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  • Short Summary

    Good footage from Western Front during the First World War.

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    World War One. Various scenes; armies in action; etc. Troops (Belgian?) march over frozen farm fields. CU pan troops in ditch. Soldiers by haystack/hiding place; some moving about trying to keep warm; swinging their arms. Next; troops being issued winter underwear. Wagon pulled by 6 horses crossing wooden bridge. French cavalry riding away on road lined w/ trees.

    LS huge railway gun firing. Back to the soldiers in the ditch in the field; firing rifles. Wounded soldier carried away from firing line. Pan on French troops repairing railroad at Noyon. MS 2 women refugees amidst rubble of bombed home. German camp;soldier ladles soup into bowls; troops go through line. Pan around: British & French soldiers in bombed French village; ruined buildings; etc. civilian woman pushing cart; boy following; etc.; French cavalry lead horses past Pan rt. French soldiers slide shells on loading mechanism of railway gun. Gun firing. Woods; trees bare/burned. French troops in primitive narrow trench.

    LS bombs exploding in No Man's Land. Wounded man in trench carried away on stretcher. French artillery firing field gun. Casualties: wounded Belgian helped to hop across field by 2 comrades. LS Bombs exploding. Brief shot French in woods. Pan on bombed railroad. French on desolate battlefield. Church ruins. Stretcher lifted into truck. Troops walk on planks through woods. Map lesson of Western Front.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1919
    hd format:
    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:55:00 / 01:36:25:00
    ON 244 C

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