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  • Short Summary

    French and Serbian armies advance through countryside.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'Serbia. Free Once More! The advancing Franco-Serbian Armies.'


    French and Serbian armies win battles as they advance; freeing villages in Serbia; this is probably from around late September; 1918. Opens with shot of French officer walking by truck; pan right to show camouflaged artillery, weapons pulled behind the truck. Next a rather dramatic shot: men walking; leading horses down a steep and rocky treacherous mountain path; on left; a very long drop down to valley in distance; on left jagged craggy rocks jutting up. Looks scary. Not for anyone with fear of heights.

    Next; the men and horses coming down a slope of rocks; shot from below Pile of sandbags; with one guy squatting behind; others standing; looking off; one looking through something on tripod . Next; battle scene. Soldiers firing a gun: one gives arm signal; others fire. Boom! Shot from side of field gun firing; from bushes; hills in bg. Shells exploding on rocky hills

    Soldiers feeding refugees; displaced persons. Elderly men sitting on the ground cross-legged; eating; a Serbian Army cook carrying an empty pot says a few words to some of them as he passes; soldiers stand in BG. Pan left; more civilian men dipping something from a pot on the ground.

    World War One; military. Troop movements; action; meals.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    02:00:38:00 / 02:01:40:00
    ON 109 M

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