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  • Short Summary

    Dramatic re-enactment of Battle of Verdun.

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    Re-enactment of Battle of Verdun, February 21-22, 1916. Verdun-sur-Meuse, France.

    VS German Army artillery team firing field team. Side view of another big gun firing. Wide shot from some meters behind trench, explosions in distance.

    French Army troops manning field guns. Same wide shot fire on ground, flame throwers used. Man peers over trench. More gunfire, sky lighting up.

    High angled shot looking down at German trench, a hail of rubble rains down in front of camera. Germans manning gun position. Back to wide shot soldiers shooting flame throwers from trench. MS Germans at gun. Germans huddled in trench. CU same. CU German looks at watch, he shoots small pistol as a signal. Germans scramble out of trench as bombs hit.

    Bomb explodes near camera. Wide shot soldiers running out of trench. Cut to Germans lying in shallow ditch as bombs explode around them. Wide shot soldiers running over burning ground. Germans lying on ground jump up and run.

    Map showing German line. Convoy of Army trucks parked on road. French troops. Similar shot. French marching. Closer shots of same. French enter narrow trench, single file. Shots of French walking through trenches.

    Intercut with flash frames of intertitles in French.

    Note: item appears to be dramatic re-enactment, possibly mixed with newsreel footage.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:10:00 / 01:49:19:00
    ON 435 I

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