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Other titles:PICTORIAL NEWS (OFFICIAL) 348-2 (Spanish version, fragment) [Alternative Title]
Summary: I. Spanish language version of a newsreel item on Royal Navy ships in the English Channel, 1918.
II. Spanish language version of a newsreel item on Bonar Law's "Victory Budget", April 1918.
III. Spanish language version of a newsreel item on a football match between rival teams of women workers in a park in Southend, April 1918.
IV. Spanish language version of a newsreel item referring to the Zeebrugge raid, April 1918.
Description: The film shows the monitor, HMS Erebus, on patrol, with two torpedo boats and two minesweepers at work in the Channel.
The item shows British troops digging a trench as part of the war effort, followed by a portrait shot of Bonar Law in a garden, by himself, then with a colleague on a bench. The caption suggests that both are contributing to the war effort.
The two teams emerge to play. The kick off and some of the action of the match are shown.
The film shows what it claims as the Zeebrugge mole before the war, with a ship docked alongside. (The ship is in fact a British Caledon Class cruiser in 1917 or 1918 at another location.) This is followed by dockyard workers walking along what, again, is claimed as the mole.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 239 ft; Running time: 4 mins
Notes: Production: see IWM 651a for production details
Summary: see IWM 553 for the item on the English Channel and IWM 656b for the item on Zeebrugge
Technical: this fragment is currently held on the same reel as IWM 693a, IWM 693b, IWM 693d and IWM 693e, the can is marked as IWM 693