• Short Summary

    General De Gaulle's Free French Forces resting and training in the Middle East.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "FREE FRENCH FORCES IN MIDDLE EAST".

    North Africa.

    French tricolour flying from mast head. Pan down to long shot of the French army camp under canvas on the desert sand. Various shots of a group of Free French troops leaving camp in open lorries. Lorry is moving across sand by aid of mats on sand. Men jump off the lorries and start running across sand during military exercise. Various shots of Spahi cavalry unit riding and galloping across typical desert landscape. These are the Spahis of the Free French North African Colonial Force.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1065.04
    Media URN:
    37693
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:56:00 / 01:04:05:00
    Canister:
    40/103

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