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  • Short Summary

    Various scenes of French army - advancing on horseback, foot and bicycle and resting.

  • Description

    French Troops on Western Front (France or Belgium?).

    Various scenes of French Army. Opens w/ strange shot of cavalry approaching in street of town - looks like the horses are going to trample the viewer! Riders hold spears or lances and have helmets w/ sort of crests on the tops. This looks like it could be some medieval battle.

    Next; French soldiers w/ rifles & bayonets; running up the street; toward camera. DS men running through a field. Next; troops on bicycles ride down street; round corner; in town.

    French soldiers at rest in the woods; stand around drinking coffee; smoking; talking; etc. Then DS from way high up: cavalry galloping.

    Artillery teams man several field guns in a row; gun barrels dip downward; then back up; then fire. Shots of infantry advancing on foot across field; through tall grass. CU gun; w/ short fat barrel; a few soldiers around it. One cranks barrel until it is pointing straight up; then adjusts something; starts to lower it again.

    World War One; military.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    hd format:
    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:12:00 / 01:50:10:00
    ON 139 J

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