• Short Summary

    The Red Devils land in Arnhem to commence fighting. Holland.

  • Description

    Item title reads - The "Red Devils" of Arnhem.

    Holland.

    Various shots of gliders coming in to land on Dutch soil. Some make it but others crash in flames. Various shots of British and American infantry advancing along road towards Nijmegen. M/S of a group of clergymen waving. M/S Guards of Armoured Division moving along road.

    L/S of the Nijmegen bridge, tanks start to move across it. Soldiers remove explosives left by the Germans and the tanks continue. Good ground to air, and air to air shots of the mass parachute drop by the Red Devils at Arnhem. Various shots as they unpack the supply 'chutes. M/S jeep being driven out of a glider. C/U radio operators at work in the trenches. M/S mortar gun in action. Various shots of captured German soldiers and also stretcher cases being brought in. Various shots of ranks of German prisoners. Various shots of paratroops on the road, they march past a dead German half hanging out of a car. The allies have been given the order to retreat, only one third made it back.

    End titles.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1125.19
    Media URN:
    39188
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:30:00 / 01:46:08:00
    Canister:
    44/79

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