• Short Summary

    Reports from Europe include wrecked U-boat pens in France, and explosions at Siegfried Line.

  • Description

    Item title reads - European war report.

    Various shots of the wrecked U-boat pens at Le Havre and Marseilles, the camera pans across the rubble. Various shots of a white flag stuck in the rubble at Brest as the surrendering German soldiers wait to be collected. Various shots of the Germans surrendering formally to the Americans. Various shots of wrecked buildings and scorched trees as the column of prisoners move off. Various shots showing the cross channel guns at Hell Fire Corner now silenced after the surrender of Boulogne.

    L/S explosion, part of demolition of Siegfried Line. Various shots of American soldiers taking a look at a small cottage which has a pillbox concealed beneath it. Various shots as first village on the soil of Germany comes under allied government. The villagers read the posters and queue up for registration.

    Cataloguer's note: the story starts at 01:38:10 after the Pathe titles.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:01:00 / 01:40:12:00

Comments (1)

  1. belgium says

    at the end of the film, the first village on German soil is "Kornelimünster".
    Now part of the City Aachen/ Germany

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