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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of General de Castries.

  • Description

    Indo-China.

    Man pinning on medals, man scattering food for birds, man ploughing field, making a brick wall, man walking in front of sheep along tree lined avenue (unclear if this is part of UN 2617 D, it cannot be identified as another canister no.).

    Documentation on file states the shots are of the ill fated General Christian de Castries who Commanded the garrison at Dien Bien Phu, taken from 'our' Library, with his officers and in the early days of the building up of Dien Bien Phu fortress, inspecting the work made on landing tracks.

    (F.G. B/W)

    Note: poor quality.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2769.09
    Media URN:
    81477
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1954
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:47:00 / 01:30:13:00
    Canister:
    UN 2617 D

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