• Short Summary

    Eighth Army Commander addresses troops on eve of departure for London to take up Second-Front command.

  • Description

    San Pietro, Italy: GV Shells bursting on hillside near town of San Pietro. LV American troops running into woods. CU U.S. soldier with machine gung looking through bushes. Big GV Shells bursting on town of San Pietro. LV U.S. Medical Corps men attending to wounded civilians in village. SV Soldier attending to man's hand. CU Old man type crying. LV German prisoners being rounded up. SV U.S. soldier handing out tins of food to prisoners. GV German prisoners eating standing by bombed building. SV Young German prisoners opening tins of food.

    ORIG.NEG.

    SV Two young German prisoners from airborne battalion eating. SCU Very young boy prisoner

    NR. NAPLES, ITALY: GV Mosquito planes being serviced on 'drome near Naples. SV Mechanics filling up oil drums etc, 2 officers in f-g. Angle shot: Mechanic fitting machine gun bullets in nose. LV Pilots walking towards. SV Pilots getting into Mosquito. SV Mosquito taxiing away. Shot: Mosquito flying towards and over camera at speed.

    Nr. Naples, Italy: GV Italian mountains. LV French Goums moving along mountain road, rifles over shoulders. BV French Goums along mountain road. GTV French Goums settling in mountain village. CU French Goum type. GV Mosquito planes being serviced on 'drome near Naples. SV Mechanics filling up oil drums etc, 2 officers in f-g. Angle shot: Mechanic fitting machine gun bullets in nose. LV Pilots walking towards. SV Pilots getting into Mosquito. SV Mosquito taxiing away. Shot Mosquito flying towards and over camera at speed.

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    San Pietro, Italy: GV Shells bursting on hillside near town of San Pietro. LV American troops running into woods. CU U.S. soldier with machine gun looking through bushes. Big GV Shells bursting on town of San Pietro. LV U.S. Medical Corps men attending to wounded civilians in village. SV Soldier attending to man's hand. CU Old man type crying. LV German prisoners being rounded up. SV U.S. soldier handing out tins of food to prisoners. GV German prisoners eating standing by bombed building. SV Young German prisoners opening tins of food.

    ORIG. NEG.

    SV Two young German prisoners from airborne battalion eating. SCU Very young boy prisoner.

    ROTA BLUE.

    GV Montgomery addressing 8th Army troops.

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    SCU Montgomery addressing troops.

    ROTA BLUE.

    BV Montgomery pan to troops listening. GV Monty driving away in car past troops.

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    GOOD SCENES.

    GBV Lorries along road. SV Gen. Freyberg introducing Chiefs of Staff to Gen. Brooke. CU Gen. Brooke. SCU Brooke talking to General Freyberg. SCU Alexander talking to Freyberg. LBV Alexander, Brooke, Freyberg and Montgomery walking towards prisoners, car in f-g. SV Brooke, Monty and Alexander pan to prisoners lined up.

    ORIG. NEG.

    SV German prisoners being issued with food.

    Personalities - Armed Forces; Indigenous People; Military - Active; Prisoners of War; Germany; Young Adults; Airforce - Active; Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (1887-1976), Colonialism; France; Great Britain
    Background: Eighth Army Commander addresses troops on eve of departure for London to take up Second-Front command. Goums (Moroccean cavalry) arrive with latest reinforcements. New batch of prisoners include youngest Nazis yet captured.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3NX8WKQEOY2S3XTD4YALPFKC6
    Media URN:
    VLVA3NX8WKQEOY2S3XTD4YALPFKC6
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1944
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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