• Short Summary

    Allied troops advancing through Western Europe.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "WESTERN FRONT BREVITIES".

    France. Air shot of the French village of Bastogne - snow covered roofs, many houses destroyed by bombs and heavy shelling. Several shots of British troops firing captured 88 mm artillery gun.

    Holland. Shrapnel bursts in Holland. Buffalo tank crossing a stream. Various shots of tanks using flame throwers - quite spectacular.

    United States of America (USA). U.S. rocket firing planes. Long shot of rockets bursting on targets. Pan along Sherman tank hit by rockets. More shots of the rockets being fired from flying planes.

    France. Several shots of heavy British transport moving along snow covered roads in Dinant, France. British troops marching along slush covered road.

    Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery leaving house with aides. Close up shot of Montgomery chatting with British and U.S. officers.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1145.05
    Media URN:
    39753
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:43:00 / 01:09:38:00
    Canister:
    45/5

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Close up shot of Montgomery chatting with British and U.S. officers." - in particular, he's seen chatting with Major General Matthew Ridgway, who was then heading the XVIII Airborne Corps of the U.S. Army.

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