French soldiers on battlefield and in bunkers.
Battlefield and Germans in bunkers.
Opens with very hazy shot of smoke from bomb hitting in distance. Then a very clear shot of bomb landing in village; next to a house which is already in ruins.
MS battlefield: MS 2 French soldiers in trench; one sits in a seat raised up so he can peek through hole at top of trench; the other is holding a primitive-looking telephone - or some sort of communications device - up to his ear. MS French artillery firing big gun. Shot of unidentified thing blown up into a tree. Wide shot looking over hills; with explosions in distance. Good shot of a few French soldiers hurrying towards camera, one carries a wounded friend piggyback. MS battlefield debris.
Big explosion sends a torrent of earth flying. 3 French soldiers at machine gun. Bombed house in city with smoke blowing about; pan down street. Another house bombed; can see fire burning through second floor windows. Side view panning on same. Shot of barrel of gun peeking out of foliage.
MS French soldiers in trench; 1 steps between 2 others & ducks down into dugout. Pan upwards; coat hangs on spike in the sloping wall of trench. Helmet lies on ground by trench. MS 3 soldiers at machine gun position; crouched on slope just behind ridge in dry rocky hills / piles of rubble and bombed up dirt; pan right, another soldier stands in background between piles. Very brief. CU German (?) soldier lying on side in grass (maybe shooting?). 2 French soldiers walking through piles & craters. Pan looking over these piles to explosions in distance. CU French soldiers and German prisoners of war walking through trenches and dugouts.
Cataloguer's note: first half has French commentary, duplicate of items ON 446 T and ON 446 L.