• Short Summary

    World War Two footage surrounding the Battle of Caen.

  • Description

    Title Missing.

    Caen, France.

    Various shots of WWII American tanks on the move. Shots of planes flying overhead. MS allied soldiers point up at the planes. Shots of flak from anti-aircraft guns exploding in the sky. VS of British troops with heavy mortar. MS an ambulance drives past. MS allied troops running from cover. VS allied troops with camouflage standing up in wheat / corn field. CU of soldier cleaning the magazine of his sten machine gun. LS of artillery gun firing from under camouflage netting. VS of allied troops with two German Prisoners of War (POWs). VS of German vehicles abandoned. LS of smoke on the horizon. MS of American tank. MS of bomb damaged building. VS of British soldiers doing their laundry / washing with local French women. MS a Bren gun carrier is reversed into a hole to hide off road. VS planes flying high overhead.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2739.02
    Media URN:
    80654
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1944
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:21:00 / 01:10:38:00
    Canister:
    UNI GAZ ROLL 46

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The Battle of Caen took place from June-August 1944, enabling reduction of the clip's current date range of 1940-49.

  2. jamied says

    "MS an ambulance drives past" - it's a Humber FWD 8cwt Light Ambulance.

  3. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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