AUSTRALIAN, BRITISH AND NEW ZEALAND TROOPS IN WRECKED FRENCH TOWN DURING WORLD WAR I

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B&W WS Officer and soldiers leaning forward to peer at wooden crosses above war graves. Soldiers shovelling earth away from hedgerow as other troops walk nearby. WS Australian soldiers digging at piles of debris and rubble near badly damaged houses and buildings - diggers moving loads of debris in wheelbarrows. WS Soldiers [Engineers, Railwaymen] working on railway line besides warped and damaged railway line. Men moving behind field guns and mortars sitting on road. Line of [French] civilians smiling for camera with group of happy Allied soldiers standing behind them. MS Elderly [French] woman in headscarf gesturing thanks towards camera and talking. WS Allied soldiers walking in street past heavily damaged buildings and piles of rubble and debris - Soldiers riding horses and motorcycles, Men moving atop piles of rubble in BG. WS Long column of Allied mounted lancers marching down dirt road. Column of Australian horse drawn [supply] wagons proceeding down road with badly damaged house in BG - Soldiers on foot move aside for motorcycle riders. GV Columns of [Australian] soldiers forming up and boarding railcars - some soldiers carrying drums, trucks and buildings visible in BG.

First World War.
ANZAC

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Year 1917

Reference number F232834

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production UNITED KINGDOM

Genre Actuality

Production company [Gaumont]

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