R3 of 3
Drawing map w/ chalk on tank, showing advances around Avranches and Falaise. Vast number of planes overhead. Aerial of smoke & explosions. Big guns fire seen from ground. German 10th Army bombed & shelled, equipment burning. Allied trucks past ruined equipment, corpses, long line of German POWs; POWs being processed & POWs in captivity.
16:48:46 Fighting around the Seine. British & Canadian troops move out. Engineers work on first bridge at dawn. Soldiers cross bridge & with boats in steady stream, under fire. Tanks firing, machine guns, wounded, prisoners, vehicles over pontoon bridge. Columns move forward after crossing river. Canadians enter Rouen & greeted as liberators, women throw flowers. Sign: Amiens.
16:52:04 Canadian & British soldiers look across beaches & graves & crosses. Burial service taking place w/ bag pipes played. Priest officiating. Canadian troops enter town in military parade. Victorious troops entering different cities in France & then Belgium.
16:53:31 Crowds greet Allies as they roll toward the Rhine for the Battle for Germany. Great liberators footage.
WWII Battles; Military History; D-Day Landing; Invasion; Fighting; Bodies; Surrendering; Prisoners of War; WW2; 1940s;
Note: VERY good coverage.