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  • Short Summary

    Footage of life in the Foreign Legion. Fez, Morocco.

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    Item title reads - In the service of the Foreign Legion. First and exclusive picture by special permission of French Government. Fez, Morocco.

    Intertitle - 'Men of every walk of life serve in the ranks of this romantic service.'

    L/S of the men in their uniforms, they stand to attention then march off in two sections. M/S as they run in and form two lines next to their rifles which are propped up. They pick up their weapons and turn to face the front.

    Intertitle - 'Back to their lonely sand swept stations in the Sahara.'

    M/S as officers ride through on horses followed by the Legionnaires on foot. Intertitle is repeated briefly. More shots of the soldiers marching through the field led by officers. M/S of men drumming and buglers preparing to play. M/S as the soldiers walk down a hill, some turn back to look at the camera.

    Note: there is another item with the same title and different footage in G 1469 on *PM0712*.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:28:00 / 01:53:52:00
    G 1469

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