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  • Short Summary

    Dramatic re-enactment of Battle of Verdun.

  • Description

    Re-enactment of Battle of Verdun, February 21-22, 1916. Verdun-sur-Meuse, France.

    VS German Army artillery team firing field team. Side view of another big gun firing. Wide shot from some meters behind trench, explosions in distance.

    French Army troops manning field guns. Same wide shot fire on ground, flame throwers used. Man peers over trench. More gunfire, sky lighting up.

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    Bomb explodes near camera. Wide shot soldiers running out of trench. Cut to Germans lying in shallow ditch as bombs explode around them. Wide shot soldiers running over burning ground. Germans lying on ground jump up and run.

    Map showing German line. Convoy of Army trucks parked on road. French troops. Similar shot. French marching. Closer shots of same. French enter narrow trench, single file. Shots of French walking through trenches.

    Intercut with flash frames of intertitles in French.

    Note: item appears to be dramatic re-enactment, possibly mixed with newsreel footage.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2466.32
    Media URN:
    77242
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1916
    Sound:
    silent
    hd format:
    2K at Filmfinity, HD at Filmfinity
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:10:00 / 01:49:19:00
    Canister:
    ON 435 I

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