STK-ID 657

Repeated Allied blows in the west: Several shots of tanks, soldiers on snowy road, in street of village, of soldiers street fighting, running across small bridge. Sequence on ack ack batteries operated by women, women running for their guns, guns firing with cuts to LS of buzz bomb in air, bomb exploding. Shots of General Montgomery walking past camera. Several shots of British soldiers advancing in single file on snowy road. Shots of snowy field, British soldiers in trenches suffering from the cold and snow; soldiers breaking ice from hole in order to get water with small pail, soldier washing his hands in ice cold water. CU of soldier shaving, hand ladling coffee. HAS of soldier crouched inside a narrow trench writing, another eating a sandwich. Several shots of tanks, soldiers, some white-garbed, on snowy road, in streets of villages. Shot of white-garbed winter troops greeting GIs. Shots of corpses half covered with snow. CU of sign "La Roche en Ardenne". Views of ruins, refugees returning home, snow in streets. Shots of snowy plains, soldiers advancing in snow. CU of sign "Geromont". View of German prisoners of war. Shots of British soldiers clearing snow with shovels, standing round a fire, eating. Shot of General Montgomery and another man. Shot of British soldiers moving in street in single file.


Excerpt from
Actualités olympiques no 220
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486