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Governor Chot and party visit the Devil's Island prison in Devil's Island, French Guiana.

Governor Chot and party arrive to Devil's Island in French Guiana. Scouts and troops at the dock salute him. Officials greet him shake hands with him. Governor Chot and party visit the Devil's Island prison. He reviews the prisoners and talks to them. He visits the prison cells. Prisoners inside their cells. Governor Chot offers something to eat to the prison officials.

Date: 1939
Duration: 1 min 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Prisoners paint a mural at the Devil's Island prison in French Guiana; and children take calisthenics class in Cayenne

Prisoners paint a mural of Jesus Christ in Devil's Island in French Guiana. Instructor conducts calisthenics class (physical exercises) for children in Cayenne, French Guiana. Children gather in an open ground and do exercises.

Date: 1939
Duration: 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Views of prison, cemetery, telegraph shack and rope-way at Devil's Island in French Guiana.

Water breaks on rocks at shore in Devil's Island, French Guiana. A guard moves in yard of the Devil's Island prison. A prisoner draws water from well. A gravestone in a cemetery. Telegraph shack and transmitter, to which power is supplied by the prisoners turning hand cranks. Men send signal using reflectors. A man climbs ladder carrying something in his hands. A rope-way runs between two islands.

Date: 1939
Duration: 1 min 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
View of coastline, port, supply depot and prison in Devil's Island, French Guiana.

Coastline of the Devil's Island is seen from the deck of a vessel in the sea. Several ships and boats underway. People at peer. Transport ships 'Cantal' arrives at the port. Small sail boat passes in the background. Workers handle supply crates at the port. Exteriors of a supply depot building. Overhead view of the Devil's Island prison. Prisoners on the prison ground can be seen.

Date: 1939
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Activities at the Devil's Island prison including, prisoner identification, quarters and food inspection.

Man takes finger prints of a prisoner under supervision of a guard at the Devil's Island prison in Devil's Island, French Guiana. Accession racks arranged in alphabetical order. Photograph of the prisoner is taken. Prisoners move along a prison corridor. Prison cells are locked by guards. Food given to the prisoners inside the cells through compartments in the doors. Prisoners fill water container in an open compound.

Date: 1939
Duration: 1 min 11 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Former prisoners leave the Devil's Island in French Guiana, by boat.

Former prisoners of the French prison gathered at a dock area on Devil's Island in French Guiana. The prisoners carry their belongings. They board a boat and leave the island. Several ships and boats underway in the river.

Date: 1939
Duration: 1 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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