• Short Summary

    General Montgomery surveys Caen and receives enthusiastic reception from locals. France.

  • Description

    Item title reads - French battlefront brevities.

    France.

    M/S British troops firing Vickers machine guns, good C/U shots showing mechanism. M/S British troops engaged in rapid mortar fire. M/S infantry walking past a line of Cromwell tanks. M/S good shot of General Bernard Montgomery meeting General Miles Dempsey for roadside chat near Caen. Various shots from his open staff car of Montgomery surrounded by soldiers. He gives out books and packets of cigarettes. They give him three cheers. He then drives into Caen and looks around. He is given enthusiastic reception by the French people.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1362.15
    Media URN:
    44732
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:36:00 / 01:49:02:00
    Canister:
    44/58

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