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  • Short Summary

    Footage of the mobilisation of the French army.

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    Mobilisation 1914 - the call to arms.

    World War One. Mobilisation in France. (a montage of scenes; some great shots.) CUs notices affixed to walls - in French of course DS crowd of people walking on boulevard. Tracking shot from car; looking back at crowd in street - waving French flags; hats; etc.; shouting. Farther up street there are some USA flags mixed w/ French -may actually be Armistice celebration? Broken shop windows in French liquor store (vandalism & looting?). Boxes falling out from top of window;people pick up boxes. Soldiers moving people away. Woman begins to sweep.

    DS Paris street. - many pedestrians etc. soldiers march down street. Men in shiny helmets on horseback. Automobiles; horse-drawn vehicles. Looking down at many French soldiers marching through gates; people on sides w/ umbrellas. Then DS close - people getting off train. Then DS GV Gare (train station); various people walking about. Tracking shot of men waving from train - off to enlist. French soldiers - horse artillery ? riding on street; through cheering crowd. Some of soldiers have flowers; wreaths; etc. Marching off to war.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:03:00 / 01:21:02:00
    ON 229 C

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