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  • Short Summary

    British troops advancing through snowbound countryside.

  • Description

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    Several shots of British army convoy travelling through unknown village - signs of heavy bombing around, lots of snow. Several shots of the convoy travelling along country road.

    Several shots of the BBC war correspondent looking at map in front of BBC van and talking into mike. Several shots of the reporter looking at idle German guns and other vehicles around.

    Several shots of the British soldiers firing mortar gun across field. Several shots of the men placing white cover over gun. Various shots of British field guns in action. More shots of convoy moving along snowbound country road.

    Various shots of the soldiers relaxing, snowballing, playing in snow, etc. Soldiers pushing another soldier in baby prom. More shots of soldiers in action.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2143.15
    Media URN:
    63656
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:12:00 / 01:48:55:00
    Canister:
    UN 1166 F

Comments (1)

  1. Mithridates says

    The BBC reporter is none other than Stanley Maxted, a Canadian, who reported for the BBC throughout the war. He is best remembered for his broadcasts from Arnhem in 1944. He provides most of the voice over for the 1946 Arnhem docudrama \"Theirs is the Glory\". He made it out from Arnhem, hence was still reporting in 1945. Post war he went he did some acting in Hollywood.

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