• Short Summary

    Allied forces advance through France.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Squeezing nazis out of Normandy (Normandie).


    Various shots of American soldiers travelling along road into Cherbourg. M/S's of happy Frenchmen and women. Various shots as U.S. and British troops patrol Cherbourg. Various shots of Russians who were taken prisoner by the nazis, C/U of one with big beard, American soldiers crowd around him. Various shots of German prisoners being marched through Cherbourg, among them are officers. M/S two women prisoners. Various shots of Russians who were nazi prisoners, an American soldier tries to explain to them that they are safe and are not going to be executed, a girl cries and collapses, others look worried. Various shots of dead German soldiers in the street, the Americans stop to look then continue to walk through. M/S one body propped up in a doorway. Various shots as more German prisoners are led along through streets. American troops walk through, Frenchmen tear down signs of German occupation, they all applaud. M/S of American band playing Marseilles in the town square.

    Various shots on the beaches, the supply ships lay offshore and the landing craft bring all types of equipment ashore, tanks, half-tracks, etc. Various shots of British troops and tanks moving across French countryside. L/S of a field of dead cattle. Various shots of troops searching farm buildings and houses in their advance. Various shots of infantry moving through Cheux. L/S troops firing at sniper in barn. Various shots of infantry moving through the towns of Odon and Tourville past ruined church. M/S British wounded being loaded into ambulance. One is given blood plasma while on stretcher. Various shots of flail tanks in action flailing the ground for mines, it leaves in a cloud of dust.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:29:00 / 01:25:30:00

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