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Reel Number: 300112
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1940s
Location: Albert Canal
TC Begins: 01:00:02
TC Ends: 01:07:24
WWII - 1940, Belgium: Crossing The Albert Canal CUs German tanks move huge cement roadblocks. LS various size tanks approach canal & cross on bridge, infantry run after. Dead on ground beside road. Wounded treated. 01:01:06 German soldiers paddle across in rubber boat. Collapsed bridge in background. 01:01:35 Pan Belgian & French prisoners ; LS prisoners marched along road. 01:01:47 Panzer tank thru brush & barbed wire barricades. 01:02:00 Bicycle troops along road, into ditch & fire across field. 01:02:10 Infantry advance along planks on collapsed bridge. Crossing road on canal bank under fire; into small rubber boats & crossing canal. White surrender flag waving by Allied Forces on bank above collapsed bridge. 01:03:08 Tanks into town, horse drawn wagons past. Horse drawn wagons pulling artillery down muddy river bank & into fast flowing stream. 01;03:45 Troops pulling light artillery on rutted dirt road. 01:03:50 CUs. Litter bearers carry German wounded soldier. Treating injured officer. Collapsed bridge shots. 01:04:05 LS Line of heavy artillery pieces fire from roads. troops approach industrial buildings, windmill in background; smoking ruins. 01:04:42 Aerials w/ CUs of Junkers Ju 87 / Stuka aircraft dive bombers bombing city. Ground explosions; view from across canal / river. 01:05:41 MLS 4 huge railroad guns firing; CUs of each gun firing, intercut w/ tanks moving. Tanks & mud. 01:06:38 MSs Infantry advancing under shellfire, soldiers use flame throwers; air force attack & direct bomb hit on bridge. 01:07:19 UFA insignia. WW2; Fighting; Battle; NOTE: Captured German newsreel. Germans crossed canal ca 11May40 retaken Sep44 by Allies. NOTE: In our experience German Nazi era material is considered in the public domain throughout the world. If users feel any further clearances are necessary they are to be their own responsibility.
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