Battle Of Caen 1944

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Caen, France.

Various shots of WWII American tanks on the move. Shots of planes flying overhead. MS allied soldiers point up at the planes. Shots of flak from anti-aircraft guns exploding in the sky. VS of British troops with heavy mortar. MS an ambulance drives past....

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Data

Cataloguer:
Mark
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
sound
Media URN:
80654
Sort Number:
UNI GAZ 046
Time in/Out:
01:04:21:00 / 01:10:38:00
Canister:
UNI GAZ ROLL 46
Film ID:
2739.02
Issue Date:
1944

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  • The Battle of Caen took place from June-August 1944, enabling reduction of the clip's current date range of 1940-49.

    jamied 24th May 2012
  • Thanks.

    British Pathé 23rd Aug 2012
  • "MS an ambulance drives past" - it's a Humber FWD 8cwt Light Ambulance.

    jamied 1st Feb 2014

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