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    German footage of the D-day invasion.

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    Location Unknown / Unclear - France?

    Several shots of Canadian prisoners being marched across the countryside. Various shots of mass of Corsa gliders crashed on field. Germans salvage a jeep from one of the gliders. More shots of the prisoners, some Canadians, some Scottish Highlanders. Men are lined up and questioned by German officers. Various shots of the German antiaircraft guns in action. Several shots of sky filled with paratroops, Germans fire at them. More shots of the allied planes at flight and German antiaircraft guns in action. Various shots of land explosions as the planes drop the bombs. Several shots of the allied planes being shot down and burning on ground.

    Various shots of heavily bombed town, destruction everywhere, civilian refugees leaving the town. Various shots of the German Panzer tanks moving along country road in long line. Various shots of the German artillery in action on field. German infantry in action. More Allied prisoners taken. German officer driving past camera. Various shots of allied armour, clothes and dead bodies scattered around field. More shots of the German infantry and tanks in action. Thick smoke spreading in distance. Infantry and tanks advancing across field and through village under fire. They run for cover. German artillery in action.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:05:00 / 01:36:09:00
    UN 972 B

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  1. Unknown user says

    "Corsa gliders" in the text should read Horsa gliders.

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  2. B.Moogk says

    This is a screen Print of Deutsche Wochenschau number 719 of 14 June 1944. The North Nova Scotia Highlanders and wrecked allied tanks are filmed around Authie, likely on 8 June, the day after the battle with the 12 SS, as one of the Stuart tanks is still smouldering. The tanks of the Sherbrooke Fusiliers (27th Canadian Armoured Regiment). The paratroopers are likely from the unfortunate sticks of "C" company of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion who were dropped on the west side of the Orne River far from their objective on the other side. The men with the shoulder titles of the Green Howards are a bit of a mystery. One has the “TT” patch of the 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division who landed on Gold Beach.

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  3. Unknown user says

    *The tanks are of the Sherbrooke Fusiliers

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