• Short Summary

    Allies advance through Normandy, ATS girls arrive for duty at Normandy beaches.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Allies surge across Normandy".

    South East Command.

    Various shots of Queen Elizabeth inspect officers and women of the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service). She walks amongst them and chats with them as they work.

    Normandy, France.

    Various shots of ATS girls arriving on the Normandy beaches to take up clerical duties on the Western front. They disembark from landing craft. Various shots of ATS girls carrying belongings and camping equipment into their tents. Various shots of ATS girls lining up for food, we then see them getting down to work outside tents.

    C/U of soldier propping up broken sing for Periers. Various shots of American tanks on the move through small French towns, including Periers. Aerial shot of partly damaged town of St. Gillies. C/U sign for Marigny. Point of view shot from vehicle driving through Marigny.

    C/U of American Signal Corps cameraman with small film camera (Eyemo?). He wears new type helmet with vizor / visor. He films refugee family returning home, carrying their belongings on bicycles. More shots refugees, including elderly and children.

    Aerial shot of convoy moving along road near Caumont. Various shots of American mechanised units and British infantry on the road. Aerial view of cathedral of Coutances. L/S of cathedral. Various shots of Americans moving through Coutances, some stop to talk to French priests. M/S of German prisoners under guard. Aerial shot of Allied convoy on road to Brittany.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:09:00 / 01:33:38:00

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