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  • Short Summary

    French soldiers march past Chateau Vaux in France, 1916.

  • Description

    A Picture That Will Be Historic - French troops passing the Chateau Vaux - 1916.

    France.

    World War One; military. 1st of July; 1916; Allies launch the Battle of the Somme - French troops passing the battered but magnificent Chateau de Vaux; which had been captured by the Germans in June 1916 during the Battle of Verdun; and retaken by the Allies. Damaged during all that. Cool film: slow pan to left as French soldiers march past the very old, medieval, stone castle; several others stand on side watching. Continue pan left: more troops pouring through the arched gateway in the wall.

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    Film ID:
    1856.01
    Media URN:
    71552
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1916
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:05:00 / 01:00:42:00
    Canister:
    ON 021 M

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