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Title:REFUGEES FROM VILLAGES ON THE CAMBRAI FRONT [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 148
Summary: The family of Jules Copin, and a baby born after evacuation from the Cambrai area, Western Front, November 1917.
Description: A nursing home behind the lines with Jules Copin, his wife and child, and two blind aunts, led by two nurses. Copin was a French soldier captured by the Germans in September 1914 who escaped and was hidden by his wife in his own home at Masnières near Cambrai until the village was captured by the British in November 1917. Also shown is a baby born one day after its mother was evacuated by the British from a captured village, posed with its mother, three other children, and two nurses at the home.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 115 ft; Running time: 2 mins
Notes: Title: the title and some of the details of the film have been taken from the shotsheet.
Remarks: a useful example of the basic British principle of 'the propaganda of facts' when dealing with the enemy.
Series continuity: there is no film held as IWM 149.