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Summary: Brief fragment showing Prime Minister Asquith on his visit to France, 7th September 1916.
Description: Asquith has his back to the camera throughout. He is first shown talking with British officers near Contay, then at the Royal Flying Corps base at Fienvillers watching a Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter of 70 Squadron take off.
Production Details: War Office Cinema Committee (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Asquith, Herbert Henry (person)
British Army, Royal Flying Corps, Squadron 70 (regiment/service)
Keywords: delegations, British national - state (object name)
aircraft, British - combat: Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter (object name)
Contay, Somme, France (geography)
Fienvillers, Somme, France (geography)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 23 ft; Running time: 1 min
Notes: Summary: some of the information on this film derives from MS flashframes, the date on these of "7-8-16" is a misreading of 7-9-16
Series continuity: there is no film held under the numbers IWM 716 - IWM 771 inclusive