• Short Summary

    Good footage of troops landing in Southern France.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    Liberation of France. 'First Pictures of the invasion of Southern France'.

    High Angle shot shots of a large amount of a variety of military equipment in Naples. L/Ss of American landing vehicles. Various shots of soldiers.

    Shots of hundreds of landing craft at sea. M/S of General Alexander Patch and Admiral Hewitt talking. Several shots of the paratroopers on board Dakotas. Air to air shots of paratroopers jumping out of planes over southern France.

    Shots of warships firing at the coast. Several good shots of the landing craft. Soldiers running onto beach. Various shots of troops fighting, mortars being fired, explosions etc. M/Ss of dead German soldiers. Several more shots of troops coming ashore along with Sherman tanks. Tank moving down road. Various shots of civilians cheering as American troops advance.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2076.08
    Media URN:
    75560
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:59:00 / 01:40:03:00
    Canister:
    UN 1419 A

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Currently dated 1940-49, this footage actually originates from 1944.

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