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    DUNKIRK... a name inscribed in the annals of military history as the site of one?

  • Description

    1.
    CU PAN.. barbed wire - all that is left of the invasion
    0.07

    2.
    GV Deserted beach-head
    0.11

    3.
    PAN SHOT.. DITTO
    0.21

    4.
    SV Visitors to Dunkirk
    0.25

    5.
    GV Buildings on seafront
    0.28

    6.
    LV DITTO
    0.30

    7.
    TRAVEL SHOT.. along seafront
    0.39

    8.
    PANORAMIC VIEW..PAN the town of Dunkirk
    0.50

    9.
    GV Main street
    0.54

    10.
    GV New buildings under construction
    0.58

    11.
    ANGLE SHOT.. flags out to commemorate invasion
    1.01

    12.
    GV Wrecked building near docks
    1.04

    13.
    SV PAN.. from debris to new offices under construction
    1.08

    14.
    CU PAN.. along offices
    1.17

    15.
    GV New building
    1.20

    16.
    SV Visitors walk through street
    1.26

    17.
    GV People leaving church
    1.30

    18.
    SV DITTO
    1.34

    19.
    CU Sign 'Dunkirk Memorial'
    1.38

    20.
    GV Dunkirk Memorial
    1.41

    21.
    GV War graves
    1.44

    22.
    TRAVEL SHOT. DITTO
    1.58

    23.
    CU Headstone- a soldier of the 1939-1945 war
    2.00

    24.
    CU another
    2.03

    25.
    SV and CU.. Canadian grave with maple leaf
    2.08

    26.
    CU Canadian merchant emblem
    2.09

    27.
    SCU Grave with fresh flowers
    2.12

    28.
    GV PAN.. over graves
    2.20

    29.
    CU Cross on monument
    2.23

    30.
    GV Monument and graves
    2.28



    Initials TDH/V/AW/ES


    FOR FILM OF THE 1940 EVACUATION PLEASE REFER PROD. NO. 3437/60

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: DUNKIRK... a name inscribed in the annals of military history as the site of one of the greatest rescue operations of all time. From its beaches - now filled with carefree holiday-makers - 330,000 battle-weary Allied troops were evacuated May 30-June 1, 1940, by an armada of assorted craft ranging from small fishing boats and sailing yachts, to pleasure paddle steamers and Royal Naval destroyers. This magnificent World War two achievement was accomplished despite uninterrupted aerial bombardment by German 'Stuka' dive bombers.

    Today, twenty years after, the small French sea-port is being rebuilt. Completely devastated by the ferocious German attacks, Dunkirk is fast resuming its rightful place in French commerce. New buildings continue to rise from the rubble, and blocks of modern flats accommodate the influx of new citizens.

    For many Dunkirk is a shrine. Relatives and friends of men killed fighting the heroic rearguard action, or blasted by bombs as they huddled defenceless on the sandy beaches, make an annual pilgrimage to the memorial and cemetery, both well-kept by grateful townspeople.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA85KZXJEAM1GK1B3QHL9UWZT44
    Media URN:
    VLVA85KZXJEAM1GK1B3QHL9UWZT44
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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