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  • Short Summary

    French advance through ruined city and round up German prisoners.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'On The Western Front. On The Heels Of The Germans.

    The Western Front - France or Belgium?

    Grainy but good material. As war nears end; on Western Front as the Germans retreat and the French advance. Long line of French horse artillery moving; soldiers riding on wagons. GV ruins of city; with a few French soldiers in middle of street. shot of bombed out large building; with big pile of rubble inside. Wide shot panning on bombed and burned city. Major destruction and desolation. Only scattered chimneys standing and some sick blackened tree. Difficult to believe this was once actually a city. Germans; some wounded; with bandages; being herded out of a trench; by French guards; taken prisoner. Then repeats some of same scenes.

    All except POWs duplicated on ON 406 D.

    World War One. War damage; POWs; troop movement. Surrender; capture; military.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1918.30
    Media URN:
    73320
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:42:00 / 01:38:19:00
    Canister:
    ON 134 J

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