• Short Summary

    Various item from behind the lines in Normandy. France.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Behind the lines in Normandy (Normandie).

    France.

    Various shots of people preparing to evacuate Caen, they gather their things and get in trucks. Various good shots of the people old and young. Various shots of French women in Cherbourg having their hair all shaved off for associating with German soldiers, some hide their faces. M/S of the women together afterwards. Various shots of a Russian who was pressed into German army, he has escaped to the Americans and tells them he can bring more men to them. Various shots as he sets off. A soldier uses portable Roneo machine to make prints of a message in Russian. L/S shells exploding in the air, they carry the leaflets over the enemy lines. Various shots as the Russian soldier returns and brings members of his platoon who were also made to fight in the German army.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1362.18
    Media URN:
    44735
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:08:00 / 01:57:34:00
    Canister:
    44/59

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