WWII Postwar Germany Film on DVD Absolutely amazing color footage of Germany after the war. See the destruction and devastation. Includes amazing video tours of many of the major German cities, including Munich, Ruhr in the British Zone, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich and Nuremberg. Also includes footage of the Beer Gardens, and covers many aspects of the Germanys industrial capabilities. Postwar Germany
Postwar Germany: 28 Months After V-E Day
Length: 45 Minutes
This amateur film provides an amazing and comprehensive view of Germany 28 months after World War II. It was filmed by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president of Weirton Steel Company, as an investigation of German industrial and manpower capabilities in order to assess how Germany might best be assisted in recovery of its previous industrial might. The footage is in color, and provides awesome views of the utter devastation of many German cities including the Ruhr, Berlin, Nuremburg, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, and more. Some of the factories shown are the Krupp Works in Essen, Dyckerhoff Portland Cement Co., Russelsheim, Opel Autoworks, Heidenheim, J.M. Voith Co., Voehringen, and Wieland Werke – aluminum. It captures not only destroyed factories and buildings, but citizens in food lines, burned out military vehicles, and destroyed mansions once owned by Hitlers top officers, like Joseph Goebbels. There are signs of life and rebirth in the form of small shops opening, but mostly this film shows desolation and ruin. In the end, there is great footage from a boat trip down the Rhine, showing farmland, old castles, and animal-driven farm carts. Some famous Beer Gardens are shown as well, including the one where Hitler began his career.