• Short Summary

    News from Western Europe.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "WEST FRONT WAR REPORT".

    Western Europe, various.

    Several top shots of a large number of German POW's. Several shots of German prisoners of war jumping from a lorry. Various close up shots of German POWs.

    General Dwight Eisenhower inspecting an atrocity camp. This is obviously one of the concentration camps. Dead bodies (skeletons) lying everywhere.

    Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery and General Bradley looking at map somewhere near Osnabruck, Germany. Monty, General Bradley, General Dempsey and General William Simpson reading a map.

    Title reads "ARNHEM".
    Various shots of Allied troops and equipment crossing the River Eesel in Holland. General view of the damaged Arnhem bridge. Long shots of the troops crossing the river. Trucks dashing through a smoke screen. A smoke screen unit operating. Close up shot of a milestone "Arnhem 3 km". Several shots of General Crerar, Commander-in-Chief First Canadian Army, and Colonel Weir, his personal assistant, reading a map.

    Buffalo tanks advancing along a road. Close up shot of the tracks of a Buffalo tank on the move. Tanks advancing along the road. Close up shot of unknown British soldier's grave erected by Germans. Stretcher bearers walking along road. Troops advancing through battered city of Arnhem. Several shots of the rubble, some buildings still on fire. Various shots of the tanks and bren carriers driving through Arnhem. German policeman hands his portable radio set to A.M.G. officer.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1151.16
    Media URN:
    39912
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:10:00 / 01:40:37:00
    Canister:
    45/33

Comments (1)

  1. AlanJM says

    The Eisenhower visit (with Generals George S. Patton and Omar Bradley) was to Ohrdruf concentration camp near Ohrdruf, south of Gotha, in Thuringia, Germany, liberated on April 4, 1945, by the 4th Armoured Division and the 89th Infantry Division. It was the first Nazi concentration camp liberated by the U.S. Army and was part of the Buchenwald concentration camp network. By late 1944, around 10,000 prisoners were housed here, through March 1945 the total number sent here was around 20,000, mainly Russians, Poles & Hungarian Jews, of whom an estimated 7,000 died.

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