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Reel Number: 300012
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1944,1940s
Country: Canada,England,France,Germany,Netherlands,United Kingdom,USA,USSR
Location: Colgne,Le Havre,Western Fron|
TC Begins: 00:00:05
TC Ends: 00:10:23
WWII - 1944 , Europe: Leaders Visit Western Front; Le Havre Dock Activity; Netherlands Ceremony; US Airmen Assist Blind Pianist; Allies Take Cologne In Fighting Titles. 00:00:32 Intertitle: Leaders visit Western Front. 00:00:37 Russian generals meet w/ freed Russian POWs. 00:01:00 Churchill gets off plane, meets Field Marshals Montgomery & Brooke; walk along Siegfried Line. Churchill walks w/ 3-star US General Simpson. 00:01:30 Churchill writes “Hitler” on shell, loaded into gun & fired. British soldiers cheer. 00:01:44 Eisenhower w/ General Simpson visits captured Nazi fort. 00:02:12 Intertitle: US Ships dock at Le Havre. 00:02:16 LS Le Havre harbor before the war, cross-fade to destroyed harbor after German bombing. Street scene in ruined city, destroyed church & graveyard. 00:03:00 MS US cargo ship at dock. Men unloading sacks marked “Canada”. French gendarme watches. 00:03:14 Intertitle: Americans honored in Holland. 00:03:18 LS of Netherlands town building. Dutch civilians & US soldiers at honor ceremony. US Major Gen. Leland S. Hobbs w/ Dutch official given painting of town square. Hobbs unveils plaque “Old Hickoryplein, 30th inf. Div. USA”. 00:03:58 Hobbs gives speech. Civilians & US soldiers look on. Dutch & US flags together. 00:04:12 Intertitle: American Airmen Help Boy Pianist. 00:04:16 MS of US officer w/ blind English boy, Jimmy Osborne, & woman outside house. Officer helps boy into jeep. 00:04:30 Ceremony at US airfield. Jimmy on stage presented w/ check / cheque / money collected from US airmen to send Jimmy to US music school. Jimmy plays own composition, Blitz Concerto, at piano for US airmen. 00:05:25 Intertitle: Cologne Taken. 00:05:30 Aerial of RAF bombers in flight, bombed Cologne, the Rhine, bombs dropping, explosions. 00:06:20 German “scarecrow” decoy hit by anti-aircraft. 00:06:33 Map of western front showing British, US & French advances into Germany. 00:06:40 MS of US tank crew. Guns fire. US infantry w/ tanks. GIs fire carbines in woods. 00:07:15 MS of panzer on fire. 00:07:23 GIs on half-track drive into town. GIs fire mortar among ruins. Tank fire. GIs walk along bomb damaged street, search houses, street fighting. 00:08:28 Destroyed German panzer tank in street. Other panzer on fire. German soldier climbs out. Panzer blows up. 00:09:09 LS of heavily damaged street w/ GIs. Civilian car fired at. Street fighting. Building crumbles. GIs inspect ruins w/ cathedral in background. WW2 Destruction; Europe;
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