• Short Summary

    French heavy artillery on the Western Front early in World War Two.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Western Front Flares Up".

    Western Front in France.

    VS of French light and medium field guns, heavy entrenched artillery and railway guns firing, good montage of a large and heavy artillery barrage being laid. French troops visible in almost every shot and all guns obviously 1939 vintage. Good shots of French soldiers using telephones to pass on aiming instructions.

    VS of French General christening four new very heavy 16 inch railway guns with champagne. Troops stand to attention while inspected.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1031.38
    Media URN:
    20520
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:48:00 / 01:56:57:00
    Canister:
    40/4

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