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  • Short Summary

    Peasants in Irkutsk, Siberia flee the advancing Red Army.

  • Description

    Peasants try to escape the Red Army as they move into Irkutsk, Siberia. Full titles reads: "Revolutionary Russia - Peasants from miles around flock into Irkutsk from the advancing 'Reds'."

    L/S of crowd of peasants standing outside a large building. The camera pans from left to right to reveal more people. M/S of the peasants, they are mainly women and children. They are wearing a varied assortment of clothes, including, head scarfs, hats, shawls and various coats. Some look towards the camera and smile.

    L/S We see yet more peasants standing outside an even larger building, the camera pans from right to left. Nice M/S of old man sitting on the steps of a doorway looking straight at the camera. He has a scruffy white beard and is wearing a shabby old overcoat. A young boy approaches him and hands him something. The old man looks at what he has been given and raises his hand in gratitude as the boy walks off screen.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    204.38
    Media URN:
    21658
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1920
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:27:00 / 01:46:12:00
    Canister:
    G 637

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