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  • Short Summary

    Montage of First World War material - mostly fragments of other stories catalogued elsewhere.

  • Description

    Western Front - World War One montage of material - mostly fragments from other stories which are available on other tapes and catalogued elsewhere.

    Soldiers crouch behind sandbags. Various shots of guns firing; bombs exploding in battlefields; World War One. Artillery team at gun. United States warships. US soldiers at train station. Soldiers boarding ship. Unloading gear from truck. Ship letting out water etc. Huge troop ship heading away.

    Brief shot of scene on beach; sailors teaching girls (teens or 20's) in bathing suits to fire guns (?!) which are pointed at a crowd anyway (?!). Bizarre! Men signing up at desk with Navy recruiter; sign 'Recruiting for War Strength. At Camp Franco - American': French & American officers pose. Nice shot of French & US flags raised at same time.

    Rifle drill in woods. Warship on land in middle of city. Shot of ship's guns in FG pointing out over crowd. Good shot American soldiers marching toward camera; in parade in city street. Masses of soldiers at ceremony. US soldiers marching in long straight lines across field. Horse artillery. French Army using oxen to transport guns over a temporary bridge; oxen pulling guns on narrow road. French on march. New US recruits marching. More of various guns firing. BOOM!

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:53:00 / 01:28:47:00
    ON 252 A

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