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  • Short Summary

    French premier, President Millerand, inaugurates memorial to those who died in the trenches.

  • Description

    Verdun, France.

    Intertitle: "The TRENCH of BAYONETS whose heroic defenders sleep where they fell - an imperishable episode in the epic defence of the Fortress - inaugurated by President Millerand".

    M/S of a party of officials, including the French premier, walking down into a trench watched by a crowd. M/S looking in the doorway of a concrete bunker, inside are several concrete crosses and wreaths. M/S looking outside from in the bunker of the crowds at the top of the trenches. Low angled shot of a wooden cross covered in wreaths. M/S of soldiers and civilians walking under a large concrete arch over the trench - appears to have writing engraved on it, could be a war memorial.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    224.29
    Media URN:
    22036
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:03:00 / 01:35:43:00
    Canister:
    G 729

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