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RAF airfield; US military advances

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3192 | Film ID: 966
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Stevens and Moffat walking toward camera and then to what is apparently RAF airfield being briefed by British or Canadian officer next to fighter plane. Stevens climbs into cockpit of fighter (Hawker Sea Fury), officer explaining it. Panning shot of bombed out hangars and other buildings, smoke in distance. Shot of four men at jeep, bombs to side, jeep drives off. Stevens and others in helmets with weapons filming troops advancing in trucks. VS of camouflage tanks coming toward camera and passing (according to handwritten notes in the LOC original cataloger's notes, this depicts the beginning of the mass attack on St. Lo). Stevens and Irwin Shaw opening cans of rations and talking, standing by jeep, eating from can, small pack of Camel brand cigarettes are also visible in shot. Shot from rear of jeep, over Stevens to truckload of GIs, jeep moves out. Camera jeep advancing on country road. Shot of dead horse and over turned wagon on roadside.

Genre
Unedited
Duration
00:04:20
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: 2018-03-07 13:54:33
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