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  • Short Summary

    British soldiers advancing through Holland.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    Allied forces invasion of occupied Holland / Netherlands.

    Various shots British soldiers firing shells into town where most buildings have been reduced to ruins. Various shots tanks and armoured cars driving about town, infantry patrol streets. Soldiers pass a dead horse in street. Various shots of soldiers advancing on road. Various shots soldiers camouflaging field gun. Various shots dead body in street. Tracking shot of ruined street.

    M/S British officers looking at map, one looks out from tank. Various shots captured Germans, they smile at cameras as they are marched down road. vehicles and infantry coming and going, soldiers on camouflaged tank getting mail. M/S tank carrying captured Germans. Various shots British soldiers climbing on tanks, they hitch lifts down road. Various shots Dutch civilians making repairs to road while soldiers watch. Various shots field gun in bushes. Various shots armoured cars going down road. M/S British soldiers looking over valley from tank on hilltop. Various shots group soldiers showing Adolf Hitler bust to camera - they have put hat and swastika badge on it. More shots tanks advancing on road.

    Various shots Dutch refugees pushing bikes and pulling carts. Various shots soldiers eating and relaxing at roadside. Various shots soldiers digging trenches and dugouts. Various shots lying on stomachs with guns ready. M/S soldiers crouched in ditch. L/S explosions on horizon. Various shots army vehicles and infantry advancing through wrecked town. M/S NAAFI canteen with sign - "The Pop Inn". Soldiers sit outside canteen on chairs on pavement. M/S NAAFI soldier serving biscuits and cigarettes. M/S wrecked town. C/U sign: "This town is Booby trapped". Various shots German prisoners of war lying on grass sleeping, behind barbed wire fence.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2127.18
    Media URN:
    63401
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:13:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:09:00 / 02:00:03:00
    Canister:
    UN 1084 B

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "dates and locations unclear or unknown." - a road-sign identifies the location to be in and around the town of Hertogenbosch.

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