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    Invasions scenes in Europe - American soldiers in bombed towns, firing mortars etc.

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    Unissued / Unused material.

    Invasion scenes. Somewhere in Europe.

    Various shots planes taxiing and taking off. Various shots shells exploding at night. M/S flare giving smokescreen. M/S as soldiers walk through. L/S smokescreen. L/S troops crossing river, M/S soldiers on bank. M/S's American soldiers in trenches. M/S's tanks in field. C/U soldiers chatting by tank. Various shots tanks in field. M/S men in ditch. Various shots soldiers walking through bombed town. M/S Red Cross men. M/S's soldiers walking along. M/S soldiers climbing into hole in building.

    M/S Red Cross man with dead soldier. M/S tank driving through town. M/S prisoners. M/S earth clearing equipment. M/S soldiers getting into boat. L/S crossing river. M/S's as they sort out equipment. Various shots of the desolate countryside. M/S guns firing from tank. M/S boat on top of truck driving along. M/S tank in landing craft. M/S as soldier winds the doors up. M/S of smokescreen being created. M/S soldiers carrying wounded. M/S boat in water. L/S smokescreen. Soldiers walk along. L/S countryside. Various shots soldiers loading and firing mortar guns. Various shots of soldiers walking across countryside.

    Cataloguer's note: date of river crossing 23 February 1945.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:52:00 / 01:33:19:00
    UN 1040 A

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    This footage is the work of at least three separate cameramen.

    It's unclear who's responsible for the footage up till 02:51. However at 02:52, we see a slate revealing the cameraman to be Lt. E J Moore of the 166th Signal Photo Company. His footage is of the 10th Armored Division of the U.S. Army crossing the Saar River.

    At 07:32 a different slate appears, showing the cameraman to be "Perrine" of the 161st Signal Photo Company. Although the location is unclear, that footage is dated 23 February 1945.

    Finally, at 09:59 a third slate appears, identifying the cameraman as Ernest Dowling of the 167th Signal Photo Company Unit 1212. His footage shows the 9th Army crossing the Roer river (also known as the Rur), on the 23rd February 1945.

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