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    Allied troops advancing through France.

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    France. 50th (Northumbrian) Division's progress in Normandy starting on D-Day.

    Several shots of infantry men advancing across field. Various shots of the civilians and soldiers in French village. German prisoners being marched along village road. Various shots of the tanks, troops and civilians in French village.

    Various shots of the night shelling of village and countryside, explosions and fires are seen in dark. More shots of the troops, tanks and other army vehicles travelling across countryside, local people wave and smile.

    Various shots of heavily bombed village, German sign on ground reads 'mines'. More shots of the troops travelling through countryside, distant explosions, local people looking on, shelling, artillery in action, planes in action, etc. Some night shots of the shillings. Several very dark shots inside of buildings.

    Large crowd gathered in the village to hear military man talking. More shots of the shelling, destroyed buildings, dead bodies, men firing guns, street fights, etc.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:55:00 / 01:44:56:00
    UN 990 A

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    This footage was shot by a cameraman named as "Parkinson, on 6 June 1944, (D-Day).

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  2. TubbyBinns says

    There is a 15cwt truck at the beginning of the footage with the 50 Div TT symbol and the TAC sign '55' which indicates that it belongs to 5th Bn East Yorkshire Regiment.

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