• Short Summary

    Royal Engineers build bridges and clear rubble, soldiers on front line receive food and rations.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Snapshots from Normandy".

    Allied invasion of Northern France.

    Various shots across the River Orne of two Bailey Bridges erected by the Royal Engineers. The bridges are named Winston and Churchill. We see Sherman tanks going across the bridges.

    Various shots of village of Tilly. The village has been the scene of heavy fighting, all the buildings are in ruins. The Airfield Construction Group of the R.E.s have the job of demolishing the ruins. Various shots of bulldozers clearing piles of rubble. The last of the villagers drive away in horse drawn carts.

    Various shots of British troops having their food while on the front line, some sit in slit trenches eating out of mess tins. Others sit and just have a cigarette or enjoy their sweets ration. One of the machine gunners, Private Connel makes friends with stray cat.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1364.13
    Media URN:
    44749
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:41:00 / 01:26:14:00
    Canister:
    44/62

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