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  • Short Summary

    Material showing British troops in Goch, and the wreckage of the city. Germany.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Goch, Pfalzdorf and Louisendorf, Germany, 1945.

    German prisoners walk along past British soldiers in trench, they are holding Vickers machine guns. C/U sign 'Goch Kreis Kleve'. M/S's antitank ditch, brief shot of dead soldier in it. Various shots of guns firing. British troops walk along through rubble and wrecked houses. Camera pans across burnt out train with wreckage of bombed houses behind. C/U railway tracks, pan up to burnt out train. Various shots of the rubble and wreckage of the destroyed city. M/S damaged Hitler Youth building. Various street scenes. M/S German prisoners walking with hands on their heads. Various shots as planes fly over. Various shots of Bofor guns firing at the planes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1954.01
    Media URN:
    61623
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:03:00 / 01:04:09:00
    Canister:
    UN 989 A

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Currently dated as 1940, this footage actually originates from 1945.

    The location of the footage is currently given as Dusseldorf, however a sign early on in the clip identifies the location as Goch, in Germany.

    "M/S damaged Hitler Youth building" - this building is the Steintor, in Goch.

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