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  • Short Summary

    French soldiers protect buildings and monuments with boards and sandbags. France.

  • Description

    French soldiers protect buildings and monuments from bombs.

    France.

    Opens with shot of monument to Marshal Ney (Michel Ney; soldier in the Revolutionary & Napoleonic armies). Next; shot of a boarded up window of a big building - actually looks like boards are stacked in front of it and then held in place by poles. Soldiers stacking sandbags in front of the recessed windows of another major building. Another scene where sandbags are stacked up in an area behind a fence - maybe covering monuments or statues. Scaffolding erected in front of buildings with sandbags stacked criss-cross up to the second storey. Brief shot of soldiers standing on sandbag steps and passing more sandbags upwards.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2470.05
    Media URN:
    77300
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:34:00 / 01:21:09:00
    Canister:
    ON 442 B

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