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  • Short Summary

    Hundred of convicts leave France in prison ship bound of penal settlement, Devil's Isle.

  • Description

    La Rochelle, France.

    Title: "Off to Devil's Isle. 684 convicts leave in prison ship 'La Martiniere' for notorious penal settlement".

    L/S of the harbour, a crowd of people are moving along a road towards the quayside. Various L/Ss of the crowd on the quayside, a lot of the men wear prison uniforms and carry bundles, there is a strong military presence. The prisoners appear to be filing towards a boat moored in the harbour. L/S of a tug boat pulling a barge, lots of policemen / soldiers stand on the deck, presumably all the prisoners are held in the hold. L/S, taken from a another vessel, of the barge moored next to a large ship.

    After a flash of spacing, out takes / cuts start at 01:05:17. Cuts are the same or similar to the edited story.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    486.04
    Media URN:
    25646
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:50:00 / 01:07:53:00
    Canister:
    G 1282

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