• Short Summary

    A Wreath was laid during a commemorate ceremony at Oradour-sur-Glane, Department Haute Vienna, southern France, June 10, in honour of the men, women and children massacred there by German SS troops in 1944.

  • Description

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    GV Street in Oradour-sur-Glane
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    2.
    CU Sign "Remember"
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    3.
    STV Procession into town
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    4.
    GV DITTO
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    ANGLE SHOT.. Part of wrecked house
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    LV PAN.. Wrecked houses
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    STV Procession pass wrecked houses
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    ST Burnt-out car on pavement
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    ANGLE V... Procession past wrecked buildings
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    SV Wrecked car in road
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    SV PAN.. Burnt-out bakery
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    SV Oven in kitchen
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    ANGLE V.. Wrecked bed frame in house
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    SV Cooking utensils in partly wrecked house
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    ANGLE V.. Cross
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    LV Burnt-out church in which women and children were killed
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    SV Procession enters churchyard
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    18.
    CU Date on memorial "10th June 1944"
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    19.
    SV Part of memorial
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    20.
    STV Wreath laid on memorial
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    21.
    SV Wreath laid on memorial
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    22.
    SV PAN.. Flags dipped, PAN down to wreath
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    23.
    SCU Officers and officials salute
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A Wreath was laid during a commemorate ceremony at Oradour-sur-Glane, Department Haute Vienna, southern France, June 10, in honour of the men, women and children massacred there by German SS troops in 1944.

    Once a flourishing small town with some 1,200 inhabitants, Oradour is now no more than a conglomeration of charred ruins and wreckage, left to tell the horrible story of one of the worst atrocities committed in World War II.

    On the fateful 10th June, sixteen years ago, 50 hostages were taken in Oradour by the German occupation troops, after resistance fighters in the pro-Allied town had clashed with German guards and killed several of them. When, in defiance of a 24-hour ultimatum to surrender those responsible, French patriots attacked again, SS troops moved into the town, shot most of the male population, burned women and children alive in church, and set fire to houses and barns. Only about 100 inhabitants made good their escape.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9GSM61Y34QN1LAY5ABLZOJR0P
    Media URN:
    VLVA9GSM61Y34QN1LAY5ABLZOJR0P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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