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  • Short Summary

    Invasion scenes from France.

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    Unissued / Unused material.

    Invasion scenes, Europe. France.

    M/S's American soldiers walking past tanks. M/S explosion, M/S debris on road. M/S tank. M/S smoke. M/S bulldozer flattening the rubble. C/U hand grenade. L/S bombed building still half standing, they blow it up so it all collapses. M/S tank. Various shots as American soldiers look at captured vehicles and weapons. Dark interior shots of German officers. M/S German soldiers and officers outside. M/S tents. M/S bombed street in town, American soldier looks at wrecked tank. Various shots as soldiers and civilians walk along street and talk to each other. M/S soldiers looking at dead body. C/U dead German soldier on ground.

    Various shots of parents looking at their new baby in hospital. M/S Germans and Americans. M/S mother and baby in hospital. Germans come out from building with white flag of surrender and hand over their weapons. More soldiers come out with their hands up. Various shots of Americans with German prisoners, they search their uniforms and disarm them. M/S as American soldiers run up road. C/U sign 'Cherbourg'. C/U's soldiers firing. Various shots of wounded soldiers. Various shots as Americans march columns of German prisoners up road, including women. Various shots as the German soldiers are disarmed. M/S field hospital. M/S of jeep with injured on stretchers on front and back it drives along. Various shots as injured are carried onto landing craft. The camera pans across them. M/S as one man is handed a cup and takes a drink. C/U of him. C/U men looking at nazi armband. Various shots troops boarding landing craft.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:29:00 / 02:02:02:00
    UN 995 B

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  1. Unknown user says

    This clip features the work of at least two different cameramen, possibly more. Certainly some of the footage is shot on 22 June 1944, in France, by cameraman K C Smith.

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  2. Unknown user says

    The clip's current date of 1940 needs changing.

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