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  • Short Summary

    A look at how Germany built their Western defence - The Siegfried Line. Soundtrack missing.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Germany's Western Defences. The Siegfried Line.

    M/S of a map showing where the line will run. M/S of men marching with spades. M/S as others pull machinery. Various shots as they dig and carry the materials. M/S of heavy machinery stamping down onto the concrete. Various shots of men digging and moving the earth in wheelbarrows. M/S as shrubs are watered. Various shots of the concrete pyramids along the line. M/S of troops marching. M/S of them approaching the entrance to the underground fortifications. Various shots of them going in. They ride down in trains. M/S of communication and power centre. Various shots of it working and pistons going up and down. M/S of a huge stack of missiles. Various shots as they are moved to another part. M/S of gun protruding from defences, various shots as it moves around.

    Cataloguer's note: the soundtrack to this item is missing, it is not listed in the official issue sheet for 38/65, the can number may be incorrect.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:27:00 / 01:53:46:00

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