Scenes related to military readiness of Britain and France to face Nazi Germany at the onset of World War II
France Date:1940 Duration:3 min 28 sec Sound:Yes
A montage of scenes related to British and French military readiness to face the threat of Nazi Germany at the onset of World War 2. An animated map depicts the disposition and status of belligerents on either side of the Maginot Line. Panoramic views of the Maginot Line. French troops double-time march out of the 'Caserne-Maginot' (Maginot Barracks) to take up their duty stations inside the Maginot Line forts. The soldiers are carried to their respective positions by subway cars. They are seen at work, tending one of the engines supplying electric power to the forts; stacking artillery shells; using pneumatic message devices and other communications; and preparing food. Some sing and dance Russian-stye. A slate in French reads: 'We Shall Win Because We Are The Strongest'. An animated map depicts France's and Britain's Colonial empires and their collective participation in defense of the Allies. British, French and Colonial troops parade in displays of military readiness. Some are seen parading before the Arc de Triomphe (Arch of Triumph) on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France.
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