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  • Short Summary

    American soldiers near Cherbourg. They appear to have liberated a labour camp.

  • Description

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

    Cherbourg, France.

    Various shots of American troops in action. Shots of German Prisoners of War (POWs) being rounded up, some of them are waving a white flag.

    Various shots of American troops using heavy machine guns.

    US troops move among piles of empty shell cases. The soldiers are moving a field gun. Shots of field artillery being fired.

    Various shots of American troops talking to German POW.

    Good shots of gun being fired and defended by Americans with small arms.

    Various shots of civilians gathering in liberated town square - the Stars and Strips flag is flying.

    Shot of what appears to be Russian soldier talking. Various shots of Americans milling around and meeting locals or possibly Eastern European men in forced labour camp.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:57:00 / 01:27:14:00
    UN 897 B

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  1. Unknown user says

    The footage here is shot by two separate cameraman.

    Some is shot by Lt Earl Witscher of the 165th Signal Photo Company. His work is undated.

    Other material is shot by Reuben Weiner, also of the 165th Signal Photo Company. His footage was shot on 26 June 1944.

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