STK-ID 28153

Command posts: interior sequence shot in General Currie's command post showing Currie working at his desk, consulting map, reading documents, discussing strategy with two aides. Two exterior MSs of Currie looking through binoculars, consulting map, discussing with two aides. MLS of group of officers consulting maps and discussing in front of sand bagged command post. Interior CU of officer looking through field glasses inside battlefield command post. CS profile view of officer talking on field telephone. MS of several officers discussing advances around map, pile of rubble in background. HACS of officer drawing lines on map with ruler, CU of lines. PAN of kiosk-like observation post, flower bouquet on table, man reading paper. HAMS of rough dugout command post, CS of two men checking telephone wires, HAMS of men bringing in supplies. MCS of neat command bunker, officer handing folded paper to messenger who walks away in trench neatly lined with sand bags. MS of group of soldiers walking past camera in trench.


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