• Short Summary

    Cold weather presses in on the Western Front as the allies advance through La Roche.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Western Front freeze and squeeze.

    France and Belgium.

    Camera pans down snow covered tree to British soldier on guard stamping to keep warm. A man looks through binoculars and another gets water out of hole in the ice. The men wash and shave. Various shots as they drink tea to keep warm. A private writes a letter. M/S American troops advancing along road to snow covered La Roche. C/U Sign "La Roche en Ardenne". L/S American engineers detecting mines in La Roche.

    Various shots of British troops advancing along snow covered roads. Various shots of Madam Monrique, the Belgian woman who lied to the Germans giving the allies time to stop them. C/U sign "Geromont-Malmedy". Various shots as soldiers uncover the snow covered bodies of allied prisoners of war who were murdered by the S.S. C/U studies of German prisoners of war with their hands up. M/S of the bodies again. The prisoners are taken away.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1139.23
    Media URN:
    39630
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:54:00 / 01:40:38:00
    Canister:
    45/8

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