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  • Short Summary

    Wide variety of shots around northern French ports.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material -

    English Channel.

    Various shots from front of ship. VS of small police boat / launch. Shots of police launch coming alongside ship - possibly cross channel ferry. MS of French flag and British red ensign flying from mast. MS of radar equipment turning round. LS of small sailing boats. VS sailors on deck. Ferry starts heading towards port. It comes in towards docks in Cherbourg, France. VS of vans on dockside. More good shots of ferry coming in to dock.

    VS of war graves in cemetery. CU of several headstones for unknown WWII warriors. VS of unidentified building. VS of harbour / dock of fishing town in Northern France. Fishermen hang around on their boats. Shots of Second World War coastal defences - gun emplacements etc. Pan from structures at sea (possibly remains of Mulberry Harbours) to sea front buildings.

    Mute interview with unidentified man.

    LS of ship at sea from cliffs. Shots from stern of British ship flying Red Ensign. LS of container ship. Shots of White Cliffs from Ferry. Ferry comes back into port in Dover, Kent.

    Shots of Pegasus Bridge, France. Travel shots over bridge. CU old bullet holes in bridge. CU sign explaining the importance of the bridge during the D-day landings. VS of beach - presumably one used in Operation Overlord. More shots of beaches and sea fronts. VS of old church. VS of French shop signs. Shots of men angling near estuary of seaside town.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1970 - 1979
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:23:00 / 01:34:11:00
    UN 4622 A

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