• Short Summary

    British tanks enter Beek, and we see footage of the 1st Airborne division back from Arnhem.

  • Description

    Item title reads - British troops cross German frontier.

    Various shots as British tanks enter Beek, a frontier town between Nijmegen and Kleff. Pathe cameraman Ken Gordon goes along the road with the first British tank to enter the Reich. Various shots of white flags hung out and allied soldiers manning German sentry boxes. Various shots of officers and men of the 1st Airborne Division who retreated from Arnhem. They are in good spirits even if they look worn out, they still carry their guns. M/S Major-General Urquhart arriving back in Britain, he gets off the aeroplane and is greeted by U.S. Major-General Paul Williams. Urquhart then delivers a message to the men and tells them that the operation started well and they were dropped on target. (He doesn't go on to explain what went wrong!). M/S group of Arnhem 'Red Devils' cheering.

    End titles.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1125.22
    Media URN:
    39191
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:45:00 / 01:54:00:00
    Canister:
    44/80

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