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    Documentary of events in Europe from just before D-day until the liberation of Paris.

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    Reel 4.

    01:49:57 The Free French flag flies in the foreground of a shot of St Paul's Cathedral. V1 flying bomb (doodlebug) in flight. Large crowd of people gathered in street in London.

    01:50:15 People waiting to return to Paris. General Charles De Gaulle with other officers. American and French troops advance into Paris. Tank smash down the doors of a building. Machine gun fired from tank. People walking along streets. VS Les Invalides. German POWs along streets. More fighting. People begin to take down the barricades. People cheer as tanks roll down the streets. Tanks at foot of Eiffel Tower. Pan down Tower - German POWs on truck. People take down the barricades. People cheer as tanks pass.

    01:51:50 Massive cheering. General De Gaulle walking at head of large crowd. CU Charles De Gaulle. Crowds cheer and wave. De Gaulle waves back. The crowd duck as they are fired upon by sniper. People run away, others hide behind tanks and trucks. Guns shots hit the exterior of a building. C/U group of women lying on the floor. Injured people carried away. Soldiers return fire. Suspect forced through crowd by police.

    01:53:25 Street scene - possibly in Belgium - Sign hangs above street "Bienvenue Aux Liberateurs". Allied armour travels along road. Some wave flags. They pass burning vehicles.

    01:53:46 Massive crowds around the Arc D' Triomphe in Paris, France. Tanks move through crowded streets. Men march with Free French Flag. Tricolour hanging from Arc D' Triomphe.

    01:54:17 End of Programme Titles

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    01:49:57:00 / 01:55:02:00
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