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  • Short Summary

    German prisoners captured since start of the Battle of the Somme work on French land.

  • Description

    Willing Captives - German prisoners working on the land.

    France.

    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.

    G 394 A.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1856.22
    Media URN:
    71573
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1916
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:58:00 / 01:28:37:00
    Canister:
    ON 023 K

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