Derailment of a WWII Military train: Brilliantly captured on film

Derailment of a WWII military train: brilliantly captured on film

This is a highlight of the film La Bataille du Rail, which was made in honour of French railway workers that apposed to the Nazi’s during the second World War. La Bataille du rail is a 1946 French war film directed by René Clément. It depicts the efforts by railway workers in the French Resistance to sabotage German military transport trains during the Second World War, particularly during the Invasion of Normandy by Allied forces. Many of the cast were genuine railway workers. The film was shown at the 1946 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Prix international du jury and Clément won the Best Director Award. The film also won the inaugural Prix Méliès Credit to Military History

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