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  • Short Summary

    French and allies advance to Hindenburg Line of the Germans towards the end of the war.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'On The Western Front. The Smashed Hindenburg Wall.'

    The Western Front - France or Belgium?

    End of war nears. French Army and other Allies advance to the famous Hindenburg Line of the Germans. Film of destruction in this area. GV a big mess - train tracks on left; ruins on rt. Silhouette shot of part of steam engine; with other metal stuff sticking up from it; some sort of fallen tower? Pan across area again; closer shot of the railroad tracks. French soldiers walking past bombed buildings; one guy smoking a pipe; they smile as they look at camera. Pan along some bombed cottages; line of trees in BG maybe a path at left. Rural area. MS pan bombed wooden structure; w/ something that looks like a bent train rail stretching up over it.

    Also ON 404 L.

    World War One. War damage.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1918.31
    Media URN:
    73321
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:24:00 / 01:38:58:00
    Canister:
    ON 134 K

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