Object details

Category
Film
Related period
Second World War (content)
Creator
UFA (Production company)
Production date
1940-09
Place made
Germany
Dimensions

whole: Number Of Items/reels/tapes 2

Catalogue number
GWY 132

Object associations

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A side on view of a line of soldiers being led along a duckboard by a medical orderly. Their eyes are bandaged as a result of exposure to gas and each man holds on to the shoulder of the man in front. One of the line has his leg raised in an exaggerated posture as though walking up a step, and another veers out of the line with his back to the viewer. There is another line of temporarily blinded soldiers in the background, one soldier leaning over vomiting onto the ground.
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