• Short Summary

    On the anniversary of the death of Andre Maginot we look at the Maginot line defences.

  • Description

    Titles read: "SERGEANT OF THE LINE!"

    France.

    On the eight anniversary of the death of Andre Maginot, we see various library shots of the French Minister of War inspecting troops. Good montage of shots of battle scenes from the First World War. Map showing the development and position of the Maginot line on the eastern frontier of France. Various good shots of the French troops manning the concrete and underground installations along the Maginot Line.

    Several shots of French troops being called up and travelling on trains, marching along roads in 1939. Artillery guns are transported along roads. Montage of shots shows women and men working on farms and in armaments factories; French steelworks in action and gun factory in full production. Still of Andre Maginot is superimposed over shot of the Pantheon in Paris.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1198.25
    Media URN:
    41451
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:22:00 / 01:49:09:00
    Canister:
    PT 517

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