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  • Short Summary

    British troops on the move in snow covered German countryside.

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    Unused / unissued material. - Location and dates unknown / unclear.


    VS of some kind of platform built in trees. Pan down to show troops arriving in snow covered farm. Soldiers do some kind of measuring or surveying work. More troops arrive, some bringing German Prisoners of War (POWs). Very dark shots of injured POW being treated.

    Quick CU of sing 'Heinsberg 9 km'.

    VS of British troops manning field artillery. Guns are field and reloaded. VS of snow covered fields. Shot of country through broken window.

    Shots of snow covered countryside. British troops walk along road.

    Shots of tanks with mine thresher / mine clearing device on front.

    Shots of troops around medical Land Rover.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:56:00 / 01:19:22:00
    UN 937 A

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    Although currently dated as 1940, this footage actually originates from 1945.

    "Land Rover" needs removing from text and tags, as the vehicle referred to is certainly not a Land Rover, (the Land Rover hadn't even been designed at this time).

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  2. Owen Thompson says

    This is definitely not 1940. It is post the invasion of Europe in June 1944 (as evidenced by some of the equipment in use; the Lee-Enfield No4 rifle, the Mk3 "turtle" helmet, and the trailer with the American star on it etc etc.) The snow means it must be the winter of 1944-45. Operation Blackcock was an operation to clear German troops from the Roer Triangle, formed by the towns of Roermond and Sittard in the Netherlands and Heinsberg in Germany conducted by the British Second Army between 14 and 26 January 1945. The tanks are using a "mine flail".

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