• Short Summary

    Allied troops advance into Brittany, Monty seen in tactics conference with Canadian officers.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Roads to Victory".

    France.

    Various shots of British tanks and infantry advancing along roads towards and into Aunay-sur-Odon. One of the soldiers on a tank winks and gives thumbs up, troops generally seem in high spirits. Various shots of troops taking cover when sniper fire rings out. Various M/Ss of camouflaged tanks moving through village.

    Various L/Ss of fairly heavy artillery in action. L/S of explosions on French town. L/S of flail tanks in action, crossing a mine field. L/S of mines exploding. Soldiers shelter from explosions beneath parked tank.

    Various shots of burning, wrecked German tanks in Brittany. Various M/Ss American infantry moving through town, as they pass they shake hands with French civilians.

    Various M/Ss of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery (aka Monty) in conference with Allied Forces officers, including Canadian General Crerar, Commander-in-Chief of 1st Canadian Army. They discussing tactics for the Canadian advance towards Falaise.

    Various shots of lines of German prisoners being led in with their hands on their heads.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1364.23
    Media URN:
    44759
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:44:00 / 01:50:53:00
    Canister:
    44/65

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