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Title:AUSTRO-HUNGARIANS AT CAPORETTO 1 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:IWM 1047-1
Summary: Hungarian film of Austro-Hungarian troops on the Italian Front, probably during the Battle of Caporetto, October-November 1917.
Description: Austro-Hungarians on the march in the battle zone, moving up past transport. They include stormtroops and a bridge building platoon. Other troops march down the roads, or wait at the roadside. Italian prisoners are marched back. There is snow on the ground in some of the scenes. An overturned truck lies beside a mountain stream. Two horses cross a ford, with smoke and mountains in the background. Groups of captured Italian heavy guns of various calibres. The troops march up the road one way, the Italian prisoners come back down the other. An Austrian discovers a dead body (acted) and removes his hat in reverence. Austro-Hungarian walking wounded move back along the roads. More abandoned Italian equipment by the roadside. A shot from a lorry on the move. The march continues, including some refugees and prisoners crossing a footbridge over a river.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 565 ft; Running time: 9 mins
Notes: Soundtrack: the soundtrack to this film consists of military music, and was presumably added by the BBC for its own purposes
Remarks: jumbled and difficult to follow. It is not clear how much of this material relates directly to Caporetto