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  • Short Summary

    Footage of mechanical trench digger in action.

  • Description

    Mechanical trench digging. Location of events unknown.

    World War One; technology. Trench warfare. Trench digging machine. CU part of the machine;w/ buckets attached to a rotating wheel (rather like seats of a Ferris wheel) ; the buckets scooping up earth. MS of buckets; as they revolve on their downward arc; dump the dirt into a chute w/ a conveyor belt;this moves the earth up the chute where it then divides in 2 and is ejected on the sides; 3 soldiers stand at the top; 2 down in the ditch; which is already ca. 5-6' deep. Then shot w/ 1 of the divided ends in FG - - conveyor belt on a roller; dirt spraying out; in BG some French soldiers walking through the trench. Inventions.

    *Dupe neg of same is on ON 236 F. Still again on ON 403 E.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2338.26
    Media URN:
    75102
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1919
    Sound:
    mute
    hd format:
    2k
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:38:00 / 01:19:50:00
    Canister:
    ON 211 M

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