March of Time -- outtakes -- Parisians fitted for gas masks; poison gas drill
- Film Title
- War Coverage -- France No. 1
- Event Date
- 1939 June
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Parisians being fitted for gas masks. Uniformed members of the Garde Mobile assist civilians by helping them put on the masks and checking to be sure that they fit properly. Closer views of women and men submitting paperwork, being fitted, and receiving their masks. Shots of people leaving the building carrying their gas masks in canisters.
01:45:28 People wearing head-to-toe protective clothing and gas masks in an underground shelter practice what appears to be a drill enacting the treatment of victims of a poison gas attack. The dope sheet calls the victims "yperite-gased people", and a sign in the shelter reads "yperites." This refers to the German poison gas attack at Ypres during World War I. Nurses and doctors attend to the "victims." Two men pedal stationary bicycles, which provide electricity in the case of a power loss. A few shots of Notre Dame appear after the drill footage.
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