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Saturday, 13 August 2011

Vidéo : "Falaise Pocket, 1944 Normandy, France, Canadian Air reconnaissance"

A very interesting 1944 video about the Falaise Pocket and liberation of the North of France and Belgium explaining the role of Air power. Includes footage of 2nd TAF B-25 Mitchells. The last sequence shows Mitchells above Brussels 

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British Sherman tanks advance through an unidentified French town (includes footage of a RAF Signal Sherman tank equipped with radio equipment to call in aerial attacks by supporting Typhoons). Mustang camera gun footage of attacks on German rail and waterways. RAF Typhoon attacks in the Falaise valley (includes graphic footage of dead German soldiers and horses). The final sequence of the film looks towards the push into Germany, with footage of Boston bombers flying over a damaged city.

Yves Duwelz