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Title:BRUSSELS CELEBRATES ITS NEW-FOUND FREEDOM [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 150-4
Description: Excited civilians rush up to greet the crew of a 1st Coldstream Guards Sherman tank. An alleged member of the Gestapo is taken away by members of the Belgian White Army (L'Armee Blanche). Tanks, lorries and self-propelled guns belonging to the Guards Armoured Division acquire extra passengers from the huge crowds lining their route through Brussels. In parade with the headquarters of both the Guards Armoured Division and the 2nd Household Cavalry Regiment, troops serving with Colonel Piron's Belgian Brigade return to their capital after a four-year exile.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Ginger (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Belgian Army, Belgian Bde 1 (regiment/service)
British Army, Guards Armoured Division (regiment/service)
British Army, Household Cavalry, Regiment 2 (regiment/service)
British Army, Guards Bde Gp 32 (regiment/service)
Belgian Army, White Army (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps 30 (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Military Police (regiment/service)
Keywords: armour, United States - tank: M4 Sherman & [British] (object name)
armour, British - tank: Cromwell (object name)
armour, British - armoured car: Humber (object name)
armour, British - armoured car: Daimler (object name)
armour, British - armoured car: Staghound (object name)
armour, British - carrier: Loyd (object name)
transport, United States military - truck: Fordson 15cwt 4x2 (object name)
celebrations, Belgian - liberation (object name)
transport, British military - truck: Bedford 3-ton 4x4 QL (object name)
transport, British military - truck, special: Bedford 3-ton 4x4 QLR wireless truck (object name)
armour, British - SPG: Morris Bofors (object name)
law and order, Belgian - detention (object name)
weapons, British - gun [AA]: Bren gun (twin mounted) (object name)
Brussels, Brabant, Belgium (geography)
Notes: Note: See with A70 145-5, 8 and 9, 146-3, 147-1 to 6, 150-1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 showing Guards Armoured Division's advance to Brussels from the Seine.
Remarks: Good footage. Best seen with items listed above.
Documentation/associated material: for a bibliography, refer to the first three items listed in A70 145-5.