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  • Short Summary

    Nice item showing group of American soldiers attempting to speak French.

  • Description

    World War One. American soldiers' French lesson.

    Pan across large group of US soldiers; some standing; some sitting; in a large semicircle. CU instructor in a suit & hat; standing in front of signs with French phrases; gesturing with a pointer at comments about 'Cette guerre' and 'Ce siege'. Shot of the US guys all waving their hats around- pan across ( one guy standing in front just grinning; thinking of how he'll be able to parler avec les mademoiselles francaises.) More shots of the soldiers listening intently to the lesson. Repeats same footage. Education; language. school of sorts.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1878.23
    Media URN:
    72192
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:57:00 / 01:21:40:00
    Canister:
    ON 072 O

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