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Summary: Unedited film of Marine commandos and Norwegian troops attacking Westkapelle, Walcheren.
Description: The correct sequence is distorted but the film features: 1. LCTs at sea, with some enemy shellfire landing about them. Naval vessels in the background. 2. LCTs disembarking troops and armoured equipment. 3. Troops advancing through sand dunes towards a burning house, whence come Germans carrying a flag of surrender. 4. Sherman tanks in action in the town, and being reloaded from a tracked supply vehicle. 5. Soldiers advancing warily through the town. They pass a Churchill. 6. Troops dug in and advancing in mutual support through a sparse wood. 7. A Typhoon circling over a wood - strafing and rocket attack. 8. Columns of surrendered German troops - one smiles into the camera, a German delaying to pick up his kit is gestured at with a gun. 9. Local populace greeting soldiers and parading and hoisting the Belgian flag. Other clips include: German notices warning of mines; a bunker called "Waldfrieden"; British troops relaxing and drinking from a water bottle; a soldier on a stretcher and one lying dead; armoured Red Cross vehicles; the Norwegian flag among troops' baggage, and rigged over a burnt-out vehicle; men with radio equipment; a Thompson SMG being field stripped; Bren gun firing; and a soldier firing and loading a captured Dreyse MG13.
Production Country: GB
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy, Royal Marines (regiment/service)
Royal Navy (regiment/service)
Norwegian Army (?) (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - combat: Hawker Typhoon (object name)
armour, British - tank: Churchill (object name)
armour, United States - tank: M4 Sherman & [British] (object name)
celebrations, Dutch - liberation (object name)
combat, Allied (object name)
operations, Allied military - amphibious (object name)
prisoners of war, German - surrender (object name)
ships, British naval - amphibious: LCT (object name)
weapons, British - smallarm: Thompson sub-machine gun (object name)
weapons, German - smallarm: Dreyse MG13 (object name)
Netherlands & Walcheren, Z <Westkapelle> (geography)