Troops of the British Expeditionary Force in Europe during the "phony war," at beginning of World War II
France Date:1939 Duration:1 min 7 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) marching informally, on the cobblestone streets of a town on the Belgian—French border during the so-called "Phoney War," at start of World War 2, in 1939. Some local residents watch and wave to the troops. Some children are seen, including a small girl held in her mother's arms. Soldier on bicycle and a canvas-covered utility vehicle are seen along with the marching infantry. The atmosphere is relaxed with no hint of hostilities.
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