WORLD WAR II / FIRST PICTURES - INVASION OF FRANCE (1944)
8 p.m.: [March 22, 2023 broadcast]
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Early pictures of American General George S Patton in Africa during World War II.
'The Big Picture' episode narrated by Ronald Reagan depicts the life of U.S. General George S Patton, Jr. Opening scene shows General George S. Patton, Jr. stepping from a landing craft in France, during World War 2. He stands by the side of a road and waves, as elements of his 3rd Army pass in tanks. Patton in a jeep moving with his troops. General Patton pointing with a baton, in North Africa. View of a world globe being circled by a satellite. A baby picture of Patton (called "Georgie"). Patton seen as a boy, fencing, as a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute, and as a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. A smiling Patton at West Point. Members of the first football team for soldiers established by Patton. Renault tanks of the 1st Tank Battalion moving with AEF soldiers in World War I. Tank commander George Patton standing in front of a Renault tank. Group picture of American soldiers and tanks, at the Tank School, in Fort Meade, Maryland, after World War I. Closeup of Dwight D. Eisenhower and George S. Patton, in the group. Patton and his wife, Beatrice Banning Ayer, in Old West costumes, for a party, where he displays a pistol in his belt, and in costumes for another party, where they dress as a knight and his lady on horseback. American recruits and draftees being issued uniforms in World War 2. Lieutenant General George S. Patton, Jr. commanding forces for the invasion of North Africa, in November, 1942. U.S. Navy warships fire their guns in advance of an amphibious landing. Landing craft heading toward shore. U.S. troops coming ashore at Casablanca, French Morocco. General Patton accompanied by French officers. Glimpse of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill at their conference in Casablanca in 1943. Patton riding in an armored car with three-star flag displayed. Artillery firing in battle of Tunisia. Lt. Gen. Patton and others observing operations. British General, Sir Harold Alexander, steps from a light airplane to meet with General Patton in North Africa. They converse. Patton and another officer looking through binoculars from a ridge by the village of El Guettar, as allies engage German troops and armor from the 10th Panzer Division. M3 Lee tanks moving in the desert. Knocked out tanks of the German 10th Panzer Division. General Patton coming aboard an American warship, and then standing with an Italian officer and a U.S. Major General. Allied naval bombardment at night. Patton observing though binoculars. Allied warships bombarding Sicily. Allied amphibious forces heading ashore in landing craft. Troops moving ashore. Closeup of troops in a landing craft. Glimpse of Patton in a landing craft. Troops walking across floating dock from a landing ship. U.S. flag flying in sand at beachhead. Landing ships in background. General Patton stepping ashore from small boat, and conversing onshore with a Brigadier General and some troops. Location: United States USA. Date: 1943.
INVASION OF THE RIVIERA
Title reads: "First Pictures of Invasion of Riviera". <br/> <br/>South of France. <br/> <br/>Various L/Ss of convoy of invasion barges heading for the South of France, barrage balloons fly above them. High angled shot one of the craft. Great C/Us of American soldiers in landing craft listening to officer giving orders. Various shots of soldiers cleaning weapons, preparing for the assault. <br/> <br/>Air to air shots of Dakotas towing gliders to support invasion. Various shots of Naval barrage from allied ships off the coast. Various shots of landing craft heading towards shore. L/S of mass parachute drop. M/S of paratroopers jumping from aeroplane *. <br/> <br/>Various shots of German soldiers who have surrendered and rowed out to one of the convoy fleet in a rubber dinghy. The German's are helped aboard an Allied warship and voluntarily become prisoners of war. <br/> <br/>Various shots of landing craft heading towards land, they are partially hidden by smoke screen. M/S of men on one of the landing craft as they head towards the beach. Various shots of US troops hitting the beach. They receive no opposition and soon set up beachhead. Various shots of American soldiers guarding groups of German prisoners. Various shots American soldiers in fatigues walking through scrubland. <br/> <br/>* old records suggest these shots are library footage and were not taken at actual event.
MOVIETONE'S REVIEW OF THE MOMENTOUS EVENTS IN THE ALLIES' GREAT FIGHT FOR THE FREEDOM OF MANKIND.
