• Short Summary

    British Generals visit New Zealand H.Q. in Italy + 2 British soldiers escape German POW camp.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Eighth Army News".

    Italy.

    Various shots of General Bernard Montgomery (aka Monty), General Alexander and General Alanbrooke (aka General Alan Brooke) being greeted by General Bernard Freyberg at the New Zealand H.Q. in Italy. The Generals inspect a line of German prisoners. The POWs look very young and dishevelled. M/S of Freyberg introducing Alanbrooke to officers of New Zealand army.

    Various shots of two British soldiers who escaped from POW camp are greeted by British officer in Italy. They wear civilian clothes and are given some food. The soldiers are Corporal Cush of Barrow-in-Furness (King's Own Royal Regiment) and Private Rostance of Birmingham (No. 6 Commandos).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1348.24
    Media URN:
    44477
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:46:00 / 01:39:52:00
    Canister:
    44/2

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