Documentary of events in Europe from just before D-day until the liberation of Paris.
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01:27:56 VS American Paratroops in plane. The paratroops leap out of the plane.
01:28:31 Opening Titles - "Time to Remember - a programme to take you back, however young you may be - recalled by a citizen of Paris". (Paperwork - Pierre Chaminade).
01:28:54 Speech given to crowd by Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery.
01:29:25 Title: "Liberation - 1944"
01:29:35 Erwin Rommel inspects the Atlantic Wall. German aeroplane lands. Benito Mussolini is greeted by Adolf Hitler. Il Duce was rescued from Allied hands. The Fuhrer and Il Duce walk into building. VS defences. CU Rommel. CU Atlantic Wall. Artillery.
01:31:01 German troops marching in Paris, France. Flashback to German troops marching by the Arc D' Triomphe. Tracking shots along Paris streets showing signs of the German occupation. VS Paris streets. Crowds at Longchamps race track. German troops visible in crowds. Horses race on track. Pierre Laval leaving building with two German officers. Civilians queuing at a food shop. Scuffle on Paris street. German troops arrive at Paris station. Germans in Russia retreating on train. CU Germans blow up rail tracks. Germans moving equipment onto ships. German anti-aircraft guns firing. Russian troops marching through devastated town. CU Russian woman cheering. Russian troops with flags. Woman presents liberators with flowers. People hug and greet the soldiers.
01:33:46 View from landing craft crossing sea. Amphibious tanks and vehicles with American troops on board. US troops fighting in the Pacific islands. Flame throwers. Injured troops out to sea on rafts. Japanese use mortars. British troops follow tank.
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