• Short Summary

    Evacuation of Norwegian town of Narvik in May& June 1940.

  • Description

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

    Narwik, Norway.

    Title reads "Narvik". Follows an intertitle reading: "Autentisk Filmberetning Om Gjenerobringen Av Malmbyen 28 mai - 8 juni 1940." Next intertitle reads: "Opptatt av fotografer ved Det franske ekspedisjons-korps". Succession of shots of the troops getting ready for Nordic conditions. Clothes, skis, dogs, furs - all these are loaded onto a ship. Food, cars, lorries and other equipment are loaded as well. Several dogs are lead along gangplank aboard troopship. Troops get onboard the ship. According to the paperwork this should be the evacuation of Narvik just before its fall. Men wave as ship leaves the harbour. Several shots of activities onboard ship. People sing as a man plays accordion. Officer looking through binoculars. Troopships at sea and planes flying over. More footage of the activities onboard ship. Various shots of the ship at its dangerous journey. Antiaircraft guns ready. Planes flying over. Several shots of the battle at sea - planes drop bombes at sea, men onboard ship shoot planes. As the ship approach the coast they realise it is almost impossible to go on shore - there is a serious battle going on there. Paperwork states this is Harstad. Some night shots of the people onboard ship looking at the burning shore. Several shots of a battle on ground. Troops are seen moving through countryside. Burning country houses, refugees, soldiers fighting. More footage of the burning buildings. Several shots of the German prisoners being marched along the road - some snow on the road. Several shots of the troops advancing through the woods during a battle. Several shots of the men resting, eating smoking etc. Succession of shots of troops approaching Several shots of the deserted Narvik station. Several shots of the dead soldiers ready to be buried. A shot of the men spreading a Nazi flag - probably won it in the battle.

    Note: This material contains footage of the evacuation of Narvik. However, it is unclear which troops are evacuated, there are probably some British troops among them. There is a Norwegian voiceover so it may make more sense to those who understand it.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:11:00 / 01:50:09:00
    UN 217 E

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