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  • Short Summary

    French troops demolishing war-torn buildings stop for inspection by officers.

  • Description

    France.

    On the Western Front (?) during World War One we see French army troops marching through ruins, carrying shovels and ladders. Men in the background seem to be demolishing a war-wrecked building.

    Tired-looking soldiers stand in rows for inspection by some officers - nobody's uniform is without wrinkles or dirt. There is an ancient stone building in the background. The soldiers quickly step into place to turn and march off. They look as if they've been through some rough times. Just about all of them have moustaches.

    After all the soldiers have marched off we see an elderly woman pushing a wheelbarrow walking up the stone street. A disabled man leans against a tree and looks at the camera.

    First World War; civilians; war damage; reviews.

    Modified WPA record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2328.24
    Media URN:
    66061
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:48:00 / 01:29:03:00
    Canister:
    ON 192 M

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