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  • Short Summary

    Material showing soldiers around the time of D-day. France.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    France.

    Various good shots of Spitfire aeroplanes taking off from airfield. C/U boot washed up on beach. L/S bombed house. C/U soldier loading his gun. M/S as locals greet the soldiers. C/U children looking out of window at camera. Various shots of American soldiers playing poker dice. L/S soldiers walking down the road. M/S propellor spinning round on aeroplane. M/S as American soldiers walk through town. M/S British soldier standing next to truck which has 'Don't wave girls we're British' written on the side. M/S as he shovels earth into the truck.

    M/S landing craft rolling up onto beach. M/S British soldiers getting water from the well and washing their clothes. C/U's of another soldier shaving. Various shots as stores are brought out of hold and put onto DUKW then ferried ashore. M/S soldier slicing bread. M/S line of soldiers sleeping. M/S others practising putting on bandages. M/S two soldiers digging sand out near beach. M/S other listening through headphones to instructions.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1954.07
    Media URN:
    61629
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:11:00 / 01:34:20:00
    Canister:
    UN 991 C

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The footage seen here is all shot by Dick Hoar of the Special Coverage Unit (SPECOU).

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