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    Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery tours Austria.

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    Loibal Pass, Austria.

    Close up shot of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery talking to several men in front of building. Snowy countryside around.

    Monty and escort walking through heavy snow approaching Alpine houses, trees and lovely landscape around. Several landscape shots of the Alps.

    Monty and several other officers entering train, leaving train, looking through binoculars, inspecting terrain.

    Monty and escort watching the mountaineers in action as they climb up a rock.

    Several shots of Monty inspecting British troops in Austrian town. He stops and talks to some of the men before entering a building. Scottish Pipers marching towards camera.

    Several shots of the wounded men transported on horse drawn sled. Men release an Alsatian dog from sled and he starts jumping and playing with them - pretty.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:49:00 / 01:55:59:00
    UN 1602 B

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  1. Unknown user says

    Greetings from Austria. First of all let me say, that 1944 is wrong. This part of Austria was taken over by british troops in May 1945 - so this visit must have been in Winter 1945/46.
    Monty is first seen at the old border station of the "Loiblpass" and then along the old mountain road down to the town of Ferlach. He visits the little church of Unterloibl and is then seen on a railway-station nearby (try to find out which one). His inspection of troops took place in front of the building for the central command of the british troops in southern Austria, located at Klagenfurt. The building belonged to the catholic church and was occupied by british troops until 1955. We see Monty crossing the "Lend-Canal" on a old wooden bridge. After the inspections it looks like that the was invited to look at men and equipment of the mountain-rescue, we still have here.

    Thanks for that great piece of film!

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