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    Various shots of the artillery guns firing. There are also shelled, explosions seen around men. Several shots of the soldiers running. Several shots of tanks on road being shelled, a tree lying on the road.

    Several shots of troops walking carefully along shelled road. Road sign in German seen. More shots of the allied troops and tanks being shelled. Men take cover.

    Various shots of heavily bombed town, Villers - Bocage. Rubble everywhere. Several shots of British soldiers inspecting the rubble with mine detectors, they move very slowly. Huge piles of rubble, tanks, wiring etc. Several shots of British soldiers marching into town. More shots of the troops and tanks being shelled. Pan along totally ruined houses.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:20:00 / 01:43:45:00
    UN 949 A
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    UN 0949 A
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    War & Revolution
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Comments (2)

  1. TubbyBinns says

    The ruined town in this footage with various half buried German Tiger Tanks (and the open hull and exposed engine of a Panzer IV Special) is VILLERS BOCAGE... The scene of bitter fighting in June 1944. The town was eventually bombed by the Allies and completely destroyed. There are also destroyed Stuart and Sherman tanks visible.

  2. TubbyBinns says

    The Stuart tank the troops are sheltering behind is also at Villers Bocage...

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