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  • Short Summary

    Marquis de Maussabre blows up his dilapidated mansion to evade taxes, France.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Marquis de Maussabre blows up his family mansion to evade taxes. Airvau, Poitiers, France.

    LS mansion house with damaged roof (it was damaged in World War 2). MS small crowd. MS photographer with steel helmet. LS mansion being demolished by explosives. MS people watching the blast. LS destroyed mansion. Various shots of rubble etc.

    Date on dope sheet is 28/04/1955.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2678.32
    Media URN:
    79524
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1955
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:07:00 / 01:56:50:00
    Canister:
    UN 2733 I

Comments (1)

  1. rickuws says

    Sacrébleu! It must have been to avoid property, wealth or inheritance tax. I can't see how it could affect income taxes.

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