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  • Short Summary

    Allied troops advancing deeper into Germany - Americans have crossed the Rhine.

  • Description

    Title for this item is missing - first hundred feet missing as well.

    Rhineland, Germany.

    Several shots of the Castle at Rheydt, Goebbels' country home. American sentry pacing outside the Rheydt Castle.

    American rocket tank. Several shots of loading the rocket tubes of the rocket tank. Close up of electrical contacts being adjusted to rockets. Several shots of the rocket tank firing.

    American soldiers working on the Ludendorff Bridge across Rhine at Ray-Margen. Several shots of the troops tanks and vehicles passing over Lui Ludendorff Bridge.

    Long shot of the bridge. Close up shot of a sign on Ludendorff Bridge 'Cross the Rhine with Dry Feet - Courtesy of the 9th Arm'd Div.' Tanks crossing Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine.

    (Mute Neg only - Track missing)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1149.01
    Media URN:
    39852
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1945
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:07:00 / 01:02:48:00
    Canister:
    45/22

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Several shots of the Castle at Rheydt" - the building's proper, German name is Schloss Rheydt.

    "Ray-Margen" in text and "Ray-Mergen" in tags should both read Remagen.

    "American rocket tank." - I'm no militaria expert, but this MAY well be a T-34 Calliope rocket-launcher atop an M4 Sherman tank.

  2. LD Man says

    I am led to believe that my father, Sapper William (Bill) John George Barlow, helped to reconstruct this bridge.
    If anyone has any more information about this section of film, or indeed the 157th Railway Construction Company, please do not hesitate to get in touch,
    Many thanks

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