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  • Short Summary

    Eisenhower presents medals in liberated France - various American troops attacking.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material. - Location and dates unknown / unclear.

    France. (Possibly Balleroy - 2nd July 1944)

    Various shots of General Dwight D Eisenhower presenting medals to American soldiers. Ike gives them a shot pep talk. Shots of General Eisenhower and other senior officers looking over map.

    Ike and others arrive in jeep. Different angle of medal presentation and Ike's pep talk to the men. Eisenhower climbs into jeep and leaves.

    Various shots of Eisenhower talking with American officers.

    Various shots of American field artillery being fired.

    Shots of Troops advancing behind tanks across field. Tanks move into wooded area, possibly an orchard. Soldiers follow up behind them.

    American troops with a bulldozer crush a crashed German Messerschmitt ME 109 plane. CU American star symbol painted over German cross on small tank.

    Various shots of building with German abandoned staff cars.

    Various shots of the broken remains of German aircraft (possibly wooden mock ups) at captured airfield in France.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1901.13
    Media URN:
    61212
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:28:00 / 01:54:48:00
    Canister:
    UN 898 E

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "France. (Possibly Balleroy - 2nd July 1944)" - yes, most if not all the footage was shot on 2 July 1944 at Balleroy. The cameraman was Tommy Madray, of the 165th Signal Photo Company.

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