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  • Short Summary

    British troops land on Walcheren island.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Walcheren, (island formerly belonging to the Netherlands).

    Various shots British landing craft on way to Walcheren island. L/S explosions and ship on fire in distance. M/S British troops on ship. L/S burning town. M/S digger going ashore from landing craft. Soldiers wade through water up to their waists to get ashore.

    M/S soldiers walking past burning buildings. M/S as prisoners walk along with their hands up. L/S burning town. Various shots buildings on fire. L/S burning ship, landing craft pass by in front. L/S smoke rising. Various shots as British tanks drives through town. Camera pans up church tower. Various shots other monuments and statues. Various shots as tram runs up main street and people go about their business. Various shots British soldiers driving or walking along (not clear whether this is still on Walcheren).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1969.09
    Media URN:
    61916
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:48:00 / 01:48:41:00
    Canister:
    UN 964 A

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Currently dated 1940, this footage must actually originate from 1944 or 1945.

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