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March of Time -- outtakes -- Trial of French spies in Cherbourg; Capture of collaborators, hair shorn

Film | Accession Number: 2004.723.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4093 | Film ID: 2733

Two unnamed men on trial for spying. Smiling policemen stand outside the court building. The accused arrive at the court, shackled together at the wrists. Interiors of the courtroom (dark and out of focus). The two men stand before a panel of judges, then sit between two policemen. They cover their faces. The two are led outside. One covers his face but the other does not. Civilians look on as they are led away.

01:44:07 Close-ups of American soldiers settting mines in a road. A street sign reading "Chartres." Americans and French civilians sheltering from German fire. Americans running, shooting. French collaborators, mostly women with shaved heads and one man held at gunpoint by French soldiers. A view through the gates of the famous Chartres cathedral. According to the dope sheet, German snipers were firing at Americans from the famous cathedral. People gathered outside the gates of the cathedral, then captured German soldiers being led down the street. More views of the captured soldiers. A crowd of French citizens shake their fists through the gates. Views of the cathedral. A priest looks up at the building.

Event:  1944
Cherbourg, France
Chartres, France
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:43:47
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