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  • Short Summary

    American tanks advancing in France, French civilians celebrate their liberation.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material.

    Allied invasion of occupied Europe - liberation of France.

    Various shots of American tanks advancing, passing road sign for Chartres. Various shots of civilians in streets cheering and looking happy. More shots of tanks advancing. C/U man with French flag. C/U group of American soldiers with pretty French girl who is pretending to drink from a wine bottle.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1883.07
    Media URN:
    61077
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:41:00 / 01:29:46:00
    Canister:
    UN 928 A

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The first 48 seconds are shot by an unnamed cameraman, about 7 kilometres from Chartres in Northern France.

    However things then become more interesting, for a slate at 0:49 identifies the cameraman to be "R Meyer" of the 166th Signal Photo Company. This is the future legendary sexploitation director Russ Meyer, creator of such films as Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and Supervixens. The location for Meyer's footage is Chartres itself.

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