40'S HOUSEWIFE & HUSBAND ON PHONE Telephone conversation between archetypal, middle-aged housewife in a living room and her business executive husband sitting at his desk in his office. The housewife excitedly tells him she has received a letter from their son, a soldier overseas, requesting they send more cigarettes.
Date: 1940s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:39:00, With Audio
OLDER HOUSEWIFE TALKS ON THE PHONE Archetypal, middle-aged housewife excitedly talking on the telephone in her living room, instructs someone (off camera), to "drop over to the McDonald Tobacco Company's overseas department and arrange about those weekly shipments right away!"
Date: 1940s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:17:00, With Audio
US FORCES BATTLE AXIS POWERS IN GREECE American troops assist allied forces in Greece during a battle in WWII. Mobile cannons and military vehicles wait on level ground as a number of soldiers make their way up a hill while coming under fire.
POST WWII MAP OF COMMUNIST BLOCK NATIONS The map in this clip shows the USSR's expansion into Eastern Europe after WWII. Communist governments in East Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria are represented.
LIFE GOES ON IN BERLIN Berliners return to their normal lives after the war. Traveling shots through the city show a man riding on his bicycle, people walking, and a horse drawn carriage driving past destroyed buildings. The footage also includes clips of people pumping water, rebuilding their stores, and digging up ruins. There is also a shot of people waiting outside a theater that is showing the movie Grosse Freiheit, aka Great Freedom No. 7 and Port of Freedom.
GATHERING WOOD Various shots show Berliners in forests chopping, sawing, and gathering firewood. The wood is carried home on wheelbarrows and carts. The clip ends with a woman in her apartment grabbing wood from a stack outside her windowsill and placing them in her stove to boil water. There is a close up of the gas pipes connected to her oven/range.
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