STK-ID 1296

Allies on German soil: long PAN of Le Havre Harbour. Several shots of British battery firing, of smoke from shell fire over Le Havre. Shot of Albert Canal in Belgium. British tanks drive along the road in a village near Brussels. Shots of the bridge over Albert Canal, engineers working on bridge, tanks crossing. Shots of pontoon bridge across canal. Several shots of British half-tracks, tanks, Bren carrier, infantrymen moving along the road, through streets past wreckage of German equipment, gutted buildings. CS of British soldiers aiming rifle from Bren carrier, others in armoured cars do likewise. MS of German prisoners running along road in Antwerp. MS of railway station in Antwerp. MSs of cheering crowds in Antwerp. Sequence on supply drop from Stirling bombers, Belgians picking supplies up. Sequence on wreath laying ceremony in Brussels, soldiers presenting arms. LS of crowd waving at Marshal Montgomery as he passes by in the car. Shot of M Pierlot, General Montgomery and other Belgian officials standing on balcony of city hall. Sequence on shell fire, Belgian civilians crouching in streets, rushing for cover. MLS of dome of Hôtel Dieu hospital smoking from a hit. Nurse helps an elderly man from a hospital stretcher, bearers carry casualties along the street. Shots of people waving at GIs passing by. Shots of people waving at GIs passing by in Lyons, France as the city is liberated, collaborators.


Excerpt from
Actualités olympiques no 202
Le Havre, Antwerp, Lyon, Brussels
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486