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  • Short Summary

    Wounded American soldiers are rescued from the remains of a bombed bridge. Europe.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    Accident on destroyer bridge.

    Several shots of ruined bridge. L/Ss of soldier (?) lying in the river next to the bridge holding onto rope. Soldiers on the remains of the bridge throw a rope down to the trapped man and haul him up. L/S of man swimming out to an injured soldier on the river. A Red Cross man is seen wading out in to the river with a rope. The injured man is brought in and carried away on a stretcher.

    Several more shots of the mangled wreck of the bridge. M/Ss of American soldier sitting in battered jeep. Other soldiers lift it to one side. Several more shots of the bridge. Angles shots of motor boats on the river. L/Ss of wounded soldier being lowered from down on a stretcher from gantry. M/S of soldiers foot sticking up from the wreckage. Shots of soldier trying to get him out. Various similar shots. More shots of soldiers being rescued from the river. Similar shots.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:25:00 / 01:44:36:00
    UN 1056 C

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  1. Unknown user says

    Replacing this clip's current date range of 1940-49, all this footage was shot on 17th March 1945, by two separate cameramen.

    The initial footage is shot by a cameraman named "Evans" of the 165th Signal Photo Company, and features the U.S. First Army.

    At 3:53 the cameraman changes - this footage is shot by a cameraman named as "Newman and features what is possibly the 9th Infantry Division.

    At 7:40 the cameraman switches back to being Evans.

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