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    Good footage from the Western Front during the First World War.

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    Western front scenes - part 1.

    World War One. A great montage of Western Front scenes. Opens w/ shot of group of soldiers (US?) moving a tree trunk. Then; horse-drawn wagon approaching on dirt road. Mini tank on same road. Soldiers wearing helmets;gas masks; advancing to rt.; through smoke; carrying rifles w/ bayonets;they appear almost as silhouettes. Next a spooky quick glimpse of ghostly soldier in smoke- almost looks like stabbing w/ bayonet; or stumbling. Soldiers in ditch or trench; waiting w/ guns. Then soldiers walk through bombed area - destroyed trench or dugout? 1 picks up German helmet.

    Brief shot desolate burned battlefield. Corpse in woods - German? American soldiers pass by; w/ pistols- -search party? One looks at the dead man. Next; pan on cemetery. Pan on battlefield. Then different soldiers in woods - dense thicket of small trees. Pan rt. soldiers on hillside; some in dugouts. Then soldiers running across st. in semi-bombed village. Back to earlier scene bombed area. CU / MS Soldiers sawing tree in sections - working in pairs w/ double saws. Back to smoke/gas scene: soldiers run through fog; attack ? Soldiers advancing through smoke or gas. Pan cemetery again. CU grave marker: cross that says British soldier.

    HD note: c.02:00 to c.02:29 are missing from the film.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1919
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:18:00 / 01:17:23:00
    ON 243 F

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