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keywords: post-wwii, german surrender, german u-boat fleet, damage destruction cities nazi germany, merkers salt mines, secret nazi loot, stolen paintings

Synopsis: German Submarine Threat Ends, German Government Ratifies Surrender In Berlin, The Wreckage Of What Is Germany, Prisoners Of Note Released From Nazi Prison Camps, Massive Cache Of Stolen Nazi Loot Found...(read more)

  • Date: 1945
  • Duration: 00:07:23
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: Germany

Newsreels: 1945 - May 17

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German Submarine Threat Ends

With the downfall of Germany, members of the German Undersea Fleet rise to the surface and on radio instructions from Berlin, procede to surrender to Allied naval authorities.

The German submarine U-858 rides into Cape May, New Jersey in the custody of a destroyer escort 'prize crew'.

At Portsmouth, New Hampshire, a destroyer escorts convoy the German submarine U-805 into the harbor. The Nazi crew is brought ashore still surly and impudent and are quickly whisked off to Portsmouth Naval Prison.

Back in the ruined port of Bremen, Germany, British soldiers discover pre-fabricated sections of submarines, parts of an assembly plan which was calculated to add hundreds of new subs to the German Navy.

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German Government Ratifies Surrender In Berlin

Air Marshal Tedder, General Spastz, Marshal Zhukoff and others receive the surrender of General Keitel, Admiral Friedberg and General Stumpf, which commits Nazi Germany to Allied control, ceases hostilities and ratifies the previous capitulations made to General Eisenhower and General Montgomery.

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Massive Cache Of Stolen Nazi Loot Found

American soldiers entering the World's largest salt mines at Merkers, Germany are startled to find over one hundred tons of gold bullion, jewels, silver, currency and priceless paintings by the masters. Obviously the cached loot of the Nazis.

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Prisoners Of Note Released From Nazi Prison Camps

Eminent people, long held in Nazi prison camps, are found at a villa in the Alps. They include Baroness Schusening, Fritz Thyasen - a noted industrialist, Prince Leopold of Prussia, Anti-Nazi Pastor Niemoeller, Lt. John Winant and Lord Laseelles - a nephew of King George VI.

In contrast at Mageburg, General Dietmars - a Nazi broadcaster becomes a prisoner of the Allies.

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B-29 Superfortress Bombers Pound Japan

Aircraft factories near Nagasaki, Japan are bombed by the B-29 Superfortress from the island of Guam. From Saipan, a fleet of B-29's pierce the clouds of flak over Tokyo, Japan to plant tons of bombs on the Japanese capitol city. Homeward, many of the Superfortresses detour to the island of Iwo Jima to make emergency landings and where flak damage to the giant planes is seen to be severe.

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