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  • Short Summary

    Material showing liberation of Paris, France.

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    Unissued / Unused material.

    Paris, France.

    Allied soldiers carry photographs of Hitler stuck onto their bayonets as they walk through the street. M/S's Resistance behind barricades with guns. Various shots as they build barricades. Various shots of tanks firing. Soldiers crawl up hill and fire over top. C/U signpost 'Versailles 30 Paris 50'. M/S's American Marines around their jeeps. M/S barricades and tanks. Various shots as Parisians welcome the liberators and wave. They demolish the barricades. C/U Eiffel Tower with tanks driving through. Various shots of captured German soldiers, locals hit them as they pass. Various shots as prisoners climb onto tanks near the Eiffel Tower. C/U American flag, people cheer. Various shots as allied tanks pass through Paris. M/S as people drag sandbags along. Various shots captured German soldiers and captured tanks. Various shots allied soldiers and tanks advancing. M/S soldiers firing mortars near damaged houses. Various shots tanks rolling through streets. M/S dead horse in street, soldiers march past. M/S's dead body in street. M/S's destroyed houses.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:00:00 / 01:34:43:00
    UN 1148 A

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  1. Unknown user says

    Although the location for this clip is currently given solely as Paris, around half of this footage is actually shot in the Netherlands.

    The location switches from Paris to the Netherlands at the 6:55 time point. A road sign at 7:19 shows the location to be on the Dutch/German border, whilst another road sign at 12:08 gives the location as being just 2km from the Dutch town of 's-Hertogenbosch.

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