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  • Short Summary

    American troops advancing through countryside.

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    Location Unknown / Unclear - Germany?

    Several shots of American soldiers and tanks at standstill. Several shots of the landscape, hills, fields and trees, smoke rising. Soldiers firing very large field gun. More landscape shots with troops and tanks at standstill. Tanks moving across field and along road.

    Plane flies overhead. American soldiers checking woman's papers. Large field gun being loaded and fired by American crew, they all put hands over ears as the gun fires. Several shots of the field, it is muddy and covered in shallow snow.

    Military vehicles driving through town. Tanks at standstill on field. Tanks driving off the field to road, extremely muddy. American soldiers eating, chatting, relaxing. Road side reading 'Metz 43 km, Saarbrucken 59 km'.

    American troops and vehicles in a town. Close up shot of muddy helmet with red cross on lying on ground, soldier's boot steps on it. American soldier walking between two women, he is holding younger woman's hand.

    American soldiers with two live chickens and feathering third. Two soldiers are holding a chicken, one has a knife over its neck, getting ready to kill it. Another soldier next to them holding a hare by the ears.

    More shots of soldiers and vehicles around. Tanks driving through town, tanks, jeeps, bren carriers around. More tanks and jeeps driving through streets. German road sign reading 'Morchingen 16 km, Metz 29 km'.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:31:00 / 01:19:57:00
    UN 965 F

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  1. Unknown user says

    The footage from 05:28 shows U.S.Army tanks rolling through Vatimont, France, on 13 November 1944.

    That material was shot by cameraman "G Meyer", of the 166th Signal Photo Compny.

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