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Summary: British troops in the Arras area, behind the lines, Western Front, 30 March 1918.
Description: A very brief scene of British soldiers and French civilians walking along a street, possibly Arras. A Mk IV Female tank, with two soldiers riding on it, moving away across a field. A Highland battalion, probably 1/14th (London Scottish) Battalion, the London Regiment, digging a reserve trench in an open field. Two 13-pounder anti-aircraft guns on rail mountings firing. A marching column in shrapnel helmets and battle order, probably 56th (1st London) Division retiring out of the line at Durham Camp, Mont-St-Eloi, with a transport column of lorries passing the other way. A rear view of a 6-inch Mk VII howitzer being fired under scrim netting. A column of lorries and two buses carrying troops down a road.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Bassill, F A (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Div 56 (regiment/service)
British Army, London Regiment, Bn 1/14 (regiment/service)
British Army, Tank Corps (regiment/service)
Keywords: armour, British - tank: Tank Mark IV Female (object name)
weapons, British - gun [AA]: 13-pounder (rail mountings) (object name)
weapons, British - gun: 6-inch Mark VII (object name)
combat, British - anti-aircraft (object name)
operations, British military - movement: road (object name)
transport, British military - bus (object name)
transport, British military - truck (object name)
Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France (geography)
Mont Saint Eloi, West Flanders, Belgium (geography)