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  • Short Summary

    D-day landings and Allied forces advancing into occupied Normandy.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material.

    D-day landings - Allied forces invasion of occupied Europe. Normandy, France.

    Various shots vicar taking a service on deck of warship. Various shots invading fleet in Channel. M/S officers on deck. M/S radio operator's control room. M/S Royal Navy Admiral writing a desk, he strokes a cat.

    Various shots tanks advancing through French town; piles of rubble, civilians cheer. Captured German soldiers. Various shots army vehicle being unloaded from warship. M/S Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery (Monty) on Normandy beach. Various shots wounded German prisoners, some injuries look bad. Various shots dead German soldiers.

    More shots invasion fleet. Various shots infantry and tanks advancing across countryside and towns. More shots captured Germans.

    British and American troops seen. According to cameramen's clapper board these shots were filmed on 06/06/1944 and 07/06/1944.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1986.11
    Media URN:
    62061
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:30:00 / 01:41:57:00
    Canister:
    UN 1125 A

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    This footage was all shot on 6 June 1944, D-Day, by at least three separate cameramen.

    A makeshift slate at 02:09 shows the following footage to have been shot by a "Sgt Connolly".

    A slat at 05:17 shows the following footage to have been shot by Norman Clague, (who was sadly killed just 6 days later).

    A slate at 07:00 shows the following footage to have been shot by Richard Leatherbarrow, of British No.5 Army Film and Photographic Unit (AFPU).

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