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Canadian Army Newsreel No. 39

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39.1 Italy: The King Visits Canadians King George and his entourage arrive at 1st Canadian Corps and are met by the 8th Army Commander Sir Henry Maitland Wilson; Major John Mahony is invested with his Victoria Cross for bravery in action during fighting at the Melfa River on May 25, 1944; the King inspects guns and gunners of the Royal Canadian Artillery; tanks and their crews are reviewed; inspects troops with high-ranking officers of the 8th Army and the 1st Canadian Army. 39.2 England: R.C.O.C. Stadium Dedicated The Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps Stadium is opened in England; boxer Tommy Farr, jockey Steve Donoghue and other sporting celebrities attend; Farr referees a fight between Gunner Harvey Batlan and Andy Ross, a former Golden Gloves champ. Boxing card with Al McGinty and Tommy Roberts featured, among others. 39.3 France: Falaise Falls to 1st Canadian Army Tank crews at rest, making repairs; aerial reconnaissance takes off; aerial views of fields, a town in ruins; briefings in the field; armoured vehicles readied and roll out on the Falaise Highway; Canadians cut the German escape route; artillery fire; German prisoners from the 89th Division start to pour in; an American Liberator plane crashes in an open field with its crew parachuting to safety; other planes fly over; Typhoon bombers flying by; prisoners; infantry attempt to get by snipers in the town; tanks firing into a town; street fighting; ruins; injured man has his wounds dressed; the Falaise Pocket is taken by the Allies. Canadian troops captured Falaise on August 18, 1944. To order the complete six DVD set of The Canadian Army Newsreels, please visit http://www.waramps.ca/military/canr.html.