• Short Summary

    German troops enter the Low Countries and Churchill takes over as Prime Minister.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Pathe Gazettes Special - The Mad Dog of Europe Runs Amuck - Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg Invaded".

    Map of Northern Europe overlaying shots of German troops marching.

    CUs. of London Evening Standard newspaper billboards announcing the latest act of German aggression. MSs. & CUs. of people buying the evening papers in London, with CUs of the headlines announcing the invasion of the Lowlands.

    Shots of troops in the Low Countries preparing for battle. MS. King Leopold. Defence emplacements being prepared and machine guns being set up.

    GV. Flooded fields with MS of dyke opened to allow the waters to pass and flood the lowlands as a natural barrier against the German advance.

    MS CU Queen Wilhelmina, Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard walking across courtyard in Belgium, Bernhard carries small baby in his arms. Shots of Dutch royal family.

    CU Road sign: Belgique, Douane-Tol. MSs. of border barriers between Holland and Belgium being raised and of British troops racing into Belgium in light tanks watched by small crowds lining the roads.

    CUs. of Tory cabinet ministers entering 10 Downing St. they include Lord Halifax, R A (Rab) Butler and Sir Kingsley Wood. MS & CU Neville Chamberlain leaving Downing St., he acknowledges the crowds and then enters car which takes him to the palace to resign. CU of Chamberlain's successor Winston Churchill standing outside No. 10 Downing St.

    GVs. of anti-aircraft guns in the emplacements in England. Shots of trains carrying troops. French troops moving guns in France.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1043.56
    Media URN:
    20790
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1940
    Sound:
    sound
    hd format:
    HD Cam
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:01:00 / 02:00:20:00
    Canister:
    40/39

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