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    Cut story of French preparations for the war.

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    This is Pinewood Stock Cans material.


    Several shots of the bulldozers digging, French soldiers digging trenches etc. Various shots of the mass crowd and crowded train at train station - all men in the train, presumably mobilised. People saying goodbye as the train leaves the station, men waving from the windows. various shots of long queue of men outside a building in Paris. Various shots of the men getting army kits. Various shots of the busy Paris streets, mainly women walking around. Men boarding up historic buildings, they also cover them in sandbags. More shots of the streets in Paris. Various shots of the fire brigades and rescue workers at practice. More shots of the people walking along streets, sitting in cafes, browsing around markets etc. Various shots of the men being called up and on a go. Close up shot of the French Politician delivering speech to the nation. Shots of his speech are inter-cut with shots of the people listening at their homes and at public places, pylons delivering the message etc. More shots of the trains leaving station. Various shots of the women services teaching public how to use the gas masks. German plane arriving to airport - presumably in France. Several men leave the plane. Various shots of the people having fun at the beaches and at horse races etc. Various close up shots of the British newspapers announcing that there is time to act after German attack on Poland. Various shots of the politicians and military men walking through streets of London. Several shots of the Japanese dignitaries walking down flight of stairs. Close up shot of French newspaper headlines announcing Britain's response to Hitler. Various shots of the papers being distributed through the streets.

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    Pinewood stock cans
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:41:00 / 01:21:18:00
    PSC 12 G

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