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  • Short Summary

    American troops fighting in France, soldiers training in barracks.

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    Unissued / unused material - dates and location unclear or unknown.

    Allied forces invasion of occupied Europe - France?

    Various shots American infantry and tanks moving along muddy country lane. Some of the men are injured - looks like they are returning from the front. Injured soldier on stretcher is put in ambulance.

    Various shots of GIs coming and going through French town, civilians look from windows and doorways, kids mill about in streets. Various shots tanks firing in field, guns are seen being reloaded. Various shots infantry advancing down muddy road. Various shots GIs in trenches, some cooking on fire. More shots injured soldiers being brought from front, medics attend.

    More shots town - looks like scene of heavy fighting. More shots tanks firing. Various shots officers on field telephones. More shots town soldiers.

    Various shots group of soldiers looking inside tank. Various shots soldiers marching into barracks. Soldiers assembled outside building, an officer gives briefing, soldiers then run about. Soldiers not American or British - French perhaps?

    Clapper board gives location as St. Germain. Large building with sentry outside - looks like military barracks / prison? Young civilian men enter. Soldiers are drilling in courtyard. Civilian men give details to men at desk, gendarme lurks in background. Soldiers set up field gun in courtyard - training exercise? More shots soldiers drilling.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:18:00 / 02:04:07:00
    UN 970 D

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  1. Unknown user says

    A clapperboard at 06:32 tells us that al the footage thereafter is filmed by William Teas of the 166th Signal Photo Company, on 29 October 1944.

    In 1959 William Teas went on to act in a film called "The Immoral Teas", made by the famous director Russ Meyer, (who was also in the 166th Signal Photo Company).

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