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  • Short Summary

    Allies advance through Central Europe, British soldiers learn to be bomb disposal experts.

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    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    Allies advance through Central Europe?

    Various shots of American GIs exchanging cigarettes with other soldiers (Soviet Red army? Slovak?) Various shots man and woman using buffalo drawn plough. Various C/Us Italian soldiers. M/S Italian and Soviet (could be Eastern European) waving from windows of American bus with graffiti written on it: "Roma o Morte". Various shots water pump operated by donkey.

    Various shots soldiers advancing down country roads. C/U sign: "Ospedale da Campo 244". Various shots Red Cross hospital camp. Various shots American and Italian (?) soldiers helping pull American vehicles out of mud. Various shots GIs advancing down country road. M/S soldiers (Soviet?) carrying wounded comrade. M/S soldiers carrying bloated body on stretcher. Various shots wreckage of tank and decomposing body parts. More shots Allied soldiers advancing. Various night shots gunfire and explosions.

    Various shots of British soldiers on training camp learning about land mines and defusing bombs. After sitting listening to an instructor who writes on board, we see the soldiers practising arming mines, burying them, detecting them with metal detectors and laying barbed wire around them. Various shots soldiers sitting arms through holes in tall barrier. They have to then disarm a dummy bomb lying in tray of earth - provides training in bomb disposal "blind". More general shots of bomb disposal experts in training.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:46:00 / 01:43:50:00
    UN 759 A

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