ISSUE_NO = 571A NO_OF_ITEMS = 6 ITEM_NO = 3 DESCRIPTION : FIRST PICTURES OF THE LOWLANDS INVASION - Belgians fleeing their country arrive in Paris. Brussels sustained a merciless attack with incendiary bombs causing many fires. CARD_FILE = 38999 CARD_TITLE : Lowlands Invasion SHOT_LIST : CU Newspaper. 4 shots mass of Belgians on Paris Station platform & boarding train. CU small flags. GV train pulls out of Station with people leaning from windows (x3). 4 shots of burning bombed building in Brussels with firemen & hoses. GV bombed house in a terrace. LS Burning building. GV Burning petrol store. CU's burning building (x2). 3 shots Allied motor cycle soldiers through streets. GV army lorries through streets (x2). War Scenes In France, Belgium and Luxembourg Various shots of the appalling havoc caused by Nazi planes. A church is in ruins. People try to remove some of their belongings and firemen are active trying to extinguish the blazes. Not far away is the wreck of a Nazi plane. KEYWORDS : Military - Active; Air Raids and War Damage; Media; Communications; Railways; Fire; Military Alliances; Occupied Countries; Aviation; Vehicles; Airforce - Active; Occupied Countries; Propaganda MATERIAL : TWTD Tape 55A LENGTH_SHOT = 175 DATE_SUBD = 05/16/1940
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Map of France showing advance of Allied troops in northern part of country since D-Day
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Allied invasion force loads up and ships off for southern France ten weeks after D-Day
France Anniversary - Celebrations of 60th anniversary of Provence landings
NAME: FRA ANNIVERSARY 140804N TAPE: EF04/0814 IN_TIME: 10:46:13:00 DURATION: 00:03:04:19 SOURCES: APTN/AP Photos DATELINE: La Motte, 14 Aug 2004/ File RESTRICTIONS: see script SHOTLIST: APTN La Motte - 14 August 2004 1. Wide shot of ceremony honouring parachutists of Operation Dragoon, US national anthem being played 2. US band playing anthem 3. Nine British parachutist veterans lined up to receive the Legion of Honour 4. British, French and US flags 5. Various of Hubert Falco, France's minister for the the third age, presenting the medals AP Photos - No Access Canada/ Internet 6. STILL - World War II landing ships are silhouetted beneath the long muzzle of a gun on a Coast Guard combat cutter in this August 15, 1944, photo, during Operation Dragoon. 7. STILL - American and allied troops wade through the water from a LST (Landing Ship Tank) on an unidentified beach, east of Toulon, southern French riviera, as part of Operation Dragoon, in this August 16, 1944, photo. 8. STILL - Thousands of U.S. 3rd Division troops wait to board Landing Ships Tanks on an unidentified beach in Italy in preparation for Operation Dragoon in this August 10, 1944, photo. 9. STILL - Barrage Balloons hover overhead as a line of WW II Landing Ships Tanks are loaded with vehicles and supplies in a southern Italian harbour in this August 15, 1944, file photo in preparation for Operation Dragoon in the southern French Riviera. 10. STILL - Allied anti-aircraft gunners who had earlier landed on the southern coast of France, fill the air with flak as they fight off a night air raid by German planes in this August 21, 1944 file photo. 11. STILL - American and allied parachute troops are dropped from C-47 planes of the U.S. Army 12th Air Force troop carrier division, as paratroopers and supplies float between Nice and Marseille, southern French riviera, during Operation Dragoon in this August 16, 1944, photo. APTN La Motte - 14 August 2004 6. Nine British parachute veterans lined up 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Robert August Reiber, 5th Scottish Parachute Battalion, The Parachute Regiment: "Well I was 23 years of age, I'm 83 years young now, we don't say old, we say young, and if we have any concern at all it is hoping that you will all be here to say hello to us when we return in ten year's time and have our 70th anniversary. But, no, it's a pleasure being here." 8. Reiber showing off Legion of Honour and other medals, pull out to show photographer showing him the picture he has just taken 9. British bagpiper playing 10. Veterans and family on hill 11. Falco laying wreath at monument to parachutists along with representative of British embassy in France (on right) and member of UK armed forces (on left) 12. Various of veterans standing as national anthems are played 13. Various of British veterans getting into golf buggies and driving off for next ceremony STORYLINE: France opened a weekend tribute on Saturday to the soldiers who helped liberate its land from Nazi Germany's grip in one of the least remembered military operations of World War II - the Allied invasion of southern France. On the eve of a fanfare ceremony before 16 heads of state, and representatives from six other countries - mainly former French colonies in Africa - France thanked British and American veterans of Operation Dragoon for their fearless role in what is best known as "The Other D-Day." The operation came 10 weeks after the bigger, bloodier Normandy invasion of June 6, 1944, and pushed German troops into a closing Allied pincer movement. The weekend of official remembrance began in the small town of La Motte north of Saint Tropez - the first to be liberated. Operation Dragoon started there 60 years ago, on August 15, 1944, when over 9,000 British and American paratroopers jumped from Allied planes into the pre-dawn sky to pave the way for the amphibious landings in an assault by some 350,000 soldiers. Officials bestowed France's most prestigious award, the Legion of Honour, on nine British veterans. Nine American veterans were being honoured later on Saturday at Rhone American cemetery, where 861 U.S. soldiers are buried, near Draguignan. Hundreds of veterans, many stooped with age, and onlookers attended the La Motte ceremony on a rolling golf course surrounded by the clay-coloured hills of the Provence region. "Sixty years ago, you came here so we could be free," Hubert Falco, France's minister for the aging, told the vets. "France will never forget." Under heavy fog and darkness, many of the Allied paratroopers who were supposed to land in the grassy plains around La Motte were dropped off target, making it difficult to regroup. Some plunged into the Mediterranean and perished. Strategically, the southern assault echoed Normandy's Operation Overlord on a smaller scale. Thousands of soldiers parachuted inland overnight ahead of the amphibious landings that delivered troops to beaches between Cannes and Toulon. But the similarities between the two operations ended there. When landing craft pulled onto the French Riviera's beaches, soldiers met minimal resistance. There was no equivalent down south to Hitler's fierce Atlantic Wall in Normandy, and many veterans recall no fighting their first day ashore. The chaos of battle has prevented a definitive Allied death toll, but the French Defence Ministry says 1,300 Allied soldiers died in the operation's first two days. Unlike the Normandy landings, some 200,000 of the troops who stormed ashore in the south were from France's Africa army, made up of men from its colonies. African heads of state make up the majority of leaders present on Sunday when President Jacques Chirac honours the soldiers of Operation Dragoon. Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade says he will establish an annual holiday - Aug.23 - to commemorate the "forgotten" role the hundreds of thousands of African troops played in France's World War II liberation.
LIBERATION OF FRANCE
Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown. <br/> <br/>Liberation of France. 'First Pictures of the invasion of Southern France'. <br/> <br/>High Angle shot shots of a large amount of a variety of military equipment in Naples. L/Ss of American landing vehicles. Various shots of soldiers. <br/> <br/>Shots of hundreds of landing craft at sea. M/S of General Alexander Patch and Admiral Hewitt talking. Several shots of the paratroopers on board Dakotas. Air to air shots of paratroopers jumping out of planes over southern France. <br/> <br/>Shots of warships firing at the coast. Several good shots of the landing craft. Soldiers running onto beach. Various shots of troops fighting, mortars being fired, explosions etc. M/Ss of dead German soldiers. Several more shots of troops coming ashore along with Sherman tanks. Tank moving down road. Various shots of civilians cheering as American troops advance.
