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  • Short Summary

    Paris prepares for war with air raid drills, sand bagging and evacuating children to the country.

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    Unused / Unissued Material - dates unclear or unknown

    Paris, France

    WS. Building with sandbags stuffed into windows. French workman tying sandbags onto lines pan with sandbag as it is raised up. LS. Two men preparing sandbags from a huge pile of sand. MS. Workman hauling line to raise bag. WS. Building with huge pile of sand outside pan to see the front of the building. WS. Workmen preparing sandbags, pan up building. WS. Young evacuees waiting with their bags. WS. Crowded exterior of Gare St Lazare evacuees with their belongings. LS. Young girl helping to lift basket crammed with belongings. WS. Exterior of station with waiting vehicles. WS. Crowded station. WS. Front of public building with sandbags piled up. LS. Workmen carrying sandbags. LS. Workmen unloading sandbags from the back of a lorry. LS. Crowded train and platform. MS. Recruits crowding the doorway of a train WS. packed train and platform. WS. As train starts to pull out from platform hats waving. WS. As the train leaves men leaning out of the window. WS Bunker with Guards patrolling outside. WS. Soldiers digging a trench. WS. Soldiers working with pick axes and shovels. WS. Street. WS. Recruiting office with large crowds outside. MS. Recruits. WS. Recruits get their uniforms. MS. Recruit having his jacket buttoned. MS. Recruit having a gas mask fitted. WS. Recruit emerging hauling up trousers. MS. Recruit Fernandel emerging to his friends in new uniform. MS. Recruit saluting camera. MS. Official reading document. WS. Hostel for evacuated children this sequence contains very good footage of the life of children evacuated to a hostel. WS. Children holding hands in a slowly turning circle. WS. Evacuees playing in the sand. LS. Young child standing on bed a being dressed. MS. Children dressing for bed. WS. Meal time with children seated at big table. MS. Young boy eating. MS. Woman pouring water into children's glasses. MS. Young girl eating. MS. Young boy eating. MS. Children seated at a table. MS. Children seated in deck chairs.

    WS. Group outside the Polish embassy in Paris declaring their allegiance to Poland. LS. Man on building Balcony addressing crowds. WS. Crowds in the street outside the embassy. MS. Poles waiting to sign up. WS. Line of recruits outside waiting to sign up. MS. Recruits. MS. Men signing up for the Polish army. MS. Man signing papers. WS. Arc De Triomph a wreath being laid to an unknown civilian. MS. French guards. WS. Laying of a wreath. CU. Bouquet and dedication. WS. French officials. LS. French Guardsmen at attention. CU. French Dignitaries. WS. Streets of Paris with women carrying gas masks. MS. Shots of women carrying gas masks. MS. Woman cycling with gas mask carried across her back. MS. Couple cycling with gas masks on their back. WS. Wooden scaffolding surrounding statue. WS. Sandbags and scaffolding surrounding a statue. WS. Workmen sandbagging statue. MS. Workmen passing sandbags onto pile. MS. Pan up scaffolding structure to see statues. WS. Shop windows taped over. WS. Window of P & O with a Liner WS. Fire crews standing in front of their engines. CU. Moving along line of fireman. WS. Parading fireman. MS. Speaker cluster giving air raid warning MS. Men pushing out a miniature Bowser and hitching it the back of a van. WS. Street as the warning goes off. Policeman move and get the people off the street. MS. Air raid siren. MS. Men and women entering the shelters with their gas masks. LS. Policemen pointing a civilian towards the shelter. LS. Women going down underground tunnels. WS. Policemen putting on their gas masks. LS. Ambulance crews fitting their gas masks. WS. Deserted Paris Streets. MS. The all clear sounding. VS. Old lady feeding pigeons. CU. Pigeons eating from the old lady's hand. WS. People seated in the park. WS. Paris street people with gas masks. WS. Paris street. various brief shots of Paris streets. WS. Parisian market. WS. Parisian flower stall. WS. Market. LS. Workman. LS. Street cleaner. MS. Woman with broom. MS. Man painting kerb stones. MS. Nuns.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:00:00 / 01:20:25:00
    UN 221 A

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