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  • Short Summary

    Gun testing and giant gun in action.

  • Description

    Guns.

    1st part: a man showing a thing made of different pipes and mounted on a post. CU man loading a cylindrical object into the larger pipe. MS as he bends over by this thing; aims and fires. He repeats this. Then manages to shoot the thing while holding it - looks awkward. Another man is watching. (Both the men and the place have the look of America; but no information).

    Now the scene changes to the woods; somewhere in World War One - Western Front ? French artillery unit with huge gun; huge shells. They roll shell onto a cart on wheels which rolls it to the cylinder to load. Man then stuffs in explosive. MS of the men uncovering gun which is hidden under branches; a tarpaulin etc, camouflage. They raise the gun barrel - front diagonal shot.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1914.30
    Media URN:
    73190
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1919
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:17:00 / 01:54:06:00
    Canister:
    ON 149 G

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