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  • Short Summary

    Large cast of extras in army uniforms re-enact the Dunkirk landing, director giving orders.

  • Description

    Zuydcoote, France.

    Flashback of famous Dunkirk landing sequence. VS. The camera crew moving in on a beach and the director gives his orders. MS. The French star of the film in French Army uniform. VS. On the beaches a large cast of extras in army uniforms re-enact the Dunkirk landing. Soldiers dive to the sand as planes fly low over and their machine gun bullets kick up the sands as the soldiers dive. Burning cars etc. give these location film shots some reality.

    (Dupe.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3123.05
    Media URN:
    88081
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1964
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:51:00 / 01:09:20:00
    Canister:
    UN 3968 A

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The footage here shows the filming of the feature film "Week-end à Zuydcoote", (also known as "Weekend at Dunkirk".

    "director gives his orders" - that's Henri Verneuil.

    "The French star of the film" - that's Jean-Paul Belmondo.

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