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Summary: I. Newsreel item on Moroccan troops preparing to leave for France, early 1915.
II. Newsreel item on recent French conscripts in a "patriotic demonstration" in the Place Gambetta, Paris, early 1915.
Description: Moroccan lancers and foot soldiers parade in the courtyard of a mud-walled fort, then march out into the desert for the coast.
The young soldiers, and French Boy Scouts, march in salute past the statue of Léon Gambetta and the Strasbourg Memorial (poor camerawork).
Personalities, Units and Organisations: French Army, [Moroccan troops] (regiment/service)
French Army, [lancers] (regiment/service)
French Army (regiment/service)
Boy Scouts, France (regiment/service)
Keywords: operations, French military - movement: march (object name)
buildings, Moroccan - military: fortress (object name)
ceremonies, French - display (object name)
First World War, Moroccan Home Front & 1915 (event)
Place Gambetta, Paris, Département de Ville de Paris, France (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: None
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 82 ft; Running time: 1 min
Notes: Production: see IWM 1061-01 for production details. Additional material from this issue is held as IWM 1061-09l and n, later on this reel
Technical: this fragment is currently held on the same reel as IWM 1061-09a-o, the can is marked as IWM 1061-09