• Short Summary

    Very good footage of the British soldiers on manoeuvres in France.

  • Description

    Note: Item filmed in several locations in France.

    Full titles read: "WITH THE ARMY 'OVER THERE'"

    Various shots, Guards Regiment digging trenches in France. Various shots, Duke of Windsor, Duke of Gloucester (Prince Henry) and Lord John Standish Gort, inspecting defences. L/S British troops building defences and digging trenches. L/S of light tanks moving at speed along roads and across fields.

    M/S of group of soldiers on manoeuvres in field. M/S and L/S of three Spitfires taking off from advance air base ( Cataloguer's note: although the commentator says the aircraft are Spitfires they are actually Hurricanes ).

    L/S's of soldiers uncovering several light armoured Bren Gun Carriers. L/S of light British tanks moving through farm and across fields. L/S Football match between the Royal Air Force ( RAF ) and French soldiers. L/S to M/S Pan with Spitfire diving low over airfield. Good L/S's of British troops bathing in tubs in a field. One soldier even exposes his bottom to the camera !.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1027.04
    Media URN:
    20257
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:56:00 / 01:08:07:00
    Canister:
    39/85

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