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    British troops fighting near coast during allied invasion of occupied Europe.

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

    Allied forces invasion of occupied Europe - looks like Holland / Netherlands.

    Clapper board: "FRA 1 - 13 NOV" - suggests date is 13/11/1944? Various M/Ss British troops firing mortars from gun emplacements in sand dunes. M/Ss and C/Us British soldier looking through binoculars and shouting in loud hailer. L/S explosions in seaside town. Various M/Ss soldier standing on beach, looking out to sea over barbed wire and mines. Various shots soldiers on grassy embankments, some in dugouts with guns ready. M/S soldiers walking along muddy track, most carry spades.

    Various shots soldiers firing machine guns at farm house. Various shots soldiers camouflaged in grass, firing at enemy position on horizon. L/S flame thrower / tracer firing over river. Various night shots soldiers crossing river in small boat towards burning farmhouse, they return with German prisoners - unfortunately poor quality shots.

    L/S tank firing at building. Various shots British soldier in camouflage firing a machine gun. Various shots explosions and troops fighting around river - poor quality. L/S British soldiers walking along river, silhouetted on horizon. Various shots soldiers walking through marshes.

    Various shots civilians walking through flooded town. Various shots British infantry in berets walking through town that has been scene of heavy fighting.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:05:00 / 01:07:46:00
    UN 968 A

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  1. Unknown user says

    "Clapper board: "FRA 1 - 13 NOV" - suggests date is 13/11/1944?" - yes, one of the dates of filming is 13 November 1944. Some of the footage is dated as 14 November 1944.

    The footage has been shot by at least two different cameramen, a Sgt Watkins, and a second man named Gross.

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