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  • Short Summary

    Soldiers in ruins of Cambrai, France during World War One.

  • Description

    Extensive damage in town of Cambrai, France, during World War One.

    Panning shot British soldiers standing in front of ruined town, some smoke, others lean on spades, pan further to show tattered French flag on lamp post. High angled shots soldiers marching through ruins with French flag. VS soldiers marching through ruins. Pan down ruined church spire. CU church bell. CU ruined statues in front of cart. More shots soldiers with spades and axes - army unit sent in to clear rubble?

    Panning shot smouldering rubble, a lone soldier crosses in the foreground. Closer shot of upper part of house with roof on fire. Army firemen pumping water to extinguish fire in house. LS of firemen's ladder leaning against fort-type building, there are large signs in German on the building - was this the German Army headquarters during occupation?

    Note: part of this item was originally part of ON 433 H.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2466.11
    Media URN:
    77221
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1917
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:21:00 / 01:19:51:00
    Canister:
    ON 432 E

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