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  • Short Summary

    British soldiers in France collect ammunition from dump & use it when firing field gun.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material.

    Allied invasion of occupied Europe - France.

    Various shots truck driving into ammunition dump. Various shots men loading crates of ammunition onto truck. The truck then drives out of compound and along dirt track, motorcycle escort rides in front.

    Various shots soldiers unloading shells from truck. The men then prime the shells. Various shots soldiers setting up field gun. The field gun is fixed to back of truck and towed away. Various shots soldiers loading field gun and firing shells into woods.

    Cameraman's clapper board gives date as 03/08/1944, soldiers are from British 115th battalion.

    NB: some spacing between shots.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:35:00 / 01:22:42:00
    UN 1115 B

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    All of the footage from 01:07 onwards, (and possibly even the material before), was shot by a cameraman named as "Watkins", on 3 August 1944.

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