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  • Short Summary

    Footage of war-damaged town and ruined buildings in France or Belgium (?).

  • Description


    Location of events unknown - France or Belgium?

    Opens w/ shot of a small fountain surrounded by ruins. Pan rt - on the town; most buildings flattened; just piles of rubble; a few people walk on a road cleared through the mess; incl. woman pushing a baby carriage. Pan past some large chunks of buildings & big walls partially standing; piles of bricks. CU pan on part of building; walks. CU woman and 4 children stand in street; woman jiggling & bouncing the baby.

    Then CU part of a building; w/ a few pillars left in front. DS either another town or diff. part of this one - not bombed - soldiers ride horses through middle of street; cars, horse-drawn carriages parked; pedestrians walking about; shops - busy commercial street. Pan on more ruins. 3 little girls playing in front of rubble. (These last shots are dupes.)

    Bombed cathedral: w/ roof gone; shot from what's left of interior; arched windows appear bright. Great shot; very dramatic - looking down hall w/ light coming in from open arches all along side - makes stripes of light & dark stretching across floor and wall; soldiers walking down toward cam.


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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:30:00 / 01:55:53:00
    ON 191 A

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