• Short Summary

    Troops advance further into France and two young French men are tried for treason.

  • Description

    Item title reads - The Western Front.

    Various shots of German nurses emerging from a tent, they are awaiting repatriation. Various interior shots of a court in Cherbourg where two young French men are found guilty of treason and given a life sentence. They hide their faces. Various shots as they emerge with their faces still covered. American troops advance towards La Haye Du Puits, they walk through the rubble of the town.

    British and Canadian troops advance across fields and along roads towards Caen. A captured German runs from his hide-out with hands held high. L/S showing destruction in Caen, various shots of the troops there. Various shots of Lyceum in Caen which has a big red cross to denote it is now a hospital, the camera pans to the Abbey St. Etienne. Various shots of civilians and soldiers amid the ruins. Various shots as French flag is hoisted at ceremony outside the Lyceum. Attending are Canadian officers and members of the French resistance, they shake hands.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:10:00 / 01:38:44:00

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