STK-ID 21376

With the Free French in Italy: HALS of valley in Italy. Sequence on General Mark Clark and General Juin looking things over. Various shots of French soldiers in American army helmets readying artillery piece for action, riding jeeps and motorcycles past a traffic military police. Sequence on a gun crew (wearing French-type helmets) firing an artillery piece while officers in the bunker and dug-out figure things out. A tank stands by, a field gun fires from underneath a camouflage net. Infantrymen are walking in single file along the road. TRAVELLING SHOT of Italian village. Two tanks move past the camera. Cut to CU of shell-marked masonry, words scribbled on it reading "Heil Hitler". Sequence on French soldiers moving through mountainous country (there is snow on the ground), pack mules carrying equipment. Sequence on visit by General Henri-Honoré Giraud, chats, greetings. Sequence on French soldiers guarding German prisoners. Sequences on field artillery firing at vehicles moving on the road, infantrymen marching in single file. CU of men walking past the camera, some are leading pack mules. Sequence of large group of German prisoners of war, some carrying a stretcher with a French soldier on it. Two shots of officers looking through binoculars. Sequence on Italian people, mother and child, old men (casualties of war). Sequence on jeeps and trucks moving in liquid mud. Italian men working on the road. Final shot of small military cemetery, soldier working on the graves.


Excerpt from
Reportages nº 60
National Film Board
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Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
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Available resolutions
1920 x 1080