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WWII - 1944 Documentary: Left of the Line R1 of 3

Reel Number: 221513-03

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1944

Country: Canada,England,France,United Kingdom

Location: London

TC Begins: 16:28:46

TC Ends: 16:38:48

Duration: 00:10:02

Titles. A short pictorial record of the British and Canadian Armies fighting from the beaches to Brussels. Produced by the British and Canadian Army Film Units. 16:29:24 Big Ben; traffic in downtown London, barrage balloon in distance. 10 Downing Street drive by; drive by London buildings. POV. GOOD. 16:30:07 Men & equipment in convoys to embarkation points. POV shots of men & material moving. Train runby; w/ engineer. Night time shots of train. 16:31:22 Daytime, convoys of trucks, tanks; troops march, in trucks, converge on harbors. Ships move down coastal waters, assembling on England’s south coast. Soldiers study invasion maps & enemy defenses. Mass of assembled troops. Soldiers board ships, load equipment. officer walk down HQ corridor & enter office marked Supreme Commander, General Dwight D. Eisenhower. 16:34:03 Soldiers in silhouette. Shot of English Channel; planes above drop parachutes. Dawn over Armada; ships at sea, planes above, bombs explode. 16:35:21 Ships fire big guns; landing craft head toward shore; troops out of landing craft, into surf & on to barricaded beaches. Troops & equipment coming on shore & heading inland. Surrendering German POWs. Fighting; tanks on move. French flags waving from town windows. Women & children run on street & greeting liberators. Troops on move, fighting with mortars, tanks, rifles, machine guns. WWII Battles; WW2 Military History; D-Day Landing; Invasion; Trains; Canada; 1940s; Note: Good coverage.

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