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  • Short Summary

    American troops in devastated area, General Eisenhower meets General Clark.

  • Description

    Italy? 1944?

    Various shots of the American army trucks driving through heavily bombed area, possibly village. They have an unusual cargo - horses. There are four to five horses at back of each lorry. People clearing rubble looking on as the move past. More shots of the heavily bombed village.

    Various shots of the American troops building a wooden bridge.

    Several shots of a family living in cave, woman takes water for washing outside, man leaving cave.

    More shots of the horribly bombed houses and people living in the rubble. Several shots of the children posing in the rubble.

    Various shots of the army camp with men relaxing, eating chatting etc. Several shots of the soldiers giving the food out to civilians.

    Various long shots of the hills with smoke rising over, distant explosions possibly. German sign reading 'Attention - Mines!" More shots of the distant explosions on the hill, more smoke rising.

    Several shots of the General Eisenhower meeting General Mark Clark. The two enter General Clark's caravan and walk around camp, talking.

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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:
    01:25:58:00 / 01:31:12:00
    UN 1295 G

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Currently dated as 1940, this footage will actually originate from either 1944 or 1945.

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