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  • Short Summary

    Good footage of American troops advancing in France during the summer of 1944.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material. - Location and dates unknown / unclear.

    Near Cherbourg, France.

    American medics care for local wounded (including a young girl) on stretchers in a field. Various shots of medics at work on both civilian and military casualties.

    Top shots of American troops coming ashore. Lots of landing craft and vehicles. Barrage balloons fly overhead.

    Shots of US troops advancing into town and talking to locals.

    Unidentified General speaks into BBC Microphone to address crowd. Local dignitary stands next to him. A French flag is handed over to the Mayor.

    A French civilian man dances in celebration. More shots of US troops in village.

    Good shots of American GIs armed with Thompson sub machine guns in country lane. They are using field telephones.

    Various shots of American troops guarding German Prisoners of War (POWs). POWs march along. Various CU of POWs.

    Travelling shots of arrival of American 2 star generals in armoured personnel carrier. Ceremony to mark their arrival. More shots of speech making and handing over of flags. Different angle shots of man dancing in street. US military band play. Troops march on.

    Cataloguer's Note: Material dated around 25/6/1944 and 6/8/1944.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:39:00 / 01:30:11:00
    UN 900 A

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  1. Unknown user says

    The footage from 4:23 onwards was shot on 25th June 1944, by a cameraman named as "Laurence".

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