• Short Summary

    French officials examine Gestapo torture chamber and find chilling evidence of past tortures.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Gestapo Torture Chamber".

    Paris, France.

    Various shots of French officials, including F.F.I. (French Forces of the Interior), members looking at stakes at which victims were shot. The bullets have reduced the tops of the stakes to splinters. The execution posts are inside a grim looking concrete room.

    Various shots of soundproofed rifle range where victims were burned alive. One wall has claw marks and hand prints on it where victims tried to escape the flames.

    Various shots of officials looking at execution posts. They find heavy blindfolds and a rosary belonging to one of the victims. A frightened looking captured German soldier gives evidence to the French. M/S of French officials looking at rough wooden coffins prepared for more victims.

    Various shots of a few Parisians looking down into communal grave as more wooden coffins are unearthed.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1123.23
    Media URN:
    39137
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:55:00 / 01:53:52:00
    Canister:
    44/73

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