STK-ID 25248

Shots of United states army in a field, tank crews, taking a walk, standing by, sitting in trenches, immobilised tank in foreground. US Soldiers are shown advancing slowly in Aaghen, firing heavy artillery. Shot of pile of empty shell casings. CU of gun Aimer, recoil of gun and LS of explosion near corner of building, ruins everywhere. Shot of General Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower in field. AERIAL SHOT of Brest Harbour. LSs of Brest under attack, of explosion as port is demolished by German troops. AERIAL SHOT of wrecked port. Several shots of US tank firing, US SOLDIERS manning heavy machine gun. Shots of signs "Calais", "Le Havre", "Boulogne" with shots of wrecked cities, of Dunkirk in ruins, sunken ships. Sequence on US army men handling supplies, trucks moving past the camera. AERIAL SHOT of Sigfried line. View of US Soldiers moving up on tank. Sequence of fighting at the line, pillboxes firing, being fired on. Three shots of German fortifications readying for battle, soldier comes out of pillbox with machine gun doors open to reveal barrel of gun; periscope pops up, sequence on paratroops in plane. CUs, MSs of other planes in fleet, on jump, US paratroops flowing down as seen from the air, from the ground. Brief sequence on gliders landing, one crashing. CUs of faces of US Soldiers. Sequence on British Soldiers moving up on tanks. HAS of bridge over Rhine at Nijmegen.


Excerpt from
True Glory, The
National Film Board
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Video HI 8, Reel 16 mm
Shooting format
16mm fine grain b&w
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