• Short Summary

    Brief items - Frozen airfield at Attu, General Sir Oliver Leese, and Major Paul Triquet, V.C.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Brief items from the North East West South.

    Various locations.

    Various shots of ships at Attu in the Aleutians, men carry supplies through the snow. The camera pans across the frozen aerodrome. A snowplough clear the runways.

    Various shots of Lieutenant General Sir Oliver Leese who has been appointed Commander in Chief of the 8th Army. He poses for the cameras at his base in Italy.

    M/S of Major Paul Triquet who has been awarded Canada's second Victoria Cross of the war. Various shots as he visits the graves of his men from the French-Canadian Royal 22 regiment who fell in assault on Casa Berardi. Various shots of the graves and the remaining men. He won the objective with only 15 men and two sergeants remaining.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1352.23
    Media URN:
    44537
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:57:00 / 01:52:06:00
    Canister:
    44/21

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