• Short Summary

    The Second Front opens at last. First rush pictures of greatest event in military history?

  • Description

    LV people in street buying newspapers.
    STV taking papers from pile.
    SV people scrambling for papers.
    SV man with paper.
    CU reading headlines of papers. - INVASION OF EUROPE BEGINS"
    CU man reading paper, pan down and looking up "WE INVADE".

    Actual bombing of German defence targets - embarkation of Airborne troops - Subsequent flight over channel.

    Big GV pan paratroop carrier planes lined up on 'drome.
    LV pan paratroops marching to plane.
    Sv Paratroops in line walking to plane.
    SV paratroops in line walking to plane.
    Shot from inside plane of troops getting in.
    GV planes lined up - Officers and men in f.g.
    SV General Brereton giving rabbit's foot to paratroop.
    GV plane taking off.
    Angle shot General Brereton waving good-bye.
    LV towards plane over camera.

    GV planes flying over clouds.
    SAV looking down 6 planes in formation.
    Big GAV pan invasion fleet crossing Channel.
    SAV two paratroop planes.
    SAV flying near Island of Jersey.
    SAV planes diving.
    SAV stick of bombs dropping pan down to bursts of enemy coastline.
    CU bombs bursting.
    AV bombs bursting on coast.
    GV invasion fleet crossing Channel.
    LV invasion fleet crossing Channel.
    Shot about 13 fighter planes in air.
    GV destroyer laying smoke screen.
    Two quick shots gun firing.
    LV invasion fleet off coast.
    Background: The Second Front opens at last. First rush pictures of greatest event in military history include actual bombing of German defence targets, embarkation of Airborne Arm on troop carriers and subsequent flight over the Channel.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAS8IN0MR2HDU2Y4HSBWVLZZ04
    Media URN:
    VLVAAS8IN0MR2HDU2Y4HSBWVLZZ04
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1944
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
  • Part of…

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