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  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    France - Belgium border. French voiceovered newsreel material.

    Customs guards at Franco Belgian frontier play cards as loaded cars cross border duty free.

    C/U of sign - "Douaine Francaise". M/S of customs officials standing idly by on platform of train station at border. M/S of empty customs hall. Customs officials on the Franco Belgian frontier stand idle while goods pass over the border duty free. C/U French customs officer in uniform, smoking pipe. C/U of three French customs officers playing cards. A bottle of wine stands on the table. Various shots of customs guards standing idly around and sitting on a wall whilst laden cars, a covered wagon and pedestrians carrying loaded baskets pass over the frontier. Narrator comments: "It's a big birthday for international black marketeers".

    Possibly connected with 46/79 - MD.

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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:35:00 / 01:15:13:00
    UNSO Reel 089
    Sort Number:
    UNSO 089
  • Appears in...

    War & Revolution Religion & Politics Entertainment & Humour
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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