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  • Short Summary

    New phosphorescent screen bombs are tested.

  • Description

    New Phosphorescent screen bombs. Location of events unknown.

    Title frame: New Phosphorescent Screen Bombs used during the last fighting on this front. (This film is used by permission of the US government.) Shot from behind of a few American soldiers throwing bombs; and then crouching behind some rocks. That looked fairly normal. But next it looks like a fireworks display; with something bursting high in the air; then fingers of smoke streaming down all the way to the ground; ending in tall smoky cloud towers.

    Next, pan along soldiers squatting on ground; shooting these phosphorescent bombs. To right in distance is the same sort of dramatic visual display; then just a large amount of smoke. Soldier pulling pin out of the grenade version; then throwing it. Nearly the whole screen filled up with shooting strings of whatever; almost like a big splash. Exciting. While it's in the big cloud of smoke phase; it provides cover for 4 more soldiers to run forward and throw more.

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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:
    01:19:52:00 / 01:21:01:00
    ON 113 D

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