walks into a room and receives an award for his organisational skills. Inside an armaments factory, parts of tanks and light artillery are manufactured. New airplanes are made. V-Rocket testing site - good shots of v-rockets taking off. German soldiers in defeat, retreat and destroy all railroads in their way - scorched earth policy. Buildings being razed and transport destroyed. Winter of 1945, German civilians help to secure their homeland - people pass bricks down a line to each other - human production line. Training of a home guard / civilian army style 'Volkssturm', boys and men take up arms and are trained in how to fire rocket launchers etc. Good shot of a woman firing a rocket launcher from a bunker. Hitler meets with his general staff in Berlin. Good shots inside Hitler's bunker and living quarters. Western troops roll into Europe in tanks. Soldiers inside cities running around the streets firing guns on each other.
11:10:48 - 11:14:58
Good pan around different light artillery firing on a city. Great shot of Brandenburg Gate through lots of rubble and smoke and flames as soldiers advance on the Chancellery. Destruction on the steps of the Chancellery as soldiers enter - shot of the interior. Shot of Goebbels' dead body. Hitler's chauffeur explains to camera what happened to Hitler's body. Good tracking shots through devastated areas of German cities. Dead bodies at concentration camps. German civilians cry at the sight of the piles of bodies. Ext of Dachau camp, drawings from children who had died in Dachau - very touching.
- Keywords:UK, GERMANY, HITLER, THE THIRD REICH, NAZI GERMANY, OCCUPATION OF POLAND, CONCENTRATION CAMPS, WW2, WORLD WAR TWO, FAR RIGHT, FASCISM IN EUROPE, BROWN SHIRTS, SS GUARDS, PERSECUTION OF THE JEWS, SCORCHED EARTH, DOG FIGHTS, WARTIME PRODUCTION
- Master Title:CF369