STK-ID 6166

Shots of men of Canadian Field Engineering Unit laying field telephone lines in France, horse-drawn artillery moving past in foreground. Sequence on men in frontline trench receiving message and sending reply via carrier pigeons. Meanwhile, man preparing to have his hair cut near bunker entrance. Shot of soldier looking through dormer window of collapsed house, cut to CS of Belgian woman emerging from window. TILT DOWN cathedral to short PAN of remains of house showing extensive damage in French town. MS of men examining overturned lorry along road in France. Shot of British soldiers relaxing and repairing their equipment in front of bunker in trench.


Excerpt from
Canadians in the Field
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 16 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w, 16mm print b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486