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Title:ANTWERP FALLS TO THE BRITISH 2ND ARMY [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 170-3
Summary: Footage taken by a Belgian (Flemish) cameraman showing the retreat of German mobile units through Antwerp and its liberation by British troops serving with the 11th Armoured Division.
Description: German soldiers ride through the city on vehicles (many of non-German origin) camouflaged with branches, a measure designed to protect them from detection by Allied fighter-bombers; Belgian civilians impassively watch their occupiers flee from their city. Once the British have arrived in Antwerp the cameraman is able to film in the open; troops from the city's German garrison are rounded up by British infantrymen (8th Battalion Rifle Brigade and 4th Battalion KSLI) and L'Armee Blanche volunteers while, as the citizens of Antwerp celebrate their freedom by greeting the British, producing long-hidden Belgian flags and tearing down German signs and notices, fighting will continues between British tanks (3rd RTR) and the remaining German defenders.