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  • Short Summary

    Good shots of destruction and refugees in wartime France.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.


    MS of two French women herding Friesian cows down lane in rain.

    VS of fleeing refugee farmers with belongings loaded on horsedrawn carts. They proceed along lane in rain followed by foals. Good shots of sad woman sitting under umbrella on back of cart.

    VS of bombed school with open books and pencils on desks. Good scenes of destruction. Sign on blackboard reads 'Vive La France'.

    More shot of bomb damaged walls.

    French army vehicles travel along roads. Troops in motorcycles and sidecars. Soldiers stop for a hot drink in their lorries.

    Various shots interior and exterior of badly bombed church. Good shot of smashed organ keyboard. CU of crucifix on wall. More shots of ruined Church.

    Graves and headstones in graveyard are smashed or leaning. Various shots as two elderly women place flowers at grave and say short prayer. GV Pan round battered graveyard.

    N.B. Paperwork suggests this is 1940.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:55:00 / 01:43:48:00
    UN 173 D

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