STK-ID 33405

Battle of France: AERIAL SHOTs of targets (city, ship at sea) as seen from diving Stuka. AIR TO AIR SHOT of Stukas in flight. Shot of heavy artillery firing. LS of explosions. Sequence on harbour on French coast, beached ships, wrecked war ships, burning harbour installations. Shot of General Erwin Rommel with French officer. Two shots of French soldiers surrending, being guarded by German soldiers. Sequence on German horse-drawn artillery racing across field, past camera, on artillery firing. PAN over several French tanks, various damage caused by German artillery fire visible. PAN along river from destroyed bridge to pontoon bridge. Shots of German Troops crossing pontoon bridge. TILT UP column of black smoke. Shots of German infantrymen firing from barricade, of light artillery firing. PAN over shell-wrecked French city. Shot of part of building falling to street in cloud of dust and smoke. Shot of burning building crumbling to ground. MS of German tank moving by camera, of tank moving onto pontoon bridge, moving off. Shots of German troops racing by fierce fire, racing in street of French city, taking cover.


Excerpt from
War News
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
16mm fine grain b&w, 35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486