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  • Short Summary

    American troops advance through Normandy.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material.

    Allied invasion of occupied Europe - Normandy, France.

    Various shots American troops landing on beaches (after D-day). Various shots American soldiers using bulldozer with caterpillar wheels to shift earth. Various shots GIs using metal detector to search for mines. Various shots soldiers surveying land. Various shots GIs bulldozing land - constructing airstrip? We see army vehicle towing broken down bomber plane.

    C/U road sign to Cherbourg and Montebourg. Various shots abandoned enemy tanks. M/S two GIs riding through town on horseback. Various shots GIs in town, most buildings reduced to rubble. We see some GIs leaning against wall drinking wine from bottle. Various signs to Sainte Mere Eglise. More towns in rubble where heavy fighting has taken place. Various shots caterpillar wheeled tanks driving ashore. Various shots group of GIs looking at captured rifles and revolvers. Shots airfield containing damaged bombers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1986.12
    Media URN:
    62062
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:12:00 / 01:48:01:00
    Canister:
    UN 1125 B

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