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Description: 'THE TOWN OF LILLE: The ruined appearance of the Manchester of France gives an idea of what would happen to English towns if the Germans were able to land in England'. Four shots, taken from a high angle, of parts of the town. The "ruins" referred to in the intertitle are scarcely in evidence; indeed, the town hardly looks ruined at all.
Production Details: War Office (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Keywords: destruction, French military - area (object name)
Lille, Nord, France (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 29 ft; Running time: 1 min
Notes: Summary: according to the records, it appears that this single item was the only one included in this particular newsreel issue. If so, then this print is still incomplete as there is no main title. Details of contents derived largely from work by Luke McKernan of the NFTVA, to whom much of the credit must go.