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  • Short Summary

    Soldiers and German prisoners at first aid post plus dead German soldiers in trenches.

  • Description

    First Aid Post.

    Location of events unknown - somewhere on the Western Front (France or Belgium)?

    General views of soldiers walking away from sandbagged area in the open. Wounded soldiers being assisted by first aid workers. Others in the background seem to be queuing for treatment.

    Soldiers sitting around, talking - German prisoners? A man is handed a flask of water to drink from. Another soldiers hands out cigarettes.

    Intertitle: 'Taking papers from and handing identification books back to prisoners. More captures.' Brief shot of soldiers walking along at the first aid post.

    Intertitle: 'Scenes at the dressing station for slightly wounded at Minden Post. In background appear a battalion of Manchester Pioneers waiting to go down to the German trenches when captured.'

    More general views of soldiers and German prisoners at the first aid post. Men going into sandbagged trench. One soldiers has his wounded arm cleaned up. Fade into shot of soldiers handing out food (?) parcels.

    Intertitle: 'The toll of war. German dead on the field of battle.' Shot of a group of German soldiers lying dead in a ditch. Intertitle: 'The Manchesters' pet dog fell with his master charging Danzig Alley.' M/S of dead dog lying beside his master. Dead soldiers lying in trenches and on muddy fields. Pretty horrendous but a good illustration of the carnage of the First World War. Soldiers carry a dead body and place it with a pile of others. Digging graves for the dead in muddy field.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3141.14
    Media URN:
    88493
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    silent
    hd format:
    2k
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:08:00 / 01:53:23:00
    Canister:
    ON 499 A

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