• Short Summary

    Military hero Gilbert arrives in Paris after 3rd attempt to escape from prison camp.

  • Description

    Paris, France.

    Gilbert; airman who arrived in Paris after escaping (on his 3rd attempt) from a prison camp. CU Gilbert in middle front; with others around him--teenage boy & a few older men. Gilbert wearing his uniform with 3 medals; looking down at box in his hand; holds it up; then takes out camera; looks through it. World War One. Military heroes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:00:00 / 01:27:16:00
    ON 012 G aka G 0379

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The man seen here is Eugene Gilbert, a French pilot credited with five aerial victories, all scored in 1914 and 1915.

    The three medals described are likely to be his Legion d'Honneur, Medaille Militaire, and Croix de Guerre.

    Despite the daring escape being celebrated here, he was sadly killed later in the war in May 1918........

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