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  • Short Summary

    Airfield in jungle; Allied troops in French town & bombing shots.

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    Location Unknown / Unclear.
    Various shots of an aircraft in flight. Aircraft lands on airfield, some army vehicles and other planes seen around. Several shots of the people relaxing, chatting, bombing up plane etc. Some palm trees in background. More shots of the activities at airfield - mechanics looking at engines, pilot getting into cockpit, airmen looking at maps etc. Various shots of the countryside from plane - road, wooded area, fields.

    Several shots of planes flying in formation. Various shots of planes in flight. Several shots, some air to air, of plane flying over mountainous area with many clouds below. More shots of the countryside and planes in flight. Various shots of plane flying over heavily wooded area, looks like a jungle. More shots of the airfield with mountains in background. Planes landing.

    Various shots of the streets of heavily bombed town, civilians with belongings gathered on street. Various shots of the people with blankets and their belongings, some smile into camera. Various shots of the allied troops and tanks moving through streets of unknown town, people cheering as they walk, not many people around. American soldier carrying Hitler's photograph stabbed on bayonet. More shots of people on streets talking with soldiers. Signs on shops are in French. More shots of the army vehicles, soldiers and civilians on streets. Soldiers drinking wine. More shots of huge crowd of civilians, refugees. Various shots of the people working clearing rubble. Civilians arresting women collaborators, crowd watching.

    Various shots of planes in flight. Various shots of the planes dropping bombs, some very good shots of the bombs exploding on fields below. Several shots of mass of bombs descending and exploding. Various shots of bombs exploding at, what looks like industrial area on a coast. More shots of bombs being dropped and exploding. Good footage of bombing.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:46:00 / 02:04:40:00
    UN 1006 B

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    This footage is the work of at least four different cameramen, and also appears to be covering two completely different stories.

    The material from 0:00 to 04:34 I can't give any further info on.

    The footage from 04:35 is shot by Aron Lubitsh, of the 166th Signal Photo Company, on 9 August 1944. From 05:40, his footage is shot in Le Mans, France.

    At 06:21 the cameraman changes to "P. Fox", again of the 166th Signal Photo Company. The location of his footage isn't clear.

    At 06:55 the cameraman changes again. This time it's John Blakenhorn, once more of the 166th Signal Photo Company. His footage is shot at Le Mans, on 10 August 1944.

    From 08:09 to 09:54 the cameraman becomes "M. Marder" of the 166th Signal Photo Company. His work takes place in Le Mans on 9 August 1944.

    From 09:55 to the end we seem to switch to another story. Who shot this footage is unclear.

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