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France Libre Actualities, No 7 American version R1 of 2

Reel Number: 220449-05

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1942

Country: Egypt,Libya,Russia,USSR

Location: El Alamein,Leningrad,Middle East,North Africa,Stalingrad,Tobruk

TC Begins: 17:41:05

TC Ends: 17:49:48

Duration: 00:08:43

Titles explain that the following is captured enemy newsreel which shows Axis hopes & plans for the campaign in the Middle East as of October 1942. French accented English narration laid over original French. Map showing Middle east and advances made by Germans. German footage of advancing Nazi troops near Stalingrad - artillery fire - Germans throwing grenades - flame throwers - destroyed buildings. Animated map shows how Germans have cut off supplies to allied troops through Persian Gulf. Animated map with American commentary shows how this is propaganda and shows what really happened in the battle for Stalingrad. Actuality footage of battle - many Russian tanks and troops - fighting scenes. Russian aircraft - wrecked German planes and German prisoners of war marched through streets, abused by Russian citizens. Russian tanks advance on snowy fields of Leningrad - excellent shots Russian cavalry charging and troops running in advance. 17:46:06 Newsreel continues Rommel with troops, German military vehicles and tanks in convoy. Artillery firing. Building of landing grounds and airfield - pumping water - irrigation. Tobruk harbor. German troops disembark Tobruk, supplies unloaded - transported by desert railway. Rommel and Kesselring - animated map showing how Axis have surrounded Middle East. American commentary tells what has really happened - actuality British 8th army firing artillery - US planes dropping bombs over desert. British troops and tanks advance. Allies advance on Tobruk. Wrecked German planes. Captured German prisoners of war including General Von Toma (?). WWII; WW2; 1942;

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