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    Full title reads: "With The BEF in Belgium".

    VS Good shots of tanks, troops lorries and guns crossing the raised borders into Holland and Belgium. The units are made up of men from the French and British armies and they cross from France into the newly invaded formerly neutral countries of the lowlands watched by border officials and small groups of people.

    VS Very good shots of refugees moving slowly along country roads leading from Belgium into France. They are mostly on foot however some travel on carts, in old vehicles and on the backs of old lorries, they are all carrying or pushing on hand carts as many of their belongings as they were able to carry.

    VS Good shots of refugees moving right to left across en route from Belgium into France while British soldiers move along the same roads from left to right en route to the front.

    VS of ruined and gutted buildings destroyed during German air raid, British and French troops in some shots as they move along roads in front of the ruins.

    Shot of parts of shot down German plane - Swastika markings are clearly visible.

    VS Good shots of refugees they include many children and nuns walking with dozens of children presumably from a convent or an orphanage.

    GVs. of the men of the BEF (British Expeditionary Force) and of the French army moving up towards the front in lorries and on foot.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:44:00 / 01:07:40:00
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  • Appears in...

    War & Revolution
    debacle Dunkirk debacle Mai 1940 LM Part 1 BEF BEF LA BRECHE Evacuation of Dunkirk Invasion of Belgium Invasion of France 1940 (4): Evacuation of Dunkirk Belgian War Refugees
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