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Title:THE LIBERATION OF BRUSSELS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 150-1
Description: Units of the Guards Armoured Division drive past the burning remains of German trucks and cars on the main road to Brussels. In the city itself, troops serving with the 2nd Armoured Recce Battalion Welsh Guards and the 2nd Household Cavalry Regiment are treated to a joyous reception from its citizens who have rushed out into the streets to welcome their liberators.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Covey (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Guards Armoured Division (regiment/service)
British Army, Household Cavalry, Regiment 2 (regiment/service)
British Army, Welsh Guards, Armoured Recce 2nd Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps 30 (regiment/service)
British Army, Guards Bde Gp 32 (regiment/service)
Keywords: armour, United States - halftrack: M5 (object name)
armour, British - tank: Cromwell (object name)
armour, British - armoured car: Daimler (object name)
transport, German military - car: [wrecked] (object name)
transport, German military - truck: [wrecked] (object name)
celebrations, Belgian - liberation: Brussels (object name)
Brussels, Brabant, Belgium (geography)
Notes: Note: See with A70 145- 5, 8 and 9, 146-3, 147-1 to 6, 150-2 to 12 for footage showing Guards Armoured Division's advance to Brussels from the Seine.
Remarks: Good footage. Best seen with A70 147-4, 5 and 6, 150-7, 11 and 12.
Documentation/associated material: for a bibliography, refer to the first three items listed in A70 145-5 and L F Ellis' 'Welsh Guards at War'.