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    French gun battery on the Somme.

  • Description

    Victory on the Somme - French gun battery.


    Artillery. Opens w/ guns in a field; hidden in ditches and under hay. French soldiers behind guns. Leader gives arm signal; guns fire. CU gun barrel sticking out of the hay or straw; firing; it jumps. Shot from behind - in ditch; w/ barrel of gun sticking up over side; soldier pulls cord to fire the gun, it fires, and the gun jumps back. CU behind another gun in a ditch; w/ sandbags piled up at side. One man runs away from gun; this time one sees only the cord being pulled; the man doing it is off camera. Cuts just as gun fires.

    Pan along a huge gun; draped in some sort of netting. Shot of gun being loaded - several men stand on platform; lifting shell into the gun. LS gun firing.

    Finally; a big fat gun; mounted on a really large sturdy structure with camouflage paint - may be the type that's on a railway track and is moved around easily that way. A group of men are on it and around it.

    Weapons. World War One.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    hd format:
    4K at Filmfinity, HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:50:00 / 01:41:24:00
    ON 142 L

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