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  • Short Summary

    Footage of of Petain inspecting French solider. France.

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    Petain's men. France.

    World War One. 'Petain's men - heroes of the great drive towards Laon'. Les poilus marchent. French army marching band playing as they march to the right; followed by French soldiers carrying rifles with bayonets. CU same. Petain and French officers review French troops. CU Petain talks to a soldier. 'What the Hun receives before he 'retreats according to plan. -- slow pan on huge piles of shells with path cleared through neatly. Another shot of same. Munitions.

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    Film ID:
    1886.02
    Media URN:
    72414
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1917
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:47:00 / 01:03:05:00
    Canister:
    ON 067 L

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