STK-ID 28186

Ruins and destruction: shot of smoky explosion in ruins, ruins on houses revealed as smoke dissipates. PAN of ruins of Gare du Nord. HAS over ruined city, canal running through. Two shots of firemen fighting fire. Shots of ruins in city, Canadian soldiers walking past, officers surveying damage. Shot of fire burning on ground floor of building. HAS over ruins of Carency and individual shots of utter destruction. PAN of ruins of hangar, twisted framework, soldiers moving by. Shot of fire flaring up in town. Churches: several interior and exterior shots of ruins of churches and chapels. Several shots of church of "hanging Virgin" in Albert, Belgium.


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