Focus: [issue of February 28, 2023]
France 24
( INVASION )
Compilation of material documenting the allied landings on the Northern Coast of France in 1944. Previously seen in Pathe Gazettes I presume. Not linked with new commentary. <br/><br/>C/U of a typewritten communique stating that the allied forces had begun landing that morning. Retrospective - footage of the evacuation of the B.E.F. and allied troops from Dunkirk in 1940 is shown. 4 years later, back to the same Normandy coast. Various shots of troops on board ship, D-Day, wading through the sea etc. "We announce the fact that never in the history of newsreels have such vast plans been made for the coverage of the last great act of liberation." Various shots of troops sleeping on deck, disembarking. First pictures of the opening of the second front. Overhead shot of aircraft from the sky. Bombers move over French coast and blast enemy lines of communication - various shots of explosions. Allied soldiers march through streets and board amphibious vehicles. Winston Churchill visits the assembled Armada. Various shots of Churchill including him giving his famous "V for Victory" sign. Various shots of British, Canadian and American troops boarding ships (some with bicycles). Boats move away from harbour. A truck pushes an amphibious vehicle. Speech by General Eisenhower heard over shots of boats moving through the sea carrying large number of troops. Barrage balloons, warships, amphibious vehicles, paratroops, aircraft, air force, men board C47s. General Pemberton (?) salutes as the aircraft move off. Night shots of aircraft taking off. Channel Islands are seen below the aircraft. Aerial shots of the scenes below the aircraft. <br/><br/>01:43:53 Shots of civilians rushing to buy newspapers for the latest information about D-Day landings. C/U of newspaperman and of various people reading newspapers as they go about their business. Some are working whilst they read - one man paints a shop sign, another climbs down into a manhole. The narrator promises "fuller news pictures which we will present in our next editions of Pathe Gazette." M/S of group of women walking along reading a newspaper.<br/><br/>01:44:20 June the 6th - allied bombers drop bombs on France. Aerial shots of explosions. Air to air shots of aircraft. Coast of Normandy seen from aircraft. Bombs drop. Buildings on fire seen from the air. Fighter aircraft shoot up enemy aircraft and ground targets. Various shots of fire from aircraft. Aircraft and buildings exploding. Troop carrier aircraft, gliders and tow planes mass for take off signal. Various shots of aircraft - large number on the ground with invasion markings of black and white stripes. Panning shot of aircraft on the ground. Aircraft take off, seen in flight. <br/><br/>01:46:40 Men board ship for the battle of Normandy. Various shots of men in uniform walking up gangplanks on to boats. Troop ships move away from harbour. Narrator states that the newsreel has been made longer to show more material of the landings. Aerial shots of sea. Panning shots of warships firing shots. Guns are fired. Shells are loaded. Enemy shells begin to drop among the landing craft. Beach heads are established - aerial shot of coastline and ships at sea. Smoke screens are blown across. Allied Service Photographic Units and newsreel cameramen put "this amazing scene on celluloid." More shots of combat. Soldiers walking along the beach, ships on fire, injured men, landing craft, etc. <br/><br/>01:49:46 First casualties are brought out to the waiting ships. Various shots of injured men being transported to ships which stand offshore. Men on stretchers are lifted aboard, others are helped by fellow soldiers. English side of the Channel. Tank landing craft bring injured men home to southern ports. Red Cross orderlies help the wounded ashore. A man is lifted into a Red Cross ambulance.<br/><br/>01:50:44 "...the Navy keeps up its cross channel service." Various shots of troop ships. Shots of the raging battle on the French coast. Various shots of amphibious vehicles making their way up onto the beach and men disembarking. Buildings on fire. Railway station of Bernieres (sp?) M/S of signpost to St Aubin. Concrete gun emplacements, beach obstructions, block houses are all blasted out of existence by the allies. Pneumatic drills and dynamite are used. Naval guns lying off shore and allied warships are shown. Bombs are dropped. Bridges and roads are severed. Various shots of aircraft in flight and bombs being dropped. Admiral Ramsay and General Dwight D Eisenhower aboard a warship - C/U of the two men. General Bernard Montgomery joins them. Shots of the three men. C/U of Montgomery. Montgomery is helped down the side of a ship. Monty goes ashore aboard an amphibious vehicle. He salutes and talks to other military men. Glider reinforcements fly overhead. The 6th British Airborne Division is singled out by the narrator for special praise. Panning shots of their aircraft on the ground and soldiers walking through a field.<br/><br/>01:55:20 D-Day plus one. Various shots of soldiers on the march. M/S of a Minefield sign with a scull and crossbones painted upon it. Men walk through war torn landscapes. Wrecked buildings, bomb damage. Various shots of combat - shots are fired, buildings on fire, explosions, smoke etc. Civilians - French shake hands with the British and point out army entrenchments. Men walk along railway line. Tanks roll through the Normandy streets. French civilians wave at the liberating armies. M/S of group of German prisoners of war surrendering with their arms up. Group of prisoners of war stand to attention. High angle of troops on the march.<br/><br/>01:57:26 Pathe cameraman Jock Gemmel turns his camera on a Rhino Raft laden with German prisoners. Shots of "hundreds of beaten Bosch" being transported to Britain. Prisoners are transferred to an LCT. Russian, French and Polish nationals are amongst the prisoners taken. Various shots of the prisoners including a Colonel, "a privileged voyager". Germans arrive in England. Panning shot of the prisoners lined up in the English port.
