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Movietone’s War Time News - Reported by Lionel Gamlin: Middelburg Cleared


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
13 Nov 1944
Date submitted
9 Nov 1944
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Movietone’s War Time News - Reported by Lionel Gamlin: Roosevelt Wins
  2. 2Movietone’s War Time News - Reported by Lionel Gamlin: Macarthur Goes Back
  3. 3Movietone’s War Time News - Reported by Lionel Gamlin: Middelburg Cleared


Story No. within this Issue
3 / 3
Section Title
Movietone’s War Time News - Reported by Lionel Gamlin
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Middelburg Cleared. DESCRIPTION: The capture of Middelburg and the clearing of Walcheren Island meant virtually the end of land fighting to free the port of Antwerp. To aid the defence of Middelburg the island had been flooded and prisoners had to be ferried out on assault boats. SHOTLIST: Cut story - KS. Elevated shot of Middelburg, several elevated shots of same. Small crowds in streets wave, dance, etc., pan of streets show houses bedecked with flags. Various shots of prisoners marching through city. Pan of captured small arms lying on ground. Captured German Lt General Daser of 70th Division. Various shots of General Daser. Various shots of flooded areas of Middelburg, this was flooded by us before attack. German prisoner ferry across flooded area in our assault boats. General Daser enters assault boat, stands in bows. In the various shots of Daser there is a close-up of him.
Buildings and structures; Ships and boats; Music and dance; Environment; Weapons; Celebrations and festivals; Victory celebrations; Prisoners of war; Accidents and disasters; Engineering; Military
Footage sources
British Paramount
Pathe News America   Issue No.52
Card file number
Lionel James Gamlin
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