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Title:THE ROAD OF DEATH (SEE ACB 143) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ACB 144
Description: Footage (taken from moving vehicle) of wreckage on the roadsides surrounding Chambois: heaps of dead horses; smashed jeeps; rubble; armoured cars (British); trucks; carts; halftracks; shots of a Morris truck following camera vehicle, marked 'RAFFPU'; dead German soldier lying by a truck; halftracks; film of Allied officer picking his way along roadside with a stick, Panzerjager/Marder 3 in the background and a Maultier truck/halftrack ( a conversion of Opel Blitz trucks fitted with a Panzer 1 track assemblies) in the foreground; British 3ton truck following camera vehicle past two knocked out Panther tanks; Maultier truck/halftrack with 15cm German heavy field howitzer, 37 mm AA-gun on trailer; French peasants (man and woman) struggle along road with sacks and bags; a sign, reading "H Rouchére, Saudagne"; (shot from the side) wrecked halftrack with a 37mm AA-gun, and also multi-barrelled Nebelwerfer rocket launcher; a knocked out Stug assault gun and trucks in a ditch. rear view of a Jagdpanzer IV lying near French war memorial (same as ACB 143, only this time shot from behind, with additional footage of a pig grubbing around in the mud nearby).
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 557 ft; Running time: 6 mins
Notes: Summary: shots briefer that ACB 143, and short on powerful images, but undeniable impact in some of this footage, particularly the final sequence.
Technical: print is part of a can comprising ACB 143-144 (total length 956 ft). Fairly scratched.