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  • Short Summary

    French soldiers modelling new helmets and body armour, good shots of soldiers in trenches.

  • Description

    World War One: on the front line, probably France.

    C/U of French soldier modelling new type of steel helmet. M/S of soldier wearing metal breast plate as body armour.

    Good shot of French soldiers walking along trench. One officer hands letter to one of the men. Several men smoke and laugh, seem relaxed.

    C/U of soldier putting on balaclava with mesh eye slot.

    Modified WPA record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1662.22
    Media URN:
    70951
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:36:00 / 01:21:26:00
    Canister:
    ON 004 F

Comments (2)

  1. Keith Partington says

    last scene looks like some form of anti gas hood for British troops

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