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  • Short Summary

    Various scenes from British sector of invasion of France - just after D Day.

  • Description

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

    France. (Possibly around June 1944).

    LS of American army trucks moving along road.

    Shots of British troops setting up camp. Putting up shelters, shaving, digging trenches.

    British engineers look over abandoned vehicles, Quick shot of soldier with metal detector. Shots of British troops carrying boxes marked 'PIAT'.

    Shots of British field medical post in old farm house. Medics load things on to jeep.

    Various shots of bull dozer moving earth.

    More shots of medical post. Wounded being moved around. More shots of British troops digging in - making positions for heavy mortar.

    Various shots of locals and British troops milling around in streets of town. Troops go into impressive French church.

    Various shots of troops laying complicated set of cables. Shots of field telephone switchboard. Out of focus shots of field artillery. Shots of tanks moving across field of wild flowers. Howitzers fire. Shots of British troops marching along road. More shots of bulldozer covering over railway tracks with earth.

    Various shots of French civilians and policemen reading notice pasted on wall. British dispatch rider talks to French policeman.

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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:
    01:34:56:00 / 01:42:35:00
    UN 898 A

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  1. Unknown user says

    "France. (Possibly around June 1944)." - yes, all the footage is shot on the 13th and 14th of June 1944, by a Sgt. Grant.

    At 01:39 we see several groups of men carrying boxes marked "P.I.A.T.", this is the Projector Infantry Anti Tank weapon.

    The poster at 06:58 saying "Couvre-feu" is warning the townspeople about a curfew.

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