US and Allied soldiers at outdoor religious service in 1945 Germany

VS US and Allied soldiers take their places for an outdoor religious service; some may be liberated soldiers (documentation is incomplete) / rear shot soldiers listen as US chaplain leads the service at a makeshift altar with candles, crucifix / soldiers listen / rear shot chaplain and an officer conduct the service as standing prisoners look on / side shot reading of the liturgy / soldiers in attendance respond in song; one looks at a document as he sings / wind blows as service continues / soldiers listen; some wear insignia of US corporals and sergeants / semi-rear shot soldier with head bowed in prayer / VS preparation for Holy Communion: chaplain lifts cup, soldiers kneel / VS major distributes communion wafers / VS his assistant, a major, distributes liquid which may be wine and talks to each communicant / title cards regarding Bureau of Public Relations War Dept. release and official US Army Signal Corps motion pictures / Note: exact day not known; documentation incomplete; film has nitrate deterioration

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Clip #: 641379282HD
Collection: Sherman Grinberg Library
Date created: 01 April, 1945
Licence type: Rights-ready
Release info: Not released. More information
Clip length: 00:01:16:22
Location: Germany
Mastered to: QuickTime 10-bit ProRes 422 (HQ) HD 1920x1080 23.98p More information
Originally shot on: 35mm B/W Neg
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Source: Grinberg, Paramount, Pathe Newsreels
Object name: sr002312_01_07.mov

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