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    Unused / unissued material - date and locations unclear or unknown.

    Bretteville-l'Orgueilleuse, June 14-23. Regina Rifles & Queen's Own Rifles.

    L/Ss of church steeple crumbling and falling to the ground behind some trees in a countryside setting. Tank moves along country road. British soldier clears rubble from around tank. Soldiers walk along country road. Shots of a ruined church - could be the steeple we saw tumbling to ground. Someone holds a sheet of old postcards of the church; pan across to show remains of church and steeple.

    Shots of a town seemingly untouched by the war. Statue of a man holding a wreath to which have been attached flags of Britain (Union Jack), France (tricolour) and American (Stars and Stripes).

    L/S of a statue of Christ on the cross, with ruined steps beneath. Canadian (?) soldiers walk past and then sit on the steps. Others sit on the ground near camouflage webbing - seem to be receiving instructions for further fighting.

    Soldier looks through hole in ruined building. Another soldier comes out of ruins and hands him a piece of paper. They have a cigarette.

    L/Ss as soldiers climb over rubble and ruins in a town.

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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:12:00 / 01:24:22:00
    UN 846 D
    Sort Number:
    UN 0846 C
  • Appears in...

    War & Revolution
    Canada in WW2 Don 01 Rural France
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The footage was all shot by a cameraman named as "Gray". At least some, if not all, his material was captured on 14 June 1944.

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