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  • Short Summary

    Soldiers erect shields along the side of a country road.

  • Description

    Blinding The Hun.

    Location of events unknown - Western Front (France or Belgium?).

    Pan across a line of shields that have been set up beside a country road. The shields are very tall (about 10 feet tall) look like fabric or canvas stretched over wooden frames and are set up one behind the other. Soldiers (look like French) are seen working on the site, digging for the supports and climbing up ladders to the tops of the frames. A few cars and lorries go by.

    More panning shots of the shield. View of a vehicle approaching on the road with the shields to the right of shot.

    I'm not sure how effectively they are shielding the view of traffic.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1922.08
    Media URN:
    73349
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:20:00 / 01:13:49:00
    Canister:
    ON 140 H

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