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March of Time -- outtakes -- Allied liberation of France; Eisenhower and Bradley aboard ship

Film | Accession Number: 2004.723.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4083 | Film ID: 2732

American infantrymen in France. Soldiers sheltering in an overgrown field, then speaking to French civilians, including two children. A goup of American soldiers holding a German flag and smiling at the camera. Destroyed houses.

A British warship at sea. Generals Dwight Eisenhower and Bernard Montgomery are aboard the ship. Montgomery is assisted down a ladder. Eisenhower and Bradley stand together facing the camera. This may be footage taken aboard the HMS Apollo on the way to Normandy.

American soldiers question German POWs in France. Wide shot of a large group of Canadian (or British?) soldiers. Two German prisoners are marched through the group at gun point. American soldiers resting, looking exhausted. Close-ups of the German prisoners. Brief shot of the shores of Normandy. The newly liberated town of Bernieres-sur-mer. French civilians (one of whom has an American flag), German prisoners, and allied soldiers stand among the smoking rubble and destruction. The Frenchman holding the flag picks up a German helmet and throws it to the ground in a derisive gesture. Closer shot of abanodoned or seized German helmets and other paraphernalia.

Event Date
1944 June
Normandy, France
Bernieres-sur-mer, France
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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