Truce Train From St Nazaire 1945

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    Title reads: "Truce Train from St Nazaire".


    Various German and American officers meeting at Cordemais Station to discuss evacuation of French civilians from St. Nazaire. The German officers give Nazi salute to camera. The railway station is equidistant from St Nazaire and Nantes, it has been badly bombed. Various shots of French railway workers repairing damaged rails.

    L/S of French train with Red Cross insignia on front. A German sergeant flags the train into station. The train contains refugees, from Cordemais the German personnel on board are replaced by F.F.I (French Forces of the Interior) Guards. Various shots of French, German and American officers on platform, behind them refugees peer anxiously out of cattle wagons pulled by train. C/U of wheels of train as train moves away.

    C/U of banner reading "Centre d'Evacuation". Various shots of refugee train arriving at Nantes. Various shots of women and children holding belongings being helped off crammed train.

    Note: old records refer to station as Cademais. This is probably incorrect - Cordemais is named in commentary.

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    01:53:24:00 / 01:55:03:00
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