• Short Summary

    Allied Expeditionary Forces advance along west coast of France.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Hitler's Dunkirk".

    West coast of France.

    Various shots of British trucks, Bren carriers towing guns, motorcycles and infantry moving across the pontoon bridges that the Royal Engineers have erected over the River Seine. The army vehicles bear the star of the Allied Expeditionary Forces.

    Various shots of army lorries on road towards Dieppe. C/U of banner reading "Honneur aux Canadiens". More shots of convoy. C/U of sign: "Dieppe". L/S of Dieppe, the harbour installations and oil dumps have been set alight by the retreating German army.

    Various shots of people of Dieppe welcoming the liberators. C/U of Canadian soldier chatting with French women. M/S of two Canadian soldiers visiting war graves of their comrades who died in the first Dieppe raid. Graves are rows and rows of simple wooden crosses.

    Various L/Ss of demonstration of British flame-throwing tanks - "which from D-day to the present has done great work in burning the Germans out of France".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1123.21
    Media URN:
    39135
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    07/09/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:24:00 / 01:51:31:00
    Canister:
    44/72

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