Berlin 1945 stunning color footage

Stunning Color Footage of Berlin After WWII

Watch stunning color footage of Berlin just two months after the war, First Motion Picture Unit—the U.S. Army’s film production unit—traveled around Europe to record the damage done by the war. Dubbed “Special Film Project 186,” it was the last project of Owen Crump, a screenwriter experienced in propaganda and war movies. Thanks to Kodachrome color film in the crew’s cameras, the whole thing was shot in vibrant color. Courtesy of Chronos Media (produced coincidentally by Kronos Media), we can see the beginnings of Berlin’s healing process. The tone of the film is somber, yet optimistic. You can see mothers pushing their baby carriages past the wreckage and young people forming assembly lines to clear out the rubble.