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    Invasion scenes in France.

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    Unissued / Unused material.

    Invasion scenes, France - capture of town of Falaise during Operation Tractable.

    Various shots soldiers walking and driving through ruined town. Various shots smoking buildings, jeep passes locals. Various shots as tanks drive through fields. M/S gutted building and others half collapsed. Various shots of ruins. M/S woman with baby sat on fountain. L/S smoke pouring from building. C/U flames. M/S part of building collapsing. M/S fire. Various shots refugees, soldiers walk around. C/U little child. L/S damaged cathedral / church. Various shots prisoners of war being escorted along street. L/S ruins. L/S ruined street. L/S fire in building. C/U crucifix in church, various shots wrecked church / cathedral. C/U 'Millon'. M/S allied soldiers sat on steps in front of ruined signpost, in front of them is a signpost pointing to Conde, Vire, Mortain, etc. L/S tanks driving through street. C/U helmet. C/U cat in empty street, it washes itself and runs off. L/S rubble of collapsed buildings.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:39:00 / 01:31:59:00
    UN 1141 B

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  1. Unknown user says

    Some small slates seen during the film tell us that the footage was shot by Gordon Petty of the Canadian Army Film Unit.

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