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    Unused / unissued material. - Location and dates unknown / unclear.

    France.

    Various shots of American troops taking down German signs in newly liberated France.

    Various shots of bulldozer at work on beach.

    Various scenes of French civilians in damaged town.

    American troops prepare explosives to blow up concrete bunkers and anti-tank defences. More shots of bulldozer at work.

    Various shots of senior American officers inspecting captured German defences.

    American troops and French civilians are welcomed by Priest to church service. Various shots of service in partially damaged church.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    61198
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1899.22
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:04:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:42:00 / 01:57:10:00
    Canister:
    UN 901 C
    Sort Number:
    UN 0901 C
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    War & Revolution
    WorkSpaces
    First Special Service Force WW2: Liberation of France
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    This footage was all shot in and around Cherbourg in June 1944. The material was shot by a cameraman named as "Sykes".

    The equine statue just visible at 0:09 is of Napoleon, and overlooks the town and harbour of Cherbourg.

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