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  • Short Summary

    Allied troops on the move in Holland. Troops cross canal bridge in armour.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused Material.

    Various shots of British troops firing heavy mortar shells in action during the Invasion. Shots of soldiers firing Vickers machine guns.

    Shots of British infantry troops advancing - on foot and with tanks. LS of tanks in action.

    Shots of German troops surrendering - the POWs (Prisoners of War) come forwards with hands over heads. British troops and tanks move on open ground. Injured German soldiers are brought in, some on stretchers.

    Next part previously logged as UN 1104 D.

    Various shots of American trucks and armour driving over canal bridge in Holland / The Netherlands.

    Various shots of British army tank crews using radios. CU of road sign - 23 km from Eindhoven. More shots of vehicles over bridge. Shots of barges in canal.

    Date may be around 12/10/1944.

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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:
    01:19:35:00 / 01:28:05:00
    UN 1104 C

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    This footage is shot on two different days, by two different cameramen.

    The material up until 5:32 is shot by a "Sgt Grant" on 12th October 1944.

    The footage thereafter was filmed by a "Sgt J N Johnson" on 2nd October 1944. Whilst I can't pinpoint the location of that filming, a signpost at 7:18 tells us that it was only 1km from Veghel in the Netherlands.

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  2. r.peelen says

    Locations in Veghel are the Bridge over 'Zuid-Willemsvaart' (Willems-Canal) and the harbour in Veghel.

    Marc van den Berkmortel
    The Netherlands

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