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WWII - 1944 Documentary: Left of the Line R2 of 3

Reel Number: 221513-04

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1944,1940s

Country: England,France,Germany,United Kingdom

Location: Caen,Falaise,Orn River,Thury Harcourt

TC Begins: 16:38:50

TC Ends: 16:46:55

Duration: 00:08:05

R2 of 3 Officer drawing maps on tank & briefing troops. Troops move thru field; firing heavy artillery; tanks & infantry entering towns. German POWs surrendering. General Montgomery w/ officers studying maps. 16:40:21 July 3, 1944 attack on town of Caen on German right flank. Pan battlefield at dusk as attack is launched by British & Canadians. Night fighting, camouflaged tanks move forward; big artillery guns firing; soldiers running across field. German soldier surrenders, hands up. On July 10, allied troops enter town. Soldiers move over town rubble of Caen. 16:43:15 Tanks cross river bridge past sign: Churchill Bridge. Allies break out into Brittany. Map being drawn & troops briefed. Bombers / aircraft / airplanes in flight & then planes destroy a division of German tanks. Montgomery briefing officers, soldiers massing & moving out to widening front. CU artillery crew loading & firing. 16:45:34 Line of surrendering German troops to rear. British capture Thury Harcourt. Trucks & tanks over pontoon bridge on the Orn. Final assault on Falaise w/ shelling town, urban fighting WWII Battles; Military History; D-Day Landing; Invasion; WW2; 1940s; Note: Good coverage.

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