France Diana - Photographers' acquittals upheld in Diana case
NAME: FRA DIANA 140904 TAPE: EF04/0916 IN_TIME: 10:38:48:14 DURATION: 00:01:46:13 SOURCES: APTN DATELINE: Paris - 14 Sep 2004 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST 1. Exterior Paris Court of Justice 2. Outside shot of courtroom where verdict is being delivered 3. Accused photographer Jacques Langevin wearing leather jacket enters courtroom with his lawyer 4. Langevin inside courtroom seen through window glass 5. SOUNDBITE: (French) Jacques Langevin, Accused Photographer "This is the kind of case that can go on forever. And it's not finished I think. It's the kind of case that can last forever. We'll make films, detective stories, and novels about it. It's that kind of a story." 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jacques Langevin, Accused Photographer "I feel good. You know before coming I felt confident about the issue. So it's not the final issue because Mr. Fayed can go to the cassation (Supreme Court of Appeals) in French so he can try again but I think the judge confirmed what they decided before and it's good, it's good." 7. Langevin and his lawyer descending staircase of courthouse 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jacques Langevin, Accused Photographer "I hope that this is the end. It's finished completely. I hope it. But as I told you, it depends on Mr. Fayed, if he wants to go further. I think this man wants to go in many directions so I don't know exactly what he wants." 9. Langevin and attorney walking out of courthouse Paris Appeals Court wide shot STORYLINE A Paris appeals court upheld on Tuesday the acquittals of three photographers accused of invasion of privacy, after they took pictures of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed at the scene of their deadly crash. Jacques Langevin, Christian Martinez and Fabrice Chassery were first acquitted last November. Dodi Fayed's father, Egyptian-born billionaire Mohammed Al Fayed, filed an appeal, which was rejected by the Paris court. The three men were among the swarm of photographers who pursued the car carrying Diana and her boyfriend across Paris on the 31st of August 1997. They took photos, that were never, published after the car crashed into the pillar of a traffic tunnel. A five-year investigation into the crash concluded that chauffeur Henri Paul, who was also killed, had been drinking and was speeding.
Entertainment Golden Globes 2 - Nominations announced for first round in awards season
TAPE: EF03/1130 IN_TIME: 2110:44 DURATION: 10:04 SOURCES: APTN/Various RESTRICTIONS: No re-use/re-sale of film clips without clearance-No Internet DATELINE: Los Angeles, 18 Dec 2003 SHOTLIST ABC Pool 1. Uma Thurman announces best director New Line Cinema 2.Clip ' The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' Miramax 3.Clip 'Cold Mountain' ABC Pool 4. Announcement Best Motion Picture Drama 20th Century Fox 5. Clip 'Master and Commander' Warner Bros 6. Clip 'Mystic River' ABC Pool 7. Announcement best actor in a motion picture drama Warner Bros 8. Clip 'The Last Samurai' Miramax 9. Clip 'House of Sand and Fog' Warner Bros 10. Clip 'Mystic River' ABC Pool 11. Announcement best actress in a motion picture drama Miramax 12. Clip 'Cold Mountain' New Market Films group 13. Clip 'Monster' Lions Gate Films 14. Clip 'Girl With A Pearl Earing' Miramax 15. Clip 'Kill Bill' ABC Pool 13. Announcement best picture musical or comedy UIP 14. Clip 'Love Actually' 15. Clip 'Lost In Translation' Buena Vista 16. Clip 'Finding Nemo' ABC Pool 15. Announcement best actor in musical or comedy UIP 16. Clip 'School of Rock' Sony 17. Clip 'Something's Gotta Give' Buena Vista 18. Clip 'Pirates of the Caribbean' ABC Pool 16. Announcement best actress in musical or comedy Buena Vista 17. Clip 'Calendar Girls' Buena Vista 18. Clip 'Freaky Friday' ABC Pool 17. Announcement best supporting actor Lions Gate Films 18. Clip 'The Cooler' Columbia TriStar 19. Clip 'Big Fish' ABC Pool 18. Announcement best supporting actress Fine Line Features 19. Clip 'American Splendor' 20th Century Fox 20. Clip 'thirteen' Sony Pictures Classics 21. Clip 'Monsieur Ibrahim' Sony Pictures Classics 22. Clip 'Goodbye Lenin' CIVIL WAR DRAMA LEADS GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS The Civil War epic "Cold Mountain" collected a leading eight Golden Globe nominations Thursday including best drama, as Hollywood marked the start of its annual trophy-giving season. "Lost in Translation," starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, and "Mystic River," the story of three adult friends linked by tragic crimes, were both runner-ups with five nominations each. Along with "Cold Mountain" and "Mystic River," best movie drama contenders were the seafaring epic "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," the true-life horse racing story "Seabiscuit" and the fantasy saga "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." "The Return of the King," the third film in a hugely successful trilogy had a total of four nominations including Peter Jackson for best director. "Big Fish," director Tim Burton's offbeat story of a charismatic father and his repressed son also had four nominations including best musical or comedy. It competes against the year's highest-grossing movie, the computer animated "Finding Nemo," and three smaller films: "Lost in Translation," the soccer coming-of-age story "Bend it Like Beckham" and the British holiday romance anthology "Love Actually." Jack Black was a surprise nominee for lead comedy or musical film actor for his loudmouth role as a phony music teacher in "The School of Rock" while Johnny Depp was nominated for playing a wobbly buccaneer in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl." Other nominees in the category: Murray for "Lost in Translation," Jack Nicholson for "Something's Gotta Give," and Billy Bob Thornton for "Bad Santa." Johansson was recognised in the lead comedy film actress category for "Lost in Translation," while Diane Keaton was up for "Something's Gotta Give" and Helen Mirren for "Calendar Girls," two films about beauty and romance among