STK-ID 28140

Positioning of artillery: shots of men rolling heavy gun onto narrow gauge railway trolley, straining at massive trail, men adjusting rail trolley underneath gun. Shot of horse-drawn battery moving past camera with mounted officer at head. Sequence on group of artillerists straining mightily at positioning 6" 26CWT howitzer in its muddy bed on battlefield. Shot of gun crew preparing to cover gun with tarpaulin. Shot of three men digging heavy limber out of mud as large group of men look on (same as NFB1910-DN-14-31, NFB1910-FG-14-83). Shot of men assisting team of six horses to pull heavy gun out of mud hole, horses succeeding and rushing past camera with gun as postilion whips his mount (same as NFB1910-FG-14-83). Shots of many men handling heavy piece equipped with wheel pads (to prevent gun from sinking into mud). Sequence on men handling 60 pounder in the mud, straining to put gun in place for firing. HAS over teams of horses used by field artillery. Shot of tractor towing huge artillery piece on road, civilian buildings in background. LS of horse-drawn artillery moving across field and past camera, corpse lying on ground nearby. Sequence on men pulling heavy gun through mud, men deploying immense effort at work. Shot of men digging limber out of mud and helping horses.


Excerpt from
World War One
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, HDCAM SR
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w, 35mm fine grain comp b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486, 1920 x 1080