Great material of French troops getting prepared for war.
Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.
Various shots of a company of French soldiers leaving village and saying goodbye to comrades who line their route. CU package on man's back. More shots of troops being mobilised. CU Medal on soldier's chest. Old woman waves. A soldier lights his pipe. Soldiers are crammed onto lorries to carry them off. CU bugler.
Various shots of soldiers getting onto trains at a railway station. Soldiers get off train at station in Avignon. Red Cross nurses hand out hot drinks. CU station announcer speaking into microphone. CU loudspeaker.
Soldiers are given papers. CU sign 'Lavabos'. Shots of soldiers washing in communal washroom. CU sign 'Coiffeur' and price list. Shots of soldiers in barbers / hairdressers getting haircuts and moustaches trimmed. Good CU of man combing his beard.
Troops enter door - pan up to sign 'Entree - cantine'. Various shots of troops going in to canteen / French NAAFI. Pan down price list to show good being taken from shelves. Various shots of price list / menu and shelves. Troops eat soup and drink beer.
CU sign 'Lecture - Repos'. Soldiers walk into room. Various shots of interior of rest room. Soldiers chat, smoking, reading, writing letters home etc. The listen to a gramophone player.
CU sign 'Dortoir'. Various shots of soldiers in dormitories / sleeping room. Many of them are lying on beds still dressed.
CU loudspeaker. Troops walk along railway line.