older women. Jamie Lee Curtis was also recognised in the category for playing a mom who switches bodies with her teenage daughter in the remake "Freaky Friday," while Diane Lane received a bid for the romance "Under the Tuscan Sun." Renee Zellweger as a tough mountain woman in "Cold Mountain" and Hope Davis as the wife of a cranky comic book scribe in "American Splendor" were among supporting movie actress nominees along with Patricia Clarkson in "Pieces of April," Holly Hunter in "thirteen" and Maria Bello in "The Cooler." In the supporting movie actor class, Albert Finney was nominated for playing a tall-tale teller in "Big Fish," while Alec Baldwin was recognised for playing a casino boss in "The Cooler." William H. Macy also received a bid for playing a colourful but fictional horse race announcer in "Seabiscuit." Other nominees included Ken Watanabe as a warrior in "The Last Samurai," Tim Robbins as a grown-up sexual abuse victim in "Mystic River" and Peter Sarsgaard for his role as a skeptical editor in "Shattered Glass." The nominations for best foreign language film included the German hit "Goodbye, Lenin!" and the French film "Monsieur Ibrahim". Short list of nominees (motion pictures) for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globe Awards, to be presented January 25: Picture, Drama: "Cold Mountain"; "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"; "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"; "Mystic River"; "Seabiscuit." Actress, Drama: Cate Blanchett, "Veronica Guerin"; Nicole Kidman, "Cold Mountain"; Scarlett Johansson, "Girl With a Pearl Earring"; Charlize Theron, "Monster"; Uma Thurman, "Kill Bill - Vol. 1"; Evan Rachel Wood, "thirteen." Actor, Drama: Russell Crowe, "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"; Tom Cruise, "The Last Samurai"; Ben Kingsley, "House of Sand and Fog"; Jude Law, "Cold Mountain"; Sean Penn, "Mystic River." Foreign Language: "The Barbarian Invasions," Canada; "Goodbye, Lenin!" Germany; "Monsieur Ibrahim," France; "Osama," Afghanistan; "The Return," Russia. Supporting Actress: Maria Bello, "The Cooler"; Patricia Clarkson, "Pieces of April"; Hope Davis, "American Splendor"; Holly Hunter, "thirteen"; Renee Zellweger, "Cold Mountain." Supporting Actor: Alec Baldwin, "The Cooler"; Albert Finney, "Big Fish"; William H. Macy, "Seabiscuit"; Tim Robbins, "Mystic River"; Peter Sarsgaard, "Shattered Glass"; Ken Watanabe, "The Last Samurai." Director: Sofia Coppola, "Lost in Translation"; Clint Eastwood, "Mystic River"; Peter Jackson, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"; Anthony Minghella, "Cold Mountain"; Peter Weir, "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World." FILM CLIP DETAILS The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' New Line Cinema 1 310 854 5811 Master And Commander 20th Century Fox 1 310 369 3605 Mystic River Warner Bros 1 818 977 6278 House Of Dand and Fog Miramax 1 212 941 3800 The Last Samurai Warner Bros 1 818 977 6278 Cold Mountain Miramax 1 212 941 3800 Monster New Market Films group Love Actually UIP 44 (0) 20 8741 9602
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Walter Ehlers Interview and B-roll
WWII VETERANS MEMORIAL - WKND NEWS Interview and cover footage with Medal of Honor recipient Walter D. Ehlers for a Weekend News spot on the opening of the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. TAPE 2 OF 2 02:00:34 I was walking up to the CP, and the colonel called me by my last name, said Sergeant Ehlers, what are you doing here? I didn't know the Colonel even knew me. I didn't know the colonel either. Well, I said I'm reporting for duty, and he said, you should be back in the states collecting the Medal of Honor from the president. I said, yes sir, I read about it in the Stars and Striped. Anyway, he took me back to headquarters and the next day General Hughner was having a press conference and he had me come up. And so I'm standing there with all the press and they just thought I was a runner or something. 02:01:17 Gen. Hughner was talking about the 1st Division, and the men in it, and he said, men like this young man right here. So he told them what I did on the 9th and 10th of June. And then he turned the press over to me, and they asked me if I liked killing Germans, and I told them, no, I didn't like killing anybody. They asked me if I hated them, and I said I'd never hated anybody either. 02:01:51 They kept asking me all these stupid questions. And then when it was all over, Gen. Hughner came up to me and said, you handle the press better than anyone I've ever met. (laughter) He had his arm around my shoulder and he said I'm going to promote you to second lieutenant, so I got my battlefield commission. 02:02:19 On the 8th of December, I got discharged from the Army, and on the 9th of December I became a second lieutenant. And so I was there and they came in and woke me up. The division had been on the front line ever since D-Day on. And this is the first time they were getting a rest period. And like the first one, we got into France (dog barking). 02:03:37 We got our clothes and things and then we got orders that Patton wanted the first division to be with them when they made the breakthrough at St. Low (sp). And our division went down and joined them at St. Low. And of course that's when I got wounded. Again, when we're up here on the front line, they're only back a couple days and the Germans make this breakthrough. Well, they came and woke me up in the night, said, Lt. Ehlers, we've got to get you out of here. I said, what the heck's the hurry? Well, they said, we've got to get you back to Paris to get your medal of honor before you get killed. 02:04:24 That's when I asked them what was the big hurry, and they said, well, the Germans had landed behind us and they were infiltrating our lines wearing our uniforms and speaking perfect English and out there directing traffic. And so they wanted to get me back to Paris to get my medal of honor, so they sent me back there to get my medal of honor. I got back there and they said, well I had more points than anyone in the division, because I'd been through Africa and Sicily. And so that was my third invasion and all that stuff. So I did have a lot of point, but they said they were sending me back for thirty days leave because I had more points than anyone, but they were really sending me back because I had the Medal of Honor. 