Heavy snow scenes in Paris and of train snow ploughs clearing routes through France.
Unissued / unused material - location and date unclear or unknown.
General views of Snowy streets in Paris. VS Empty shops with shopkeepers standing idly about. CU Frozen carrots and vegetables. VS People huddling in food queue. It is snowing heavily Their resigned attitude typifies the hardships suffered on the continent. CU a woman holds out her shopping bag for some vegetables. MS. An old woman picks her way carefully across a slushy street. MS People dragging carts loaded with wood and foodstuffs through the snow.
LS Platelayers digging a pathway on a railway track. VS Trains equipped with snowploughs in front of them make way along the track through high drifts. Good shots of the snow plough in action. MS Fireman stoking an engine.
CU a woman holds out her shopping bag for some vegetables. More shots of railway snowplough and men working to clear lines. More shots of people moving about in snowy Paris streets. MS A crowd of queuers warming their hands round lighted paper. CU Wheels of a car revolving uselessly.
VS of people dragging carts. More snow clearance scenes. MS frozen vegetables. MS Of elderly man carrying wood and straw for fire. More people in Paris. VS of snow plough breaking through.
(Lav & Mute.) Material dates from around February 1947.