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D-Day At Katz - Part 2

Reel Number: 220838-05

Color: Colour

Sound: SIL

Year / Date: 1944

Country: England,France,United Kingdom

Location: Caen nr,Cherbourg,Normandy

TC Begins: 11:37:39

TC Ends: 11:47:20

Duration: 00:09:41

D-Day At Katz Part 2 England - Six men and officers walking along docks pre-embarkation for D-Day. Mass of different ships and craft tied up at dock flying US flags. Officer, possibly Capt. Holly Morse, and other standing on dockside. 11:38:46 France - Stevens digging foxhole with another man. Men eating on camp table outside tent. Various shots soldiers in camp. 11:40:13 Sign - Bridge under fire, Stevens turns to camera and signals to go forward. Jeep and military trucks move down road. Very good shot truck towards camera in half light with soldiers walking, bombed out buildings on side of roads. Ambulance truck towards camera through devastated town / village. 11:41:16 Jeep arriving at dock area Cherbourg. Group of four standing next to German sign “Betreten Verboten / Entree Interdite”. 11:41:37 Pan down twin spires of church, Stevens and others leaving church. Large French flag hanging from balcony of building. Various shots activity in town. Roadsign Caen 18k, Paris 240k. Stevens and other walking down road with young French boy. War monument. Stevens with British? officer. 11:43:00 Stevens and Moffat walking to airfield. RAF planes on ground. British or Canadian officer with Stevens showing fighter plane. Stevens climbs into cockpit of Hawker Sea Fury. Officer explaining. Bombed out hangars, smoke rising in distance. Group round jeep inc. British? soldier. Bombs on side of road. Jeep drives off. Stevens and others filming advancing troops. Good shots tanks passing down leafy lanes. Stevens and other having mugs of coffee and army field breakfast by jeep. Camel cigarettes. Trucks loaded with men advance down country road. Dead horse at side of road. Use of this footage requires a credit as follows: “Includes footage from the George Stevens Collection at the Library of Congress”

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