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  • Short Summary

    Item showing corpses of dead French soldiers during World War One.

  • Description

    Masses of dead French soldiers who may have been killed by poison gas.

    Location of events unknown / unclear.

    Shot of corpses lying in a row on the ground; with live soldier standing behind them. Pan right to more corpses; many more can be seen in background all laid out along sides of dirt road.

    Closer shot panning on dead soldiers - fairly sickening - distorted face; some have trousers unbuttoned. More shots panning showing more and more cadavers. In last 2 shots live soldiers standing or walking in background; these are probably assigned to bury the dead.

    Warning: this item contains images which some people may find distressing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2468.04
    Media URN:
    77252
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:03:00 / 01:04:10:00
    Canister:
    ON 436 J

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