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  • Short Summary

    Antiaircraft gunners under attack at Christmas Day 1939 in France.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    France, Christmas 1939.

    Soldiers, presumably BEF (British Expeditionary Force), running along trenches, entering dugout mess. C/U shot of a sign outside reads "Cafe Anglais - Under Royal Patronage." Several men eating their Christmas dinner inside dugout mess. An air raid alert starts and they all run out. Various shots of antiaircraft gun crews taking their positions. Several shots of a 25 pdr artillery battery firing their guns.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    608.18
    Media URN:
    58300
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:40:00 / 01:50:17:00
    Canister:
    UN 195 E

Comments (1)

  1. JasonC says

    When the artillery battery fire their guns was this real or were they just demonstrating for the Pathe cameras?

    Firing simply for a demonstration seems like a waste of resources potentially, yet it seems quite dangerous to have the cameraman above ground during fire no?

    Jason

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