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Summary: I. Newsreel item on a wrecked Serbian gun near Belgrade, Serbia, October 1914.
II. Newsreel item on French cyclist troops in training, Western Front, 1914 or early 1915.
Description: The French-made gun (no identification, but possibly a 155mm naval gun) rests in its emplacement with its breech-block removed. The caption says it was destroyed in the Austrian attack which took Belgrade in October.
The men, still in their 1914 blue uniforms, carry their folding cycles on their backs, cycle with them, then fire from cover still carrying their cycles, following up by advancing at the jog with their cycles still on their backs.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: French Army, [cyclists] (regiment/service)
Keywords: training, French military - specialist: cyclist (object name)
transport, French military - 2/3 wheel: bicycle (object name)
equipment, French - personal: uniform [early] (object name)
Serbia & Belgrade area (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: 101 ft; Running time: 2 mins
Notes: Production: see IWM 1061-01 for production details. An additional item from this issue is held as IWM 1061-06c
Technical: this fragment is currently held on the same reel as IWM 1061-04a-h, the can is marked as IWM 1061-04