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March of Time -- outtakes -- American soldiers fighting in St. Malo, France

Film | Accession Number: 2004.723.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4085 | Film ID: 2732

Fighting in an around St. Malo, France. A horse-drawn cart with several women in it rides past a street sign that has arrows pointing in the directions of Rennes and St. Malo. The scene switches to show a plane in the air over the countryside. Smoke rises from the ground. Back on the ground, an American soldier surveys the scene through binoculars. Two soldiers aim a 75mm gun at the town of St. Malo. Landscape of destroyed buildings with a plane flying overhead. More shots of the soldiers loading and firing big guns. A French civilian consults with two GIs. Views of shooting across a body of water at the fort at St. Malo. The next scenes show tanks and American soldiers moving down a road. They inspect buildings and capture a German soldier. A group of American medics on the streets of the town; house-to-house fighting. Two soldiers assist a comrade down the street. An ambulance drives down the street. A medic bandages a wounded man's leg. A group of American soldiers examines a large display of signs in German. American soldiers, men of the Free French Forces of the Interior and civilians talking and smiling. American soldiers drink wine. Two soldiers ride down the street on horseback. American soldiers serve food and water to French civilians. A distraught Frenchman angrily addresses a crowd of prisoners in a field. A French civilian consults a map with an American soldier. An American soldier makes an announcement over a loudspeaker from the rear of a communications truck.

Event:  1944 August
Saint Malo, France
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 21:56:55
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