• Short Summary

    Belgian refugees fleeing from bombed and burning town aided by Coldstream Guards.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear - probably Leefdaal, near Louvain, Belgium.

    Various shots of the Belgian refugees fleeing from bombed town helped by British troops. Several shots of the burned buildings - smoke still seen. Various shots of British soldiers (possibly Coldstream Guards) helping the wounded, refugees, clearing the rubble etc.

    Several shots of a group of nuns fleeing from town.

    Note: Paperwork states that this footage dates from 01/05/1940.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:37:00 / 01:27:46:00
    UN 206 A

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    A visitor to the website has written in with more information - this film was shot in the town of Leefdaal, aprox. 10 Km from Louvain. The soldiers in the film are probably part of the Coldstream Guards Regt.

    On May 14th, 1940, 2 men of the Regt. - Company Quartermaster Sergeant John Fenwick & Guardsman Charles Albert Vincent Seymour - died near Leefdaal due to bombardment near Korbeekstraat.

    The film was probably shot around May 14th 1940 or a couple of days later.

    Both soldiers are still buried in Leefdaal.

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