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  • Short Summary

    French refugees on road, fleeing from bombs and fires, in carts, on bicycles and on foot.

  • Description

    No titles. French Refugees. Unedited material.

    France.

    Various shots of refugees making way down country road. They travel by tractors pulled carts, on bicycles and on foot. Many are elderly or children, they include some nuns.

    Various shots of refugees passing bombed out and burning buildings, soldiers travel in opposite direction. L/S of smoke rising from town. More shots bombed buildings, firemen extinguish fires. L/S enormous smoke cloud rising from behind some hills. Various shots of smoke rising from town, burning shops. M/S of refugee family sheltering from bombs by squatting in a ditch. More shots refugees on road.

    Note: some of these shots look like they are from Allied Forces invasion of Normandy in 1944 - difficult to tell.

    Note: shots are from 1941 Unknowns Can 1 which is same vault as rest of 1941 material. Original issue number for story is unknown.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1143.09
    Media URN:
    39715
    Group:
    Unknown sel originals
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1941
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:45:00 / 01:29:21:00
    Canister:
    1941 UNKNOWNS CAN 1

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