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  • Short Summary

    Belgian Soldiers Sleep in Church

  • Description

    Titles read: 'Jemeppe, Belgium. German Shell Breaks Among Sleeping Soldiers. Whole squad of King Albert's men is killed or injured by bursting shrapnel.'

    Shot of a fallen statue of woman - saint or angel - leaning against a built in fixture that juts out of wall; in church interior; stained glass window in BG left. Pan left to where small group of Belgian soldiers lie on floor; seemingly asleep - (but possibly dead?).

    The soldiers are moving about, so probably not dead! Reconstruction. - SL.

    War damage. World War One.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1942.14
    Media URN:
    73917
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:28:00 / 01:14:14:00
    Canister:
    ON 177 N

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