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Description Presents a vivid record, uncensored by military authorities, of the 1939 siege and fall of Warsaw. Shot by Julien Bryan, who later founded the International Film foundation. Nominated for an Academy Award for best one-reel short in 1941 and added to the National Film Registry in 2006. “As the only neutral-country cameraman left in Warsaw when the Germans arrived, Bryan’s footage is a unique, horrifying record of the dreadful brutality of war.” (“News From the Library of Congress,” Library of Congress, December, 2006.) 
Creator Walter O. Gutlohn, Inc.
Julien Bryan
RKO Radio Pictures
Contributor Julien Bryan: narrator
Date Issued 1941
Original Format 16mm print
Duration 09:50
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent sound
Nation of Origin U.S.
Geographic Coverage Warsaw, Poland
Temporal Coverage September, 1939