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  • Short Summary

    Good footage of troops and the King in France.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    Troops in France.

    Various shots of Allied tanks (possibly Sherman) moving through the French countryside. M/Ss of woman frying egg over camp fire. M/S of the woman smiling. L/S of the soldier eating. More shots of tanks. L/Ss of numerous glider in large field. some are damaged. M/Ss of soldier using pneumatic drill. Shots of soldier making trench (?). Shots of soldiers lying o the ground with machine guns aimed.

    Various shots of soldiers in the countryside, walking down country lane. L/S of naked soldier in river having wash. Several shots of the ruins of numerous houses. M/S of the remains of a tank. L/Ss of the French countryside. L/Ss of Filed Marshall Bernard Montgomery standing up in military vehicle. L/S of military vehicle moving over bridge. Numerous shots of soldiers at work in river carrying sand bags and hammering post into water. M/Ss and of King George VI with Montgomery giving medals to soldiers. L/Ss of Montgomery and the King inspecting soldiers. L/S of the King and Montgomery walking together.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1951.12
    Media URN:
    61578
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:44:00 / 01:47:26:00
    Canister:
    UN 836 A

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    This footage is shot by at least two separate cameramen.

    The material beginning at 0:36 is shot by Sgt Vic Watkins on 15 June 1944.

    Then, beginning at 01:33, the cameraman is Sgt Ian Grant, with his footage also being shot on 15 June 1944.

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