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  • Short Summary

    Photographic surveillance in the First World War.

  • Description

    Photographic section (French).

    Surveillance using photography. Opens with shot of soldier by some machine. French soldier in clearing; 2 other soldiers approach at same time an object (camera) is lowered from sky by wires -- they take it when it gets down. CU French soldier beside truck; reaches under; removes a sheet of metal from bottom; stoops under the truck and stands up; his top half inside the vehicle with bottom half visible, probably some kind of darkroom inside. He pulls a strap round the back of him. Another soldier stands outside this truck. A little door opens on upper part; he reaches up; pulls out a plate -- like a tintype picture; holds it up to light sky. 3 other soldiers immediately come up to look. They compare the picture with a map.

    Cartography. spying. Technology; inventions. World War One;

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1912.37
    Media URN:
    73121
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:59:00 / 01:43:52:00
    Canister:
    ON 128 H

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