Amsterdam Rebuilds

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
489520_1_1
Yes
Amsterdam
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1946  (Actual Year)
B/W
00:01:46 - 00:02:25
Tape Master:
Original Film:
1771
019-465-02
Amsterdam Rebuilds Portion of a newsreel about Amsterdam digging out from the rubble caused by the Nazi blitzkrieg in 1940. Aerial views of devastation. Traveling TLS people digging out rubble. MSs people restoring buildings. MS pedestrians, including a nun in habit, walking along sidewalk. MS small blond child kneeling by grass. TLS man in suit pushing baby carriage (pram). VO: "...first major city to fall prey to the Nazi blitz counts its wounds and after 6 ghastly years digs out of the havoc caused by the Luftwaffe which put the torch to the defenseless city. The task of rebuilding this great capital is a staggering one. But little by little life returns to the shattered city. These children have known little but the din and brutality of war but to a brave people existence must go on and they face it with smiling courage."