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Destroyed town in France; dead German soldiers; campsite

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3193 | Film ID: 966
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Jeep coming through severely bombed town. Stevens gets out. Camera on jeep. Good coverage and panning shot of a number of vehicles in front of small building called "Hotel D'Lion." Sign reads: "Carantilly 4 kms, Cerisy-La Salle 10 kms." Trucks with soldiers passing through town (very well shot). Stevens and Sergeant Hamilton inspecting a gun casing, walking through rubble of large bombed out building, church steeple still visible. Stevens looking at stretcher containing what is apparently a dead German soldier. CU of dead German soldier. VS of dead German soldiers, including CUs. Tracking shot past wounded being treated. Stevens and others with three GIs (Americans) dressed in Pansar Grenadier SS uniforms. Campsite footage. Sign on fence reads: "Special Coverage Unit." Shot of campsite area of camera unit. Tents huddled along tree at side of clearing. Camouflage netting. Sign on posts reads: "Officers Only." Men sitting around in fatigues listening to radio. Camp with post with separate signs pointing to London, Paris, New York, Berlin and Shirley. Sign reads: "Enlisted Men's (E.M.) Lounge." LS of soldier resting outside, sitting on mound of dirt near tent at camp.

Genre
Unedited
Duration
00:05:29
Event Date
1944
Locale
France
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Unedited.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Library of Congress
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Record last modified: 2018-08-08 16:29:22
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