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Other titles:THE BRITISH REGIMENTS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: A battalion of the Northamptonshire Regiment in the rear areas of the Western Front, autumn 1917.
Description: A posed group of men of the battalion sitting or lying down. A posed shot of two soldiers together. Three soldiers clean a disassembled Lewis machine gun. A company drilling, indifferently, on open ground. A platoon practises taking aim and recovering its rifles. Signallers practise semaphore drill. An NCO, leading bayonet practice, shows a group of the men how to contain a fugitive. Officers and men stand outside a battalion headquarters made up of temporary huts. Two companies march past the huts.
Production Details: War Office Cinema Committee (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Northamptonshire Regiment (regiment/service)
Keywords: operations, British military - routine (object name)
training, British military - combat: bayonet (object name)
weapons, British - smallarm: Lewis machine gun (object name)
training, British military - specialist: signals (object name)
communications, British military - direct: semaphore (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 382 ft; Running time: 6 mins
Notes: Title: this and the subtitles are flashframes
Summary: see also IWM 388 and the rest of the series
Remarks: valueless as a record of a specific battalion, consisting of stockshots and uninformative captions