02:05:17 Otherwise I'd never have been there. The thirty days was really hard on me because when I got back, why the Battle of the Bulge was going full blast. And I just couldn't hardly stand it. Because here I'd left all these guys I'd soldiered with, and the war wasn't over and I'm home enjoying myself. That was kind of hard on me for awhile. 02:05:44 I had orders to go back, so I went back in January, rejoined the outfit, and fought from there rest of the way through. 02:06:04 I have three purple hearts. The last time they didn't give me a purple heart because I was wounded by one of my own men. (he explains this accident) 02:07:47 I was just doing what I was supposed to be doing. I enlisted for three years and the duration. When I enlisted, the told us we were enlisting for three years and the duration, in case we went to war. Well, that was in 1940, so I was in two years before the war started. I had a lot of training, with weapons, and with people, before the war started. And that helped a lot. 02:08:22 There were times when I was leading a platoon, or even leading a squad, and I was out in the front there, and I'd be so sick to my stomach I thought I was going to die. Because you knew the Germans were there, they had their guns pointed at you. Until that first round comes, all of a sudden all that goes away, and your adrenalin takes over, and you're doing what you have to do. 02:08:50 And it's just one of the mechanisms in your body you don't control. It takes care of you. But I wouldn't say that I would become unscared. That wasn't the point. The point is, you don't feel what's really bothering you, because you're so scared. It was the emotion that was causing the pain in your stomach and things like that. But when the adrenaline takes over it becomes something else. 02:09:25 02:09:32 cu medal 02:10:01 medal in its box 02:10:08 zoom into medal 02:11:04 outside of box, with "Medal of Honor" written 02:11:30 French Legion of Honor medal in box ms 02:11:48 zoom into medal 02:12:47 Walter shows off French medal 02:13:10 Exterior of French medal box 02:13:23 cu of another medal (from knighting by the Belgians) 02:14:46 picture of Walter at age 23 02:15:25 picture of him receiving a medal 02:15:48 same photo.focus on chest 02:16:29 pan up to face 02:17:07 another photo: pan from medals on chest to smiling face 02:17:38 back to medals 02:17:50 same picture on black background 02:18:16 picture of Walter and his brother in uniform 02:18:43 zoom into picture (Walt on right, brother Ron who died on D-Day is on the left) 02:20:03 action figure of Walt 02:21:26 cu of book about Medal of Honor 02:21:33 pull out to Walt and his wife reading the book 02:22:16 cu of Walt's face 02:22:20 pan to his wife's face 02:23:12 head on of them reading the book 02:23:27 over the shoulder of them looking at Walt's picture in the book 02:23:31 pull out to them reading book
Universal Newsreel: Volume 33 Release 81-88 (1960)
Universal Newsreels Vol. 33 Release 81-88 (1960) Release Dates: Oct 6,1960 - Oct 31,1960 Oct 6, (Release 81)- 61 DIE IN BOSTON AIRLINER CRASH: an intensive investigation follows; COURIER SATELLITE LAUNCHED: From Cape Canaveral, a Thor-Able-Star rocket carries the 500 pound Courier communications satellite into orbit; WORLD SERIES OPENS: Yankees are brought to earth as their defense crumbles before a smashing Pittsburgh attack.Oct 10, (Release 82)- FLOODS RIP SOUTHERN FRANCE: The worst floods in decades ravage south and central France; The world premiere of SPARTACUS", is a glittering event; Football: ARMY LOSES TO PENN STATE; OHIO STATE CRUSHES ILLINOIS; WORLD SERIES: in the 5th game, the Pittsburgh nine stay in charge as they win5-2, putting them one key game ahead in the World Series games tally. Oct 13, (Release 83)- JAPANESE FANATIC SLAYS LEFT-WING LEADER: At a Tokyo rally, a Socialist leader is slain by an ultra-nationalist wielding a foot-long sword; RED U.N. DELEGATES DISRUPT U.N. SESSION; An Estonian crewman from Khrushchev's ship is granted sanctuary in America, and tells why he fled the Soviet empire; World Series Finale: Pirates vs. Yankees. Oct 17, (Release 84)- FREE CHINA'S BIRTHDAY: On Formosa, Nationalist China celebrates its 11th year in island exile; FOOTBALL: IOWA EDGES WISCONSIN, 28-21; TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO: ARMISTICE DAY- speaking at the Tomb of the UNKNOWN SOLDIER, FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT / FDR pledged America to the goal of Peace. Oct 20, (Release 85)- NIXON - KENNEDY: As a public service this factual close-up of the 1960 Presidential aspirants. Exclusive statements by both candidates. Kennedy is seen receiving ovation of Democratic National Convention following his victory on the first ballot. Nixon is hailed by Republican National Convention as successor to Eisenhower. Oct 24, (Release 86)- BRITAIN LAUNCHES FIRST NUCLEAR SUB; the Royal Air Force's "Black Arrow: jets soar; ALPINEERS SOUND HORNS: An unusual picture close-up on the world's most unusual musical instruments; HOLLYWOOD HAILS "SPARTACUS"; MOVIE PREMIERE FOOTBALL: IOWA DOWNS PURDUE 21-14. Oct 27, (Release 87)- MEXICO HAILS IKE: PRESIDENT DWIGHT EISENHOWER is presented with the keys to the city on his trip to Mexico; FRENCH PRESIDENT CHARLES DE GAULLE TOURS FRANCE; FOOTBALL: EAGLES UPSET BROWNS; TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO: ELECTION DAY - FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT / FDR returns to office; EARTHQUAKES shock North America; GREECE restores the monarchy. Oct 31, (Release 88)- Fidel Castro arms mercenaries of an "imminent invasion" of Cuba by the U.S. Khrushchev supports Castro's charges; Louis Armstrong arrives in the troubled Congo on a State good-will mission; CANADA VIES FOR FASHION HONORS; SPROTSl FOOTBALL - PITTSBURGH UPSETS SYRACUSE; NAVY DOWNS NOTRE DAME.
China United States: the new cold war?
