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The ECPAD collections in the EFG1914 Project


The CNC offered to collaborate with ECPAD (the Defense audiovisual communication and production unit) on the EFG1914 project, in order to feature a part of its stock on the European Film Gateway portal and on the CNC's French film archive site.

Since 1915, ECPAD has been charged with producing, conserving and distributing audiovisual archives and photographs for the French Ministry of Defense.
At the start of the centenary commemorations of the First World War, ECPAD has arranged its now almost entirely digitalized base of archives on the First World War, which includes around one hundred thousand photographs and two thousand films, into descriptive files, categorized per administrative region and warring nation. They are available on


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