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Title:INSPECTION OF THE IMPERIAL CAMEL CORPS [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 6
Other titles:ON THE PALESTINE FRONT [Series Title]
Summary: Probably 3rd or 4th Battalion, Imperial Camel Corps, with its camel battery, the Hong Kong-Singapore Mountain Battery, training on the Palestine Front, early 1917.
Description: The display begins with a parade and marchpast, followed by men of the ICC setting out for a patrol in the desert and drawing river water for their camels. This is broken by sequences of horse and mule riders in the desert, and a demonstration of assembling its guns by the Hong Kong-Singapore Mountain Battery of the Indian Army, attached to the Imperial Camel Corps (this was the only camel-mounted battery equipped with 10-pounder breechloading mountain guns on active service).
Production Details: War Office Cinema Committee (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Jeapes, Harold (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Egyptian Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
British Army, Imperial Camel Corps, 3rd Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Imperial Camel Corps, 4th Battalion (regiment/service)
Indian Army, Egyptian Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
Indian Army, Hong Kong-Singapore Mountain Bty (regiment/service)
Keywords: ceremonies, British - display: parade (object name)
ceremonies, Indian - display: parade (object name)
animals, mammals: camel (object name)
weapons, British - gun: 10-pounder mountain gun & [Indian] (object name)
training, British military - specialist: camels (object name)
training, Indian military - weapons: artillery (object name)
Turkey & Palestine (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: None
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 1094 ft; Running time: 18 mins
Notes: Intertitles: these are flashframes.
Summary: see also IWM 58 and IWM 60.
Technical: most of the film appears as slightly out-of-focus.