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France DDay Preview - Preview ahead of D Day anniversary
NAME: D DAY PREVIEW LONG TAPE: EF04/0561 IN_TIME: 10:22:17:01 DURATION: 00:04:52:12 SOURCES: VARIOUS DATELINE: Various, 27 May 2004/ File RESTRICTIONS: See Script SHOTLIST : APTN Arromanches, France May 27, 2004 1. Mid shot sunrise and sea with floating barge, rest of the artificial harbour built for the amphibious landing 2. Pan from coast to beach at sunrise US Department of Defence File - APTN Clients Only (NO LIBRARY USE) 3. Various of Normandy beach landings on June 6, 1944 (PLEASE NOTE - Soundtrack is a voiceover of a documentary made shortly after the war) UPSOUND: (Voice over in English) "On the beaches called Omaha and Utah, and Sword and Gold and Juno they come ashore. On the murderous sands of Normandy and its rim of watery hell they push against the gates of Fortress Europe, and the fates of war and freedom await their performance." APTN Pegasus Bridge, Near Ranville, France - May 27, 2004 4. Wide shot Pegasus Bridge 5. Bridge reflecting in water 6. Wide shot Pegasus Bridge 7. Pan bridge to cafe Gondree 8. Close up sign on cafe 9. Set up shot of Arlette Gondree 10. Photo of Arlette's parents 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Arlette Gondree "Both of my parents were working for the British Army to pass on information as to what the occupants were doing in the village and on the bridges. So the cafe was where my father would meet some British spies to pass those informations on." 12. Arlette serving clients 13. Mid shot bridge with cafe in background Still Photo courtesy of UK Ministry of Defence (NO LIBRARY USE) 14. Still photo showing two of the three Horsas which landed next to Pegasus Bridge at 0016 local on the morning of 6 June. (This picture was taken on 10 July 1944. The aircraft noses are missing - the cockpits were also the loading door, and could be swung open or ripped off to unload heavy equipment more easily.) 15. Still photo showing - Men of the Heavy Glider Servicing Unit in a French field after D-Day salvaging a Horsa glider - those that were repairable were taken back to England APTN Arromanches, France - May 27, 2004 16. Various shots of the beach with batteries, barges APTN Sainte- Mere L'Eglise, France - May 27, 2004 17. Wide entrance of village with sign "Sainte-Mere l'Eglise" 18. Wide shot church with dummy paratrooper hanging from the church's spire 19. Various shots of dummy paratrooper hanging from the church's spire 20. Tom Englefield walking in front of church 21. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tom Englefield, British tourist and ex-serviceman "A long time ago and a lot of lives were lost. But it was all worthwhile. I mean, as a ex-serviceman, I say yes it was worthwhile." 22. Pan down US and French flags surrounding memorial monument, with church in background 23. Close up monument saying "5th-6th June 1944 - the 82nd and 101st div. USA of paratroops liberate the district" Caen, France - May 27, 2004 24. Wide shot exterior of WW2 Memorial museum 25. Set up shots Geoffrey Sneezum 26. SOUNDBITE (English) Geoffrey Sneezum, British veteran, 85 years old "To me, the landing on the 6th of June was extremely important because although the weather was bad, it went badly for the first few days, the first week it went badly because of the casualties, but we recovered." 27. Close up old photo of German soldier in uniform 28. Set up shot Walter Hofmann 29. SOUNDBITE (German) Walter Hofmann, German veteran, 79 years old "There's been an alarm (on D-Day) around 4am and we've been told that we'll have to fight and that it will probably be hard." 30. Set up shots Bill Coleman 31. SOUNDBITE (English) Bill Coleman, American veteran from Virginia, 80 years old "The people have not forgotten. I have all kinds of French people coming, French children coming, putting flowers on the graves at the cemetery. They have not forgotten. " Colleville-Sur-Mer, France - May 27, 2004 32. Medium shot of crosses at the American war cemetery 33. Various of the American war cemetery and crosses. La Cambe, France - May 27, 2004 34. Wide shot German War cemetery 35. Various shots of German graves 36. Wide man walking in German cemetery Pointe du Hoc, France - May 27, 2004 37. Wide shot beach with US Ranger Memorial 38. Sunset over beach and sea STORYLINE: Sixty years ago, on the morning of June 6th 1944, Allied troops began landing on the beaches of Normandy in France. This has become known in history as D-Day: the greatest seaborne invasion ever which brought the eventual liberation of Europe and the end of the Second World War. Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-Day, the turning point of World War II. On the night of 5th /6th June, 1944, British troops in gliders landed near Pegasus Bridge, stormed the German defence forces, spanning the Caen Canal. The troops took the bridge and held it until they were relieved by fresh troops later that day. This operation paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe. The Gondree Cafe, located just past Pegasus Bridge on the south side of the Orne River, was used at the time as an aid post and was one of the first pieces of French soil to be liberated by Allied troops. The cafe owner, Monsieur Gondree, dug up his supply of champagne from the garden and gladly shared it with his liberators. The Gondree Cafe has since become the first stop for any visitor to this part of the battlefield; it is still owned by the Gondree family. "Both of my parents were working for the British Army to pass on information as to what the occupants were doing in the village and on the bridges. So the cafe was where my father would meet some British spies to pass those informations on" Arlette Gondree told APTN. On 6th June 1944, 2,727 ships sailed to the Normandy beaches and on the first day landed 156-thousand men on a front of thirty miles. It was the largest and most powerful armada that has ever sailed. The Allies also sent in three airborne divisions, two American and one British, to prepare for the main assault by taking certain strategic points and by disrupting German communications. Of the 23-thousand airborne troops, 15,500 were Americans and of these, 6,000 were killed or seriously wounded. Over the next couple of days 156,215 troops were landed from sea and air in Normandy, at a cost of some 10,300 casualties. The little village of Sainte-Mere-l'Eglise in Normandy is one of the enduring symbols of D-Day. On that day at about 1am, 15-thousand Allied paratroopers were dropped in and around this town. The 3rd battalion, 505th regiment landed