French Advance Guard retakes German-destroyed Roye
SLATE INFORMATION: Roye Recaptured
Video Roll Title: Roye recaptured: 148ft Issue sheet title: ROYE RECAPTURED
Title: The Germans devastated the town before retreating.
GV. pan French troops advancing into ruined town. Soldiers climbing over rubble from devastated houses.
Title: The General in command of the French advance guard.
SV. French General and officers on horseback.
Title: THE RAILWAY STATION. The Germans not only destroyed the station buildings but tore up the permanent way, overturned trucks, and smashed the engines.
GV. French soldiers walking among the ruins of the railway station.
GV. pan Torn up railway lines, railway wagon turned on its side and sheds in ruins.
SV. Damaged engine in shell of railway shed.
Title: So as to delay the advance, the Germans made a point of destroying all cross-roads.
GV. pan Civilians and soldiers climbing over heap of rubble at cross-roads.
MARCH 1917 (March 17th: The Germans retreat from Roye
MV soldiers on horses along town street.
TITLE THE STATION. The systematic destruction of rails and carriage.
LV soldiers down from street towards foreground rubble of demolition and wreckage
TITLE In the middle of a square, French soldiers have been laid at last to rest in delivered ground.
MLV soldier in from of cross covered in wreaths looking at sign: "TO OUR FRENCH SOLDIERS"
TITLE In the Town Hall, the Germans had established a cinema, the French will now use it to show their retreat.
LV exterior townhall with sign: "LICHTSPIELE ROYE -- Franz Jozeph Sir -- t GBP>gl.ge GBP>ffn v. 3Uhr nachm an." (Roye cinema - every day at 3 o'clock) LV two soldiers passing.
TITLE The General in command of the vanguard who first entered Roye.
MLV wrecked houses TO soldier walking down to rubble, LV group of soldiers and civilians waving flag from among rubble in street
TITLE Old men who will work like Trojans to reconstruct their town.
MV two bearded old men standing, one takes off his overall and seizes spade - winking at each other in confidence
LV soldier among rubble and demolished houses, MLV soldiers and old men among rubble.
TITLE In front of the 1st. French poster.
SCU two men reading poster (only readible word is "DECLARATION")
TITLE The census.
MV soldiers (one holding copy of "HAMBURGER ZEITUNG") interviewing old man (who meanwhile blows his nose in P.T.O. vast handkerchief) from window frame
MV inhabitants (several women with children)
SCU old woman talking with soldier
TITLE The Prefect of the Oise and Roye Mayor amid the inhabitants.
(signs "THEATER STRASSE" and "FRIEDRICH KARL RING")
MLV people in street in from of official building, gendarmes talking with them
TITLE The Noyon junction which the Germans blew up. Despite closed roads and collapsed crossroads, the French heavy artillery advance further than Roye.
MLV troops along road on horseback and with carts, small cannon followed by walking soldiers.
The Devastated Town - Railway Station Cross Roads.
The General in command of the French Advance Guard the first to enter the town after the German retreat
France, Military - Active, Air Raids and War Damage, Animals - Domestic
rubble, devastation, destruction, WWI, World War I, Great War, First World War, war, railway station, demolish
Background: French Advance Guard retakes German-destroyed Roye