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    Footage of large French train gun.

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    French train gun. Location of events unknown.

    World War One; weapons. Heavy artillery; technology. Various giant guns. Opens with shot of foggy country scene; looking over fields. Then shot of a big box-like looking thing sitting on railroad track; camouflage paint all over it; and a gun sticking out. This is the French 'Train Gun'. The contraption rocks and shakes as gun fires. Another view; from behind - the camouflage paint looks like some modern art painting; some men on ground behind it.

    Shot from behind another big gun; this one in the woods; seen through a thicket; a soldier on its right; the gun fires in a white flash of light; rocks back on its wheels and falls forward again. A really huge fat gun in a clearing; firing; and kicking back with great force as it does. Another big fat gun like a cannon; firing; looks like this one is on track like train also; 2 French soldiers in FG. CU gun firing. BOOM! Big cloud of smoke.

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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:
    01:31:40:00 / 01:32:05:00
    ON 087 G

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