• Short Summary

    Allied troops free town in Normandy, refugees return to homes, German army flees.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Fall of Falaise".

    Falaise, Normandy, France.

    L/S of ruined remains of town. Various shots of castle being shelled by British tanks, German snipers are still hiding out there. Various shots of Allied troops entering town, they pass a sign reading "Falaise". M/S of tanks and other army vehicles passing shelled out ruins of houses.

    Various shots of soldiers running across smouldering rubble, trying to avoid more snipers. More shots of ruined buildings: smoke and flames rise from them, a wall collapses into the street. Various shots tank bulldozing the rubble. Various shots of shelled church, a fire burns in the aisle. More general shots of rubble.

    M/S of group of German prisoners of war. Various shots of French refugees returning to their home town, many carry their belongings or drag them in carts. Good shot of woman with baby sitting by fountain and of Canadian soldier with toddler.

    Aerial shots of railway line, aeroplanes shoot and bomb retreating German army train.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1099.41
    Media URN:
    38345
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:52:00 / 01:56:36:00
    Canister:
    44/68

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