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    France & Devil's Island, off French Guiana, South America.

    France is to abolish the punishment of banishing her criminals to Devil's Island, off the coast of French Guiana, South America.

    MS. A boat filled with criminals setting off from France. Several shots of the ship at sea. CU. A woman, with a baby in her arms watches them go.

    LS. The matted huts on the island. CU. A prisoner has the back of his tunic branded while he is wearing it. MS. Panning shot of a group of prisoners. Various close up shots of prisoners.

    LS. The island as seen from the mainland of French Guiana. MS. A rowing boat full of prisoners comes ashore. MS. Guards in white uniforms hustle the prisoners off the boat.

    Note - date found in the old record - 01/04/1947.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:11:00 / 01:52:22:00
    UN 1669 K
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    UN 1669 K
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    Religion & Politics
    French Guiana Temporary Workspaces: 22.7.2010 08:06 Extra countries jan 2012 Empty Island FEMMES BAGNE French Guiana
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