German prisoners captured since start of the Battle of the Somme work on French land.
Willing Captives - German prisoners working on the land.
Some of the many Germans captured by the Allies since the start of the Battle of the Somme; in July of this year 1916. Shot of German prisoners marching; through the snow; (toward camera). Then a shot of German prisoners 'working peacefully on the land' as 'willing captives'; according to Pathe propaganda. The scene does look pretty rural - idyllic. Pan along the Germans working with hoes or rakes in a garden; while French guards watch.
Agriculture; labour. World War One.
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