STK-ID 24594

Various shots of French women working on farms with ox-drawn and horse-drawn farm machines, participating in various drives, knitting for soldiers, working in helmet factory. Shot of nurses at entrance of makeshift theatre for soldiers. PAN over large crowd of soldiers and civilians in square. Rear view of same crowd in square, woman talking in background. Shots of nurses supervising children's party. Shots of two women in mourning clothes tending grave. Shots of three French soldiers sleeping in trench while fourth soldier keeps watch. Sequence showing nurses in various wartime occupations such as working in soup kitchen, working in military hospitals. Sequence showing small children at play in school yard, children in class with school marm standing by. Dark shot of train passing by railway station and camera, waving soldiers at the windows of train. Shot of two elderly women on terrace caring for small children. Shots of nurses caring for children in orphanage, tucking them in bed. Shots of painting of Sainte Genevieve (422-512), of statue of Joan of Arc (1412-1431) and statue of Jeanne Hachette (1472). Sequence showing women being decorated while Poilus stands in attention, soldiers marching, ceremony in square.


Excerpt from
The French Woman in Wartime
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, HDCAM SR
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w, 35mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486, 1920 x 1080