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War Pictorial News, 1944: France (mines)

Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Overseas Operations Branch. New York Office. News and Features Bureau. (12/17/1942 - 09/15/1945 ) Undetermined ONLINE RESOURCES: NOTE: A DVD of this film can be ordered from our partner, A DVD of this film is ALSO available for viewing and copying free of charge in the NARA Research Room in the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD. Part 1, U.S. troops are warmly greeted by Fr. town-folk. Nazi collaborationists are abused as they are marched through the streets. Abandoned Ger. clothing is salvaged by civilians. De Gaulle enters Chartres, and greets and then confers with Gens. Eisenhower and Koenig. Ger. prisoners are unloaded from trucks. Naval guns pound shore installations and landing craft goes ashore. Prisoners are herded along the beach. Brit. ships, including the Rodney, bombard a channel port RAF pilots are pulled from the sea onto the Rodney the Rodney and a Ger. battleship exchange fire. Tanks advance across a field, enter a town, and demolish buildings. Collaborationists are led from their hiding places. Ger. prisoners, one of whom is drunk, are questioned. Flamethrowing tanks advance troops cross the Seine on a pontoon bridge Fr. civilians and allied troops remove obstructions from roads. Allied troops are warmly greeted by civilians as they enter Paris. Part 2, Winston Churchill rides through an Italian town troops cheer Churchill autographs an artillery shell and then is driven away. SUBJECTS Battleships German prisoners of war World War, 1939-1945 Great Britain. Royal Navy Great Britain. Royal Navy Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965 Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 Gaulle, Charles de, 1890-1970 Koenig, Egmont F. (Egmont Francis), 1892-1974 . FOR MORE INFORMATION: -39201
Length: 02:09


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