Women Collaborators Get Heads Shaved 1944

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • View as stills
This video has no sound
  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - exact dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    Liberation of France.

    Various shots of women collaborators having their heads shaved - crowd of civilians and some GIs watch.

    Shots same or similar to those in UN 928 E, film ID 1883.11 from which following description is copied:

    Various shots of members of Maquis shaving heads of women who have collaborated with Germans during occupation. The shaving takes place outside the Mayor's offices, a large crowd watches including many children and American GIs. C/U hair falling on ground. The French resistance men then parade the collaborators through the streets to humiliate them. One of the men forces a woman to look at the camera, he makes a "v" sign behind her head.

  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:38:00 / 01:49:43:00
    UN 1074 D
    Sort Number:
    UN 1074 D
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture War & Revolution
    Intimate Occupation 1 Femmes rasees Untitled Workspace Resistances WW2 France
  • Stills

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
24 January 2015 marks 50 years since the death of British Prime Minister and international statesman, Sir Winston Churchill. British Pathé’s cameras followed Churchill throughout his career.
If you are a media professional and have seen some footage or stills you wish to include in your production, please contact us.
2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.

Related Videos

Triumph In France

Triumph In France

Allied troops liberate French towns St. Malo,Trun, Orleans, Chartres and Le Mans.

Liberation Of Rennes

Liberation Of Rennes

Rennes in Brittany is liberated by Allied Troops, crowds cheer soldiers and jeer collaborators.

Aircraft - Invasion Scenes - Bombing

Aircraft - Invasion Scenes - Bombing

Airfield in jungle; Allied troops in French town & bombing shots.

Liberation Europe Crowds

Liberation Europe Crowds

Crowds welcome Allied Forces troops and jeer at collaborators in liberated France.

Liberation Of Marseilles

Liberation Of Marseilles

Americans liberate Marseilles - crowd celebrating, collaborators rounded, Germans captured.

Scrapbook For 1933 - Reel 1 Of 3

Scrapbook For 1933 - Reel 1 Of 3

Great film outlining the events of 1933.

On 14th April 1912, four days into her maiden voyage, RMS Titanic struck an iceberg. These 15 images have been selected from Pathe's Titanic collection.
Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!
The Duke of Edinburgh has many talents, but it is his unique way with words that often receives the most attention. 
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
Are you guilty of perpetuating a story regardless of its truth? Here are some classic urban myths which you may not know are false.
Urban Legends
10 telling images selected from British Pathé's extensive WWI footage. 'The war to end all wars' was a war without parallel: over 70 million military personnel were involved and over 17 million people died.
There are some people who saw their mortality as really rather funny. Here are 12 of the best epitaphs.
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
She may never have given a press interview but she is still one of the most famous women in the world. Here are 13 surprising facts you may not know about Queen Elizabeth II.