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  • Short Summary

    More footage of the Russo-Finish war in 1940.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - location unclear or unknown.


    Various shots of the heavily bombed buildings in a large Finish town, possibly Helsinki, juxtaposed with shots of the civilians, most in groups, standing, looking on. Wreckage of a plane, possibly Russian - pieces scattered around. More footage of the badly bombed town, rubble, fires etc.

    Various shots of the army camp in the woods, probably ski troops, they are wearing white camouflage clothes. Some night shots of the ski troops moving around. Several shots of the activities in the camp in the woods: troops inspecting guns, having their food delivered, eating and drinking etc.

    Various shots of the windows with Christmas decorations on and people buying Christmas trees. Paperwork states that this material is shot in January 1940. It is either that some of the material is shot before Christmas 1939 or decorations were not taken off due to war and trees were purchased for heating.

    Several shots of the people walking through the countryside, possibly refugees leaving town. Various shots of the deserted army vehicles, guns and other equipment - probably Russian. More footage of debris.

    Various shots of the wounded men in hospital beds being attended to by nurses. Various shots of the ski troops wondering around in the camp. Several shots of the burning cottages in the countryside. Finish general talking. More shots of the ski troops moving down country road. More shots of the hospital, men in beds, one man reading paper. More shots of soldiers wandering around the camp.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:05:00 / 01:29:30:00
    UN 202 A

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