STK-ID 39431

Canadian victory at Courcelette (Sept., 1916): Vintage academy leader countdown. Various shots of guns of all sizes firing in a barrage leading up to the battle. PAN of soldiers walking through battlefield. MS of huge tank crossing a trench. Various shots of barrage. HAS of Canadian troops climbing out of trenches for an attack, interior shot of German bunker showing two German soldiers struggling up the stairs with machine gun. WS of tanks and soldiers advancing through the smoke. MCU of German machine gunner in gun nest firing repeatedly. CU of machine gun feed mechanism. MCU of underside of tank as it comes over a trench, topples forward and continues past the camera. Staged shot of soldiers racing past the camera at full speed, of shell exploding and man falling. MCUs of German gunners and LSs of tank advancing. LS of German soldiers surrendering, running through no-man's land. LS of sugar refinery south of Courcelette as it burns. MS of Canadian soldiers walking, some with bagpipes. PAN of devastated area which was once Courcelette. MS of gun crew in action. LS PAN of battlefield with smoke in the distance. Rear view of Canadian soldiers launching an attack. Dim LS of soldiers moving across no man's land. Various shots of corpses lying among the ruins of Courcelette. MS of German prisoners coming towards the camera. Various shots of Red Cross personnel carrying wounded on stretchers and caring for the injured. HAS of German prisoners marching through Albert on their way to the rear.


Excerpt from
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, HDCAM SR
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080