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Other titles:PICTORIAL NEWS (OFFICIAL) 352-1 (French version, fragment) [Alternative Title]
Summary: I. French language version of a newsreel item on Admiral Sims opening a baseball match between US Army and US Marine teams at Highbury football ground, London, May 1918.
II. French language version of a newsreel item on HMS Iris and HMS Daffodil after the Zeebrugge raid, May 1918.
III. French language version of a newsreel item on a wrecked Gotha bomber shot down over Britain, May 1918.
Description: The teams come out into the crowded stadium. Admiral Sims presents the ball and throws in the first ball, after which the game starts to the cheers of the crowd.
The Iris steams towards the camera into harbour. Its crew disembarks and bullet holes in the superstructure and funnel are checked. The captain, Lieutenant John D Campbell (?) is shown in portrait shot. A pan over the Daffodil coming into harbour.
The burnt-out wreckage of the plane lies beside a railway embankment, and is guarded by RAF and WRAF personnel, and by the police.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Sims, William Sowden (person)
Campbell, John D (person)
United States Navy (regiment/service)
United States Marine Corps (regiment/service)
United States Army & American Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Iris (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, DAFFODIL (HMS) (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Women's Royal Air Force, (regiment/service)
Keywords: recreation, United States military - sport: baseball (object name)
ships, British naval - cruiser: Iris & [damaged] (object name)
ships, British naval - cruiser: Daffodil (object name)
aircraft, German - combat: Gotha GV & [captured] & [wrecked] (object name)
GB, England & London, N <Highbury football ground> (geography)
GB, England (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: None
Subtitle language: French
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 186 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Production: see IWM 651a for production details
Technical: this fragment is currently held on the same reel as IWM 668a, IWM 668b and IWM 668c, the can is marked as IWM 668
Series continuity: there is no film held as IWM 669