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  • Short Summary

    Various shots as American troops move through Holland in September 1944.

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    Title Missing.

    Chalkboard reads: "Hebenstreit 9-18-44. Holland."

    Shots from cockpit of American glider as it is towed along a runway. Good shots as glider flies towards target. VS of landed gliders - some showing signs of crash landing. VS of American soldiers on jeep being greeted by Dutch people. Gliders and towing planes fly overhead.

    VS of gliders on ground with windmills in background. Closer shots of damage to glider. American soldiers are checking out the glider. MS a truck load of German Prisoners of War (POWs) being driven away.

    Shots in 'Grave' a Dutch town. MS of bridge. CU Sign 'Grave Prov - N. Brabant'.

    VS of people gathered in town they appear to be holding an old parachute. Children play with the chute. VS of group of women with shaved heads - probably collaborators - they all look fairly happy. VS happy people march through town led by boy scouts.

    Various shots of people near Grave celebrating with American soldiers on tank. VS of tanks and armoured vehicles passing through town in the Netherlands. People cheer from the roadside.

    CU American army sign stopping people going down road. VS of locals reading notices. People queue up outside office of Military officials.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:41:00 / 01:15:20:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    Gliders are in the fields between the towns of Overasselt and Nederasselt.
    The children playing with a chute are standing on the market place, in front of the St Elisabeth church. The citizens of Grave were ordered to hand in all the parachutes they had found.

    The 'bold' women are on the corner of the Hamstraat and the Boreel de Mauregnaultstraat.

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