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  • Short Summary

    Paris taxi cabs used to take reserve troops to front during WW1.

  • Description

    World War One - taxis of the Marne - cabs and private cars take soldiers to the front, France.

    Shot of cars driving down a Paris street. Most of the men in cars are not in uniform, but some are visibly carrying rifles. They wave to the cameraman & to the civilians standing on the pavement to watch.

    American cataloguer's note: General Gallini, Military Governor of Paris, had no way to get reserves from the city out to the front so he requisitioned taxicabs and private cars to carry the 80000 men to strengthen the army of General Manoury. His idea became one of the most repeated stories of the war and Gallini was called the Saviour of Paris.

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    Film ID:
    2464.06
    Media URN:
    77180
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:56:00 / 01:12:13:00
    Canister:
    ON 427 B

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