Richard Gere, Vanessa Redgrave, William Devane, Rachel Roberts, Lisa Eichhorn
Cheshire, Conwy (Wales), Greater Manchester, Kent, London, West Yorkshire
Director : John Schlesinger Production Company : CIP Filmproduktion GmbH Region : LONDON T-Z,SOUTH EAST R-Z,NORTH,WALES
From early 1942 until the invasion of Europe over a million Americans landed in Britain. They came to serve on other battle fronts or to man the vast U.S. bases in England. Hardly a city, town or village remained untouched.
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yank001. From early 1942 until the invasion of Europe, over a million Americans landed in Britain. The Angel & Soldier statue, part of the War Memorial on Trinity Street in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester.
yank002. A convoy of American army vehicles passes through the small Lancashire town en route to the 1st Army Ordnance Depot. Facing south on the Victoria Bridge on Trinity Street, Stalybridge.
yank003. The population watches as the Jeeps and trucks are directed by Special Constable Jim Moreton (Tony Melody).
yank004. Titles roll as the convoy heads away from the town centre. Neil Rigby supports the web site wheredidtheyfilmthat.co.uk with the location being Southowram Bank, Halifax advising that Halifax Minster and the gas holder are still there although the buildings are not.
yank005. Trucks continue up a steep hill and the camera pans to follow.
yank006. Whilst queuing for bread, women of all ages wave at the passing Americans.
yank006n. Neil Rigby in his productive "first trawl" of this film identifies Melbourne Street, Stalybridge, SK152AB with the aid of Goggle. (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 24-12-2014)
yank007. Menfolk peer from windows as their wives watch the procession.
yank008. The convoy passes workmen on bicycles. Neil Rigby believes this to be further down Market Street from yank006 by virtue of detailed stonework beyond the lamp post and the widening pavement. (RL)
yank009. Bombed streets are driven through.
yank010. The rumble of the trucks wakes young Geoffrey Moreton who calls to his sister Jean. Looking along Woods Lane from The Square in Dobcross, Saddleworth, Greater Manchester.