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  • Short Summary

    Material showing Bastille Day celebrations in 1944, and female collaborators having hair cut off.

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    Unissued / Unused material.


    M/S group of female collaborators with shaved heads sat on truck, M/S men watching from window. M/S man sat on front of truck banging drum to draw attention to them. M/S of the miserable looking collaborators. A boy holds up a sign behind them, presumably announcing what they are.

    M/S brass band marching through street followed by Free French fighters. M/S as man makes speech and the French flag Tricolour is flown from street 'Place General de Gaulle'. M/S soldiers saluting. M/S crowd applauding. Various shots people holding flags. L/S people standing on balcony with banner strung across reading 'Vive de Gaulle, Vive la Republique'. L/S crowds gathered outside. Various shots marching and celebrations for Bastille Day. L/S signs reading 'Vive les allies' etc. C/U French flag. Various shots as female collaborators have their hair cut off. Various shots of them on a truck.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:24:00 / 01:16:00:00
    UN 877 C

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  1. Unknown user says

    This footage was shot by cameraman Irving Couse at Cherbourg, France. Some, if not all. of it is filmed on 14 July 1944.

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  2. Unknown user says

    @jamied - I am interested to know where this information has come from? I too can confirm that at least the footage of the "femmes tondues" and the truck procession are from Cherbourg, 14 July 1944 (due to photographic research at the Imperial War Museum, London). However, it would be incredibly helpful if you could give me the source of the information regarding the cameraman, Irving Couse. Many thanks in advance.

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