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  • Short Summary

    American troops in newly liberated France. French people hold a Church service in thanks.

  • Description

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

    France.

    Various shots of American troops taking down German signs in newly liberated France.

    Various shots of bulldozer at work on beach.

    Various scenes of French civilians in damaged town.

    American troops prepare explosives to blow up concrete bunkers and anti-tank defences. More shots of bulldozer at work.

    Various shots of senior American officers inspecting captured German defences.

    American troops and French civilians are welcomed by Priest to church service. Various shots of service in partially damaged church.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1899.22
    Media URN:
    61198
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:42:00 / 01:57:10:00
    Canister:
    UN 901 C

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    This footage was all shot in and around Cherbourg in June 1944. The material was shot by a cameraman named as "Sykes".

    The equine statue just visible at 0:09 is of Napoleon, and overlooks the town and harbour of Cherbourg.

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