Good item showing French soldiers, some wounded, at the Front.
Soldiers at the Front - but not during battle - there has obviously been fighting here but not while this was filmed; this is a little way back from the front line. This footage gives a very vivid impression of life on the Western Front.
French soldiers carry wounded man on stretcher through a corridor walled by bales of hay. Other men also walk past; including a couple who have lesser wounds. Some soldiers pass; walking away with rifles; bedrolls; many bags strapped on; cooking pot; etc. Then several men walk past carrying big jugs. Wide shot giving a good view of life near the front: German prisoners carry stretcher across a primitive bridge; 2 French soldiers; 1 of them wounded in arm; follow; in background several French soldiers stand in front of some rough-looking structures; dugouts; etc.; all around are bare and shattered trees.
MS soldier looking out of hole in some blown apart concrete structure with steel webbing sticking out. Another view of part of this thing in foreground, in background stretcher-bearers carry wounded man across the bumpy battlefield. Another wide shot of soldiers near their haphazard housing; pan right along road flanked by naked tree trunks; like ribs. 2 soldiers climb over rubble towards camera; with battlefield in background. German with bandaged head & leg salutes. Shot looking down at soldiers in a shell crater.
Cataloguer's note: duplicate of item with same title in ON 449 H on *PM2472*.