Filmed by an unknown American serviceman, this silent home movie shows a visit to West Germany and Austria made in the late 1940s. At 1:29 the sign Clayallee is a street in Berlin. At 2:29 the Brandenburg Gate is shown, and the ruined Reichstag at 2:40. Extensive ruins are seen nearby. At 3:59 Tempelhof Air Force Base is seen. At 5:00, the film shows the Bremen Airport. At 5:22 the twin towers of the Cologne Cathedral can be seen in the distance. At 6:10 a debris clearing operation is shown. At 8:00 the Votive Church in Vienna, Austria is shown. At 9:00 various shots of downtown Vienna are seen. At 9:27 a band is shown playing. Various political posters are shown including for the Socialist Party and an anti-Communist billboard at 9:57 declaring "this is not your destiny". At 10:10, a sign for the "International Patrol" is seen. This was an international police unit staffed by American, French, British and Soviet forces. At 10:32 Ludwig Van Beethoven's house is shown. At 11:38 ruins of a large building are shown at Tulln Air Base in Vienna (formerly (Fligerhorst Brumowski).
At 12:50 the entrance to the famed "Eagle's Nest" is shown at Berchtesgaden. At 12:57 the mountain is shown in relief and at 13:25 a tunnel entrance. At 13:47 a large and modern hotel is shown. At 14:41 a girls school run by Mr. & Mrs. Andre Gross is shown. It appears that it might be in Switzerland based on the sign at 14:47.
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