Download video: Allied Naval Raid On Narvik Aka French Troops At War (1940)
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Various shots of French troops and equipment being transferred to smaller ships in Fjord at about the time of the Narvik battle. Background mountains give good Nordic feel to shots of boats. Includes shot of limp Norwegian flag on flag pole. Various shots of warships and smaller supply ships. - Spacing -
Various shots of French troops resting during lull in battle in 1940. They appear to be resting in a town. Various shots of military traffic on road. Shots of groups of civilian refugees, many with children. - Spacing -
Various shots of troops on the look out in village. The village looks very empty.
Various shots of French army convoy of lorries and motorcycles hidden up in a wood and in farm buildings. The vehicles are camouflaged with twigs and leaves. Various infantry troops on the move.
Shots of blazing buildings on the horizon. Closer shots of burning and probably bombed buildings. Good shots of burning buildings. Poor shots of burning Church spire which collapses.
(Some shots are scratched).
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