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Liberation of French town; civilians; church

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3191 | Film ID: 966
Image

Stevens digging foxhole with another man. Men eating dinner on camp tables with tin cups. VS of unidentified men in the camp. Gag shot: Sign reads: "Bridge ahead under fire." Stevens seated in jeep turns toward camera and motions forward. Jeep and trucks drive off. Shot of vehicle coming toward camera in late afternoon light with bombed buildings on either side of country road and troops on foot. French civilians walking. Jeep follows. Reverse angle with Red Cross truck and severely bombed village. Shot on dusty road. Shot of jeep at waterfront area, most likely Cherbourg, France. Pan of church, Stevens and Captain Mellor walking out of church. Crowd in front of building with French flag flying. CU of camera crew. Camera crew setting up on balcony behind US flag. Sign reads: "Caen 18kms, Paris 240 kms." Stevens and others walking down street with young French boy, Captain Bill Mellor also present. Officers are discussing something in front of an obelisk, French civilian planting flowers in BG.

Genre
Unedited
Duration
00:04:13
Event Date
1944
Locale
France
Language
Mute
Genre/Form
Unedited.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Library of Congress
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Record last modified: 2018-04-26 13:44:59
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