heinrich himmler

heinrich himmler

Death Of Himmler (1945)

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Unused / unissued material. Luneburg, Germany. Shots of Heinrich Himmler lying dead on the floor with a blanket over the lower part of his body. He is wearing his usual round glasses. Soldiers and cameramen are crowded into the room to record the occasion. Allied soldiers and officers talk around the bonnet of a car outside the Second Army HQ. C/U of two small phials in the palm of a hand (presumably similar to the one used by Himmler in his successful suicide attempt). Soldiers and officers stand talking outside a building. Inside, a British soldier stands guard over dead body of Himmler (soldier looks a little wary). More shots of dead Himmler. One shot taken directly overhead with strong lights so it looks like he is asleep. Another where he seems to be propped up in bed - it looks like he is smiling! Note: Himmler committed suicide on 23 May 1945. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:1994.15