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  • Short Summary

    Footage of Allies invasion of Europe including footage of Montgomery.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    Invasion scenes: Europe.

    Several shots of landing craft at sea and ships transporting military equipment. Shots of the craft on the beach head surrounded by barrage balloons. More shots of the ships. Very good C/U of Field Marshall Montgomery on board ship. L/Ss of soldiers in French village. M/S of German prisoners sitting down being guarded. M/S of wounded British soldier being carried on stretcher. Shots of soldier getting off train. Several shots of German prisoners of war, some good C/Us.

    More good shots of landing craft. Shots of soldiers coming ashore. Soldiers on beach.

    Cataloguer's note: Possibly invasion scenes connected to the D-day landings.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2115.16
    Media URN:
    63205
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:31:00 / 01:57:58:00
    Canister:
    UN 1124 B

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Possibly invasion scenes connected to the D-day landings." - yes, it seems that of this footage surround the build-up to D-Day and the aftermath.

    The footage does not run in chronological order, and is shot by at least 3 different cameramen....

    At 01:09 we see a slate for a cameraman called Legge - his footage was shot on 7 June 1944, the day after D-day.

    At 02:17 we see a slate for cameraman Norman Clague, who shot his footage on 5 June 1944. Clague was tragically killed just 7 days later.

    At 02:40 there's a slate for cameraman George Laws. His footage was shot on 2 June 1944.

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