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  • Short Summary

    On the Meuse River (near Verdun) in France. The French using a pontoon bridge as a replacement.

  • Description

    French World War One troops use pontoon bridge on Meuse River near Verdun, France.

    French troops pilot pontoon boats down river. Boats are hooked together side to side with platform on top. Pontoons come to stop. M/S as men carry planks toward boats, putting them across outside boats. Crew walking off the pontoon barge, walking across the planks. Then a shot of the bridge completed with planks laid, enough for a car to drive across; which one does here.

    Also on ON 401B.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1848.17
    Media URN:
    71230
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1917
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:28:00 / 01:25:37:00
    Canister:
    ON 008 D

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