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    American troops advancing through French countryside - invasion scenes.

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    Various air shots of fields with tanks on. Several air shots of countryside being bombed, smoke seen. Columns of vehicles seen moving along roads, cannot clearly see what vehicles. More air shots of the countryside being bombed, crowded roads, planes in flights etc. Various air shots of heavily bombed town.

    Various shots of the American tanks moving along country road. Cut back to air shots of the countryside covered in smoke.

    Two pilots seated in the American Mustang fighter getting ready to take off. Mustang taking off. Various shots of the American infantry troops advancing along country road. Several shots of the troops sitting on side of road taking break before continuing their advance. Men walking along country road.

    Various shots of the American troops walking through a village and through countryside, dead cow is seen on their way. American soldiers taking prisoners. More shots of the infantry men and tanks advancing through countryside. Various shots of the men taking cover behind walls of village houses. More shots of the men advancing through countryside. Some close up shots of the soldiers.

    Various shots of the artillery men firing field guns, some cows in background. A man on roof looking through binoculars informing the troops on enemy advance. Various shots of the airfield with planes landing and taking off. Various air shots of the planes dropping bombs and the bombed countryside.

    American soldier talking into camera. More shots of the US soldiers talking. Several shots of the bulldozer at work, pulling a jeep up from what looks like, a bomb crater.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:03:00 / 01:17:47:00
    UN 1005 A

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  1. Unknown user says

    This footage is not in chronological order, and is the work of four separate cameramen.

    The footage at the outset is shot by a cameraman named Rosenmann, on 26 July 1944.

    At 03:54, the camerawork is taken up by a man named Sgt Newman. His footage was shot on 25 July 1944.

    At 08:55 the cameraman becomes "Laurence", with his footage being shot on 27 July 1944.

    At 16:20 the cameraman changes again, though sadly his name on the slate is not fully legible. His footage was shot on 25 July 1944, and features the 30th Infantry Division.

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