• Short Summary

    Allied troops advance into Geilenkerchen and Eschweiler. Germany.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Road to the Ruhr.

    Various shots of the remains of a German church after bombardment near Geilenkerchen in Germany. C/U blade of a bulldozer shovelling rubble. Various shots of a squadron of tanks firing in line. Troops advance through town. Various shots of Americans unearthing German box mines. Various shots of American troops and tanks advancing through Geilenkerchen. C/U Germans coming out of a house with their hands up. Various shots of the damaged town. M/S's of sniper fire in the hills.

    M/S U.S. troops entering the damaged tram station in Eschweiler, various shots of it. Various shots as dangerous buildings are blown up. C/U's of Allied Military Government orders declaring the official language as English in Eschweiler. C/U sign of the 222 DET Military Govt. (AEF). M/S Major Reitz, nephew of the late South African High Commissioner, he is now first Military Governor of Germany. C/U sign at Belfort. Various shots of French troops marching and riding through Belfort, people wave. L/S long line of German prisoners of war captured in Belfort.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:07:00 / 02:00:26:00

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