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  • Short Summary

    War damaged areas on the Western Front - town and forest.

  • Description

    Ruined Town.


    Pan on some burned tree trunks; collapsed small building by road. Cut to major damage in city - pan left on a large open square; cobblestones or brick - this intact; but surrounded by totally bombed out or collapsed buildings; some people walking across the big space - widow in black; someone across square walking a small dog; 2 women walk together. Looks really bizarre - ruins of the buildings stick up at angles forming a jagged backdrop.

    Western front scene - an ex-forest; all burned; black sticks sticking up. Quick cut to something that looks like water. Back to the ruins of city; panning across. Woman passes in FG; a few soldiers in BG - really great ruins! An impressive building; pillars; clock tower; etc. - looks like a government building - still standing; but battered. Pan left; at side of this; pile of rubble. Pan over a big man-made ditch; w/ big walls (looks like part of drained canal or dam - SL).

    World War One.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:39:00 / 01:04:28:00
    ON 177 F

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