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  • Short Summary

    German prisoners captured in Brest, GIs engaged in street fighting - invasion of Europe.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material.

    Allied invasion of occupied Europe - surrender of Brest, Brittany, France.

    Various shots American troops guarding crowd of German prisoners in bombed out town square - obviously scenes of heavy fighting. We see an American General with captured German officers.

    Various shots GIs engaged in house to house street fighting, we see them patrolling city walls and climbing over rubble.

    More shots of German prisoners being rounded up in square. The ordinary soldiers look happy and relieved it's all over, the Germany officers look slightly nervous.

    Cameraman's clapper board gives date as 18/09/1944.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1984.05
    Media URN:
    62024
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:46:00 / 01:25:37:00
    Canister:
    UN 1115 C

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The footage here was shot by a cameraman named as "Downard".

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