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  • Short Summary

    Demonstration of ditch-digging machine.

  • Description

    United States of America.

    Technology; a new invention: ditch or trench digging machine; which could be put to use in the war. It works by tearing up very neatly a long strip of earth c 2 feet deep & 1 foot wide. Shown here operated by a team of workers; in a large flat field in American mid west. Front view of machine moving forward; passing. Men at the side; pulling over earth it has churned up. CU of earth coming up; and men at work. Shot from behind showing the long trench being dug. More CUs of men working. World War One. United States. agriculture.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1850.14
    Media URN:
    71289
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:17:00 / 01:11:23:00
    Canister:
    ON 011 N aka G 0386 A

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