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  • Short Summary

    British troops enter deserted German sea coast town & flooded countryside.

  • Description

    Germany.

    Close up shot of a road sign reading Willemstad. Various shots of heavily bombed and deserted town. Dead horses are seen lying on the street. Various shots of British soldiers walking through deserted town. Dead bodies and scattered equipment lying around. British soldier looking through binoculars from sea shore at the sea. More shots of the British troops walking through deserted town. Weapons and equipment lying around.

    Location Unknown / Unclear - Germany?

    Various shots of the flooded countryside, houses, fields, road trees under water. Several night shots of flooded fields. Various shots of the heavily bombed town. More shots of the floods. Army jeep driving across flooded bridge, some water is surging over bridge, some under. More travelling shots, from car, of flooded countryside - some evening shots. Army lorries, cars and jeeps driving along flooded road (or bridge). Men on bicycles follow.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1999.07
    Media URN:
    62254
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:01:00 / 01:25:28:00
    Canister:
    UN 966 A

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The location is currently given in the shots list as Germany, however the footage is actually shot in Willemstad, in the Province of North Brabant, in The Netherlands.

    The material rom 03:01 onwards is shot by a cameraman named as "Collins", on 6 and 7 November 1944.

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