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    Refugees on the move and allied troops digging in.

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    Unissued / unused material - dates and location unclear or unknown.

    LS of explosions in wooded area.

    CU marker board showing date 2/9/1944.

    VS of refugees walking along street carrying belongings. CU of injured girls who has received bandaging. She does V sign for victory.

    Shots of German Prisoners of War (POWs) and possibly collaborators marching under guard of armed Civilian.

    VS of allied troops digging in field gun positions.

    Shots of bren gun carriers speeding along road.

    Shots of field artillery being fired. CU face of corpse.

    VS of people walking around badly damaged town. Many buildings are wrecked. LS of large bridge over river. Pan along river to show buildings on other side.

    VS of civilians pulling packing case out of rubble of house.

    Shot across bridge (possibly Nijmegen Bridge) showing corpse laying to one side. A couple of vehicles speed across. More shots of vehicles crossing bridge.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:15:00 / 01:55:36:00
    UN 1111 C

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  1. Unknown user says

    The footage here is the work of two separate cameramen.

    The first is a man named as "Woods", with his film being captured on 21 September 1944.

    From 0:56 onwards, the material is filmed by Pat Rapp of the 165th Signal Photo Company. His work was filmed on 20 and 21 September 1944.

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  2. Unknown user says

    the woods parts could be the Reichswald forest seen from the Horst (dutch border village)
    bombarding of the Reichswald.
    The rest is Nijmegen Area, The big gun could be the aa gun which is used at Keizer karelplein or the leopolds plein (trajanusplein nowadays) to defend the waalbridge by the Hitler Jugend (appearing to the memories of my parents). Several years ago this gun is digged oud and placed in a war museum.
    The dead German left of the Waal-bridge is one engineer of the frundsberg ss division.
    Seen in most pictures of the Waalbridge fightings. 8 british army is passing by was told me bij a MGVA veteran.

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