• Short Summary

    British troops are up against it as refugees stream back from German air raids in France.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The War - Latest".

    SV Pan with German biplane fighters in flight.

    VS Good shots of people running for cover, from their homes and looking skywards during a German air raid on a small town in Northern France. With shots of buildings burning and brief shots of bombs falling and German bomber in flight. Good sequence depicting the Nazi blitzkrieg following the invasion of Belgium. MS Refugees passing ruined house on which a woman is resting in tears.

    GV Deserted and ruined town, with a few British troops resting outside a ruined building.

    VS Ext. and int. shots of the ruins of a maternity hospital bombed by the Germans, with CUs of bodies lying on the steps of the building and CUs of the ruins of the wards. VS of more ruined buildings. Large craters in roads.

    GV British troops manning a barricade of bricks and wire thrown across the road in a ruined town.

    VS of British troops moving towards the front in tanks and lorries.

    CU Soldier pressing detonator of dynamite charge. LS of large explosion at end of ruined street, the explosion was to wreck a bridge in an attempt to hinder the advancing Germans.

    MS Tired Belgian troops moving slowly along roads in retreat from the battle front.

    VS of British light tanks through damaged streets of French town en route to the front.

    Montage of large French artillery guns being fired.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1045.11
    Media URN:
    20801
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:01:00 / 01:16:04:00
    Canister:
    40/41

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