• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    FRANCE:
    Camera gun shot tracers towards German planes - on drome - one catches fire.
    Camera gun shot tracers towards German fighter taking off.
    Camera gun shot Nazi plane crashes.
    Camera gun shot firing at enemy fighter in air.
    Camera gun shot fighter bursting into bits in air.
    Camera gun shot tracers towards planes on 'drome.
    Camera gun shot zooming shot towards and tracers towards plane.
    Camera shot zooming down and tracers towards planes.
    Camera shot tracers towards German plane which explodes.

    Parachutes from plane and men jumping with parachutes
    Men landing with parachutes and running along ground
    Men crawling along in undergrowth and soldiers lying flat on ground
    GVs Soldiers firing and loading missile
    Troops running along

    ENGLAND:
    General Eisenhower sitting in war operations room with other Military personnel including Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery
    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:
    VLVAD3XN4F5G2FOR4ZMDBMFRS0EQT
    Media URN:
    VLVAD3XN4F5G2FOR4ZMDBMFRS0EQT
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1944
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
  • Part of…

    DEFENCE: World War 2:  Invasion of Europe DEFENCE: World War 2:  Invasion of Europe DEFENCE: World War 2:  Invasion of Europe

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