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  • Short Summary

    Bodies lying in snow on road to Sarikamish after retreat of Turkish Army, Russia, WW1.

  • Description

    The Horrors of World War One - Caucasus, Southern Russia (later USSR, Soviet Union).

    Title: "Les Horreurs de la Guerre".

    Road of Sarikamish after Turkish Army retreat, December 1914. Panning shot of many dead bodies lying in snow along side of muddy road Soldiers at work digging a mass grave in the frozen ground (could be Russians supervising & POWs actually doing the digging). Men throwing corpses off a cart and dropping them into the snow. More soldiers digging trench / mass grave. Panning shot on many bodies lying close together. Bodies on hillside in foreground, trucks driving on road down hill in background. Various CUs bodies lying in snow - they are frozen and decomposing. Dog eating corpse.

    Cataloguers' note: although the date 1923 was written on Pathe's original log for this film - it seems likely it was filmed during World War One when Turkey attacked Southern Russia.

    Item same or similar to ON 444 A.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2440.12
    Media URN:
    76936
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:27:00 / 01:43:55:00
    Canister:
    ON 378 A

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