Verdun Battle Scenes 1916

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    French Army in action at Verdun autumn 1916; regain territory lost to Germans in spring and summer.

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    Brief shot French troops in narrow shallow trench. MS antiaircraft gunners. Aerial view biplane; apparently has been shot; it falls; goes into slow spin; smoking. French troops marching on road. Troops cross devastated battlefield. A few soldiers make their way through a big mess of wreckage. Soldiers in trench in woods with machine gun mounted on stand. French soldier poses with wreckage of aeroplane. Barrage balloon (the ones with fins) floating. Troops crouched in low trench; climb out; advance to left. Troops run across wide field. Explosion in distance. 2 soldiers sit in foreground of battlefield.

    Troops running; smoke (& fireball?!) in sky. Communications post (in trench?): officer talking on field telephone; Morse operators; etc. Map. Soldiers sit on side of slope amidst destruction. Shells exploding in distance. Camouflaged gun sticks out from sod covering. Field guns in line of trees and bushes. Map. Troop movement: soldiers walking single file on path / between boulders / crossing barbed wire / walking through mist carrying parts of guns / walking on long ridge. View from high position looking out over wide open field. Big gun firing. Troops run toward camera across wide flat field. 2 men walk through another depressing battlefield. MS gun; partly under tarpaulin, firing.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1916
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    77274
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2468.26
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:05:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:47:00 / 02:01:09:00
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    ON 439 B
    Sort Number:
    ON 439 B
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