STK-ID 25235

Sequence on heavy US artillery in action, gun muzzle being elevated to camera, artillerymen at their posts, firing. Shots of tanks advancing, of infantry advancing. Shot of general Omar Bradley (??) in the field. AIR TO AIR HAS of US bombers. Interior shot of pilot in cockpit. AERIAL SHOT of bombs exploding. Sequence on street figthing in Saint-Lo, violent explosions, soldiers fighting door to door, capturing enemy, tank firing, intercut with explosion as wrecked building is being hit. Shots of GI's cleaning up town, herding prisoners ahead of the,. Sequence on tanks moving through town. Profile of general George Smith Patton looking through binoculars. Shots of refugees coming back to Saint-Lo. Shots of US mobile units entering town, people waving and cheering. Sequence on entry into Rheims, bells ringing, populace cheering deliriously, dancing in streets, US soldiers grinning. Sequence on battle in vicinity of Mortain, US vehicles and infantry advancing. Sequence on Typhoon fighters. AIR TO AIR SHOT of Typhoon fighters. Gun camera footage of rocket volley, target being hit. Shots of British air base, Spitfire and Mustang on field, airplanes being serviced. Sequence on scramble, pilots getting into rocket-armed Typhoons. Shots of spitfires taking off en masse. Sequence on artillery and mortar attack by US Army, liberation of utterly wrecked town. Shots of US artillery, Royal Air Force preparing for attack near Falaise, of attack, barrage, strafing, rocket hit, air raid and prisoners of war.


Excerpt from
True Glory, The
National Film Board
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Available formats
Reel 35 mm
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35mm dupe neg b&w
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