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    British troops in France during World War One.

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    British troops in France during World War One.

    Soldiers walking over bumpy ground. Soldiers emerging from dugout / shelter. Artillery unit firing large field gun, other guns in background. A few soldiers sit on the ground, one firing machine gun. Soldiers standing around at army camp. Team of stretcher bearers come along carrying wounded soldier; lay him on the ground, another stretcher goes by.

    Horse artillery approaching going over some boards laid on the muddy ground. Another team of horses pulling supplies on a road. Army truck struggling to drive through the mud. Another artillery scene, troops setting up row of field guns. Soldiers in foreground are digging hole in back of large gun, possible to camouflage it?

    British troops arrive in France, they disembark from large troop ship. Soldiers coming down ramp, shots of soldiers both coming down and going up at same time. Good shot of troops walking up ramp. Horses coming down ramp. Caisson lowered from ship via crane. Soldiers on dock start to move it. Soldiers march towards & past camera. Shot of supplies being unloaded: part of caisson hanging from crane, soldiers reach up to support it as it is lowered. MS soldiers attaching wheels to caisson so it can be rolled along.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    hd format:
    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:38:00 / 01:08:01:00
    ON 426 C

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  1. Unknown user says

    This film collection is almost exclusively of US Troops, and not British Tommies. If you look closely, you will recognize US issue Springfield 1903 rifles and US cartridge belts and US canteens. One soldier carrying a stretcher patient is clearly a US Army officer.

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