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Summary: I. Newsreel item on early damage to a village school in France, autumn 1914.
II. Newsreel item on British and Belgian soldiers in the rear areas near Ypres, October 1914.
III. Newsreel item on Belgian refugees crossing into the Netherlands, September or October 1914.
Description: The school is given as at "Cuvergnon", probably in the Marne area. It shows slight damage from shells, having been "wilfully wrecked by the Germans".
A crowd of interested soldiers has gathered before the camera. One soldier, in mechanic's overalls, dances a highly professional 'cake-walk' style of show dance, described by the caption as a "jig".
The scene is a frontier post between Holland and Belgium. The four Dutch soldiers on duty pose in the road for the camera, 'guarding' their post. A cart carrying Belgian refugees with their belongings comes up to the post and they let it through without bother.