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Title:CHILDREN IN THE CARE OF THE FRENCH RED CROSS IN CAEN [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 124-9
Description: The cameraman surveys the tower, nave and cloisters of the Lycée Malherbe; note the numerous shell-holes in the fabric of the building. A young French nurse plays with infants from refugee families placed in the care of the French Red Cross at the Lycée. The children gather round her as she hands out biscuits and pieces of chocolate and are seen enjoying their treat.
Notes: Note: See with A70 83-1 and 84-5 and refer to A70 82-11, 111-3, 4, 113-11, 120-3, 122-1, 3 for footage dealing with the refugee problem during the Normandy capture. Caen's ordeal from German artillery bombardment had by this time (15/8/1944) ended in the wake of Operations "Goodwood" and "Totalise" which had driven the Germans southwards towards Falaise and the upper Orne.
Remarks: Good 'human interest' footage, in which Sergeant Harris tended to specialise. Best seen with the items of ciné material listed above, notably A70 84-5 which contains additional footage of the Lycée Malherbe.