on the main square and all around Sainte-Mere-l'Eglise and took the village at 4.30am from German occupation. In front of the town hall, the first American flag was raised on a portion of France. During the drop, American paratrooper John Steele's parachute got caught on the church spire. For two hours, Steele hung in the air, his parachute hooked on the bell tower, feigning death before being taken prisoner by the Germans. Sixty years later, a dummy paratrooper still hangs from the church's spire to honour his memory. World War 2 allied and German veterans have also started to gather elsewhere in Normandy, ahead of the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings. APTN met some of them at the Caen Memorial. This museum, inaugurated in 1988 by former French president Francois Mitterrand, is also called the Peace Museum. It's one of the biggest museums dedicated to the history of World War II. Geoffrey Sneezum, a British veteran, was 25 years old in 1944. A Lieutenant in the 6th Airborne Division, he was one of the 150-thousand men who landed in Normandy on June 6th 1944. "To me, the landing on the 6th of June was extremely important because although the weather was bad, it went badly for the first few days, the first week it went badly because of the casualties, but we recovered", he told APTN. Bill Coleman, an American veteran from Virginia, was 20 years old in 1944. He landed on Omaha beach on June 8th 1944 with the 820 Ordinance Base Depot. A few weeks later, Coleman was seriously injured when his truck was hit by German gunfire. His knee damaged, he enlisted as a saxophonist in the Cherbourg orchestra, the Normandy Knights, to boost the morale of the allied troops. He went on to marry a French woman and still lives in Normandy. "The people have not forgotten. I have all kinds of French people coming, French children coming, putting flowers on the graves at the cemetery. They have not forgotten. And I'm very grateful" he told us. Many batteries, cemeteries, concrete bunkers remain on the Norman beaches. One of the biggest American war cemeteries is located in Colleville-sur-Mer, on a cliff overlooking Omaha beach - 9,387 American servicemen and women are buried there, 307 of which are Unknowns. The cemetery, which spans 175 acres, is one of fourteen permanent American World War II cemeteries constructed on foreign soil. Free use as a permanent burial ground was granted by the government of France in perpetuity without charge or taxation. Germany also lost a lot of soldiers during the war. La Cambe is the largest German war cemetery in Lower Normandy. In a clearing dotted with trees and Maltese crosses in groups of five, more than 21,200 soldiers are buried - generally in twos - beneath small slabs almost flush with the short grass. In the centre, an impressive tumulus, surmounted by a large cross flanked by statues, marks the place where the remains of 296 unidentified soldiers were buried. In just a few days American President George Bush, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Queen Elizabeth II and Russian President Vladimir Putin along with hundreds of Allied and German veterans will gather in Normandy to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Allied landings. Germany's Gerhard Schroeder will also attend the celebrations - marking the first time a German leader has been invited.
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France 5
France Disneyland - 10th anniversary of Disneyland, new theme park opens
TAPE: EF02/0222 IN_TIME: 00:31:49 DURATION: 2:38 SOURCES: Disney VNR RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Marne La Vallee, 16 March 2002 SHOTLIST: Marne La Vallee - 16 March 2002 Day shots: 1. Various of dancing before new theme park is unveiled 2. Wide of opening ceremony 3. Mid shot opening ceremony for Walt Disney Studios, men with clapperboards 4. Unveiling of new theme park 5. Various of Disney cartoon characters with children 6. Top shot people crowding into new park 7. SOUNDBITE (French) Vox Pop: "It's a great reason to come back ten years later with our son who was here in 1992 when the first park opened. It's a really great opportunity to come and be able to take advantage of the opening of this one." 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Vox Pop: "It's marvellous. It's very exciting, a once in a lifetime. Yeh, it's a real dream come true." Marne La Vallee - 15 March 2002 Night shots: 9. Various top shots of Disneyland park and Cinderella castle lit up 10. Red carpet leading out of Cinderella castle for guests to gala preview of the Walt Disney Studios Park 11. Minnie and Mickey Mouse 12. Various of European and American celebrities including Jerry Bruckenheimer, Phil Collins, Rosanna Arquette, Charlie Sheen, Roger Moore, David Hasselhoff, Cliff Richard 13. Wide top shot of Disneyland park lit up 14. Wide shot fireworks 15. Wide shot of Cinderella castle with fireworks behind 16. Dancers waving to crowds 17. Fireworks STORYLINE: Disneyland Resort Paris celebrated its tenth anniversary on Saturday with the opening of a new theme park, Walt Disney Studios Park. The new park, located next to Disneyland Paris, features new shows and attractions based on popular European and American cinema and television shows, and features animation, stunts and special effects. On the eve of the anniversary, Disney held a huge gala party in the Disneyland park, with thousands of guests including European and American stars from the worlds of film, television and the music. The new park, which opens to the public on Saturday morning, is in part a re-creation of a classic movie studio of the 1930s. With palm trees, Spanish Revival-style buildings and a miniature 1940s Hollywood Boulevard, where starlets in veiled hats pose for the cameras and "producers" recruit visitors as actors, the new park goes heavy on the Tinseltown theme that's drawn crowds to Disney-MGM Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida. In a country that's sensitive to the invasion of big U-S blockbusters, the park also is careful to pay tribute to Europe's filmmaking traditions. Italian street musicians play tunes from Federico Fellini movies on accordion and mandolin, and visitors set off a rain shower when they pose for pictures outside a shop called "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg," after the 1964 French musical starring Catherine Deneuve. One film highlights the European origins of Disney's great fairytale classics: When Cinderella weeps, she's speaking French, while Pinocchio cries out for help in Italian.
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