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  • Short Summary

    French troops near the Belgian border prepare their defences.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.

    France.

    Various shots of soldiers of a French army working party passing through a ruined French town near the Franco-Belgian border. They are carrying picks and shovels. Various devastated buildings are in the background.

    Shots of the troops digging trenches and fortifications.

    Shots of high ranking officers inspecting bomb damaged area. They are close to the border. They inspect trenches and defensive positions.

    Soldiers are shown at their posts in trenches. Soldiers make quiet advance in snow covered woodland.

    Troops build dug out using corrugated iron and logs. A soldier chops wood with an axe for fire.

    French troops carry equipment and supplies through town.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    594.03
    Media URN:
    59307
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:12:00 / 01:09:30:00
    Canister:
    UN 166 D

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