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Description: Various shots of wreckage (left by the German 7th Army) on the roads surrounding Chambois: Panther tanks; armoured cars; French peasant leading his horse and farm cart among the debris; halftracks; damaged crucifix (no cross, only the Christ remaining); headless horse; a (live) horse standing in the midst of wrecked tanks; halftrack; Bren carrier; dead German soldier (eyes and mouth full of crawling maggots); close-up of same; dead horses; wrecked jeep; another dead German (face swollen and black, again crawling with maggots); a little French girl in a white frock standing by a white gate-post, in the wind; more dead horses; a smashed tank lying by a stone pedestal (war memorial, with French flag flying from it); another dead German sprawled near bits of twisted machinery; damaged halftrack.
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production company)
Baker, L A C (Production individual)
Hicks (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: German Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: animals, mammals: horse [casualties] (object name)
armour, German: [wrecked] (object name)
buildings, French - monumental: war memorial (object name)
casualties, German dead - battlefield (object name)
destruction, French military - aimed: [+] (object name)
transport, German military: [wrecked] (object name)
Chambois, Orne, France (geography)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 399 ft; Running time: 4 mins
Notes: Summary: very powerful footage, including some neat images (girl in white frock, horse among tanks, crucifix without cross, seemingly self-supporting etc). Shots of dead German soldiers uncompromisingly nauseating.
Technical: print is part of a can comprising ACB 143-144 (total length 956 ft).