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    Outbreak of war in France - soldiers leave for front.

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    Mobilisation in France during World War One (August 1914).

    Panning shot railway station, crowd milling about, some people wait next to their luggage. Closer shot of a crowd, mainly men, gathered around a doorway where policeman stands on step speaking to them - looks like army recruitment centre.

    Street scene - cars & horse-drawn carriages on left, many pedestrians on pavement at right, a boy comes running frantically handing newspapers to people - announcement of declaration of war?

    Soldiers marching toward camera carrying lots of equipment, some have French flags stuck in rifle barrels - looks like they are leaving for the front. A military band leads the way. Crowds walk alongside soldiers. High angled of other men (new volunteers) marching down the street. French soldiers marching on a country road. Shot of a troop ship moving past to left.

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    01:31:25:00 / 01:34:27:00
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