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Churchill Visits the Front

Series

Series Name
Warwork News

Issue

Issue No.
S15/50
Paramount Issue No.
1388
Date Released
19 May 1944
Released by Paramount
19 May 1944
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Churchill Visits the Front

Story

Story No. within this Issue
1 / 1
Summary
The Battle of Normandy. Allied troops cross Channel. The use of steel runways for the landings. German prisoners. Shots of Rommel inspecting Atlantic wall. Allies wreck German beach defences and march into Normandy countryside. Airstrips constructed. Generals of the High Command, Eisenhower and Marshall visit scene of operations. Fighter planes and bombers raid enemy ammunition dumps and communications south of the peninsular. Montgomery uses airborne Commandos to seize Caen. Bayeux captured. French people addressed by a Free French officer on their liberation from Germans. Churchill and Field Marshal Smuts arrive on the scene and are greeted by Montgomery. The Prime Minister returns to England on the man-o-war "Kelvin", accompanied by Field Marshal Alan Brooke.
Keywords
Politics and government; Aviation; Prisoners of war; Navy; Military

This series is held by:

Film Archive

Name
Imperial War Museum Film and Video Archive
Email
film@iwm.org.uk
Web
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/film
Phone
020 7416 5291
Fax
020 7416 5379
Address
Lambeth Road
London SE1 6HZ
Notes
The IWM also preserves the original nitrate film copies for the World War II period of British Paramount News, Gaumont British News and Universal News.
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