Documentary of events in Europe from just before D-day until the liberation of Paris.
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01:35:00 Allied troops in trucks and tanks drive past the Colosseum in liberated Rome, Italy. Crowds cheer and wave. Collaborators kicked and forced out of doorway. High angle shot of American tanks travelling through crowded street. Eiffel Tower in Paris, France two German soldiers reading a newspaper. CU Swastika on flag as it flutters in the wind.
01:35:52 View of St Paul's cathedral in London. People queue to buy newspapers. Headlines announce the Allied invasion of France. VS people reading newspapers. French resistance forces hand out weapons. Rifles and machine guns are removed from hiding place. CU woman with sten gun. Resistance fighters off carrying French tricolour flag.
01:36:35 Naval bombardment of Normandy coastline. Navy warships fire guns. General Dwight D. Eisenhower with naval commander. Allies go ashore from landing craft. D-day landings have begun. Vehicles come ashore. Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery leaps out DUKW. He stands with another British officer. Large number of troops coming on shore on beach. High angle shot of very crowded railway goods yard. Cargo loaded onto ships. Naval warships at sea. High angle shot of a well fortified beach head. Soldier smashes gun emplacement. British gliders on ground. Winston Churchill arrives to meet Montgomery.
01:38:21 White Cliffs of Dover. Woman by kitchen sink. She looks out of window at the sky. VS V1 flying bomb (doodlebug). RAF Tempests in the sky. Explosion and smoke. Anti-aircraft guns. V1 explodes. Men examine remains of V1. V1 overhead. Two men in tin hats keep look out. They raise the alarm. People down stairs. Doodlebug engine cuts out. Explosion and damage. Injured are helped. Piccadilly Circus. Troops in London. Evacuee children. Doodlebug in the air. Men work in damaged site. Injured woman carried out of rubble. People take shelter from the bombing in an Underground station. Searchlights pick out flying bomb (doodlebug). Bursts of anti-aircraft fire. People in Underground Station.
01:41:18 End of Part One titles.
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