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  • Short Summary

    Footage from the Western front 1914-1918.

  • Description

    No respite for Germans. Location unclear but possibly France.

    World War One. Great war footage--actually it's horrible; a perfect vision of the Western Front. Slow pan over ground; stumps & sticks; uprooted tree. Ruins of church. Very dramatic. One part of front wall standing; with stained glass window at top; the rest of the building is crumbled; a huge pile of rubble. Glimpse of 2 people on left walking through the ruins. Blown up bridge; some soldiers on each side of river.

    CU of another bombed bridge. French artillery in action; loading big field gun -- about 5 guys working as a team. Shot looking from the artillery position: the most desolate landscape one could ever imagine. A twisted ragged tree in FG; and; across what might be a river; a wasteland; with a row of other burned scraggly trees in the distance. Puffs of smoke as shells hit over by the trees. This is spooky and depressing. War damage;destruction; horror; no-man's-land. War is hell.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1870.22
    Media URN:
    71936
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:39:00 / 01:28:42:00
    Canister:
    ON 054 E

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