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  • Short Summary

    British soldiers marching through a town.

  • Description

    The Great Advance - British soldiers on march.

    Location of events unknown.

    British soldiers marching through a town; toward camera. 2 little girls in white dresses run and skip alongside them - children.

    Civilians; French. 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:
    01:42:30:00 / 01:42:47:00
    ON 142 Q

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  1. dfrankelchoi says

    This newsreel can be more precisely dated. Stills from it appear in the October 23rd 1915 edition of English cinema fan magazine "Pictures and the Picturegoer", which was published monthly at the time. Therefore it is probably safe to assume this was shot in October of 1915. The magazine issue in question can be found here:

    To the right is the "Our News Feature: Events of the Week" section featuring newsreel stills from Pathe's Animated Gazette. The middle image on the top row, captioned "THE GREAT ADVANCE", is identical in composition to the above clip.

    --Danielle Frankel Choi, USC Cinema and Media Studies

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