STK-ID 40138

Sequence on advance of German infantry across Albert canal, intercut with shots of stukas diving on target, explosions on dykes ahead of soldiers. Shots of soldiers advancing cautiously, racing ahead over dykes, firing flame throwers, taking shelter momentarily, charging on farmhouse presumably being used as allied post. Several MCUs of German soldiers, of flame throwers. MLS of huge explosion signalling end of German attack. Sequence on advance of British soldiers across French frontier, of British armoured cars, trucks, as civilians cheer. Lengthy sequence on civilian refugees on road, civilians hurrying along in city streets. Intercuts of fires, explosions, shot of a heinkel bomber, more violent explosions, people racing for cover as fighters approach. HEAD ON SHOT of fighter swooping in for a pass. Shots of Stukas, AERIAL SHOT of their target from plane on strafing run. Shots of bombed out buildings, of burning structures, of wall crashing to the ground. MS of blind man with two canes stumbling through rubble-filled street. More views of burning buildings, of civilians carrying casualty. Shot of French sign saying "No school today". Shot of wounded children. More shots of refugees on the road, some CUs of children. MS of Hitler making a speech, titles superimposed.


Excerpt from
German Advance in Belgium
Belgium, France
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Video Disk, Reel 35 mm, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486