• Short Summary

    Allied troops crossing the river Rhine in Germany.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "WE CROSS THE RHINE".

    River Rhine, Germany.

    Smoke generators creating a thick smoke screen. Several shots of the chemical warfare troops at work. Men digging slit trench. Troops making roads in the smoke.

    Landing crafts coming into Antwerp Harbour, troops and vehicles on the crafts. Troops disembarking. Royal Marines climbing into trucks. Troops transporting landing crafts on vehicles to the Rhine.

    Rocket firing Typhoons flying, they peel off. Several shots of the rockets going down to farmhouse in Wesel. Mitchell bombers in flight. Aerial view, bombs falling. Bombs bursting on ground, air shots.

    Various shots of the artillery guns firing. American paratroopers fitting harnesses beside plane and climbing aboard plane.

    British gliders at the airfield - troops and vehicles being loaded in. Men are seen lifting lightweight motorbike aboard. Troops entering glider. Gliders taking off. Several shots of gliders passing over Channel.

    Planes passing over Rhine - parachutes falling from planes. Gliders released from towing planes. Dakota crashes in flames. Another accident with glider crash landing on its back. Men climbing out of glider.

    Troops on road - amphibious Buffalos on road and crossing Rhine. Various shots of the amphibious Buffalos entering and crossing the Rhine. Tanks crossing pontoon bridge. German prisoners brought back across Rhine by boats.

    Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill, General Bernard Montgomery & General Dwight Eisenhower, all in uniforms watching the crossing. Churchill in boat with U.S. troops. They disembark.

    Back shot of Churchill inspecting damaged bridge - he slips and nearly falls. Closer shot of Churchill and Montgomery talking. Churchill with binoculars. Churchill with an officer, both with binoculars - rocket trail in sky. Churchill with British troops, men smile.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1149.13
    Media URN:
    39864
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:41:00 / 01:33:09:00
    Canister:
    45/26

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