• Short Summary

    Allied troops head towards Cherbourg, RAF and Naval coastal barrages, more German POWs.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Advance in Normandy".

    Allied Forces invasion of Northern France.

    Various shots of American troops advancing through bombed village (St. Sauveur). American soldiers use bulldozers to destroy dangerous buildings. C/U of road sign pointing towards Cherbourg and Konig (sign is in German). More shots tanks, army vehicles and infantry advancing.

    Various shots of Royal Naval barrage off coast of Normandy. Aerial shots of RAF (Royal Air Force) bombers bombing marshalling yards. Aeroplanes are marked with black and white stripes on invasion forces. Various shots of rocket projectiles being prepared for and loaded into the rocket projector aircraft, the Typhoons. Various shots of crews preparing for takeoff. A camera in placed under wing of aeroplane. L/S of Typhoons taking off in pairs. Aerial shots from camera in wing of the rockets being fired at targets in Northern France.

    C/U of sign for town Quineville. Various shots of bombed out ruins of town. The ruins are still smouldering as American infantry advance along roads. M/S of American troops firing field guns. L/S of explosions around village on horizons. Various shots U.S. infantry advancing down country road.

    M/S of American soldiers marching German prisoners through town square Carentan.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:22:00 / 01:58:28:00

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