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WWI - 1917, France Rl5/7 220710-03 | Footage Farm

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Published on Jan 17, 2013

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[WWI - 1917, France] R5 of 7
Title: The Guns keep up intense curtain fire. British troops firing artillery from behind sand bags, officers give instructions thru megaphone. Very large tank along road w/ officers in front & troops alongside & following.
08:35:29 Title: Hidden 18 pounder Batteries add to the intense drum fire. Firing from dugouts seen from in front. Large mortars (?) fired.
08:36:14 Title: The Germans shell the British positions & batteries near Monchy. Shells exploding, dead horses on field; men beside craters firing small artillery. MS large guns fired & reloaded.
08:40:35 Many mortars dug in & fired from trenches.
08:41:03 Title: West Africans at the munition dumps work... Carry ammunition w/ British officers & soldiers. 08:42:04 Title: South African field artillery firing. From barren field; smoke in distance. Trenches & men moving up w/ rifles & picks & ??
08:44:07 MCU large guns fired (GOOD). Bedfords in trenches firing rifles. German shells exploding in No Man's Land close to trenches. Men go out w/ stretchers; carrying wounded across destroyed area & across trench.
08:47:43 Title: German prisoners help carry wounded.
08:49:53 Title: German prisoners being brought into the British Trenches. They are searched & sent to the rear. Pan across body on ground.
World War One; Prisoners of War; POWs; Fighting; France; 9.2" Howitzers; WW1;

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