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Title:THE EAST KENT REGIMENT (THE BUFFS) (sic) [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 400
Other titles:THE BRITISH REGIMENTS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: A battalion of the Buffs (East Kent Regiment) in the rear areas of the Western Front, autumn 1917.
Description: The battalion, led by its band, on a route march down a tree-lined lane. A group of the battalion officers. A party of signallers practising training exercises. The band marches up and turns in formation just in front of the camera, "playing the retreat". An out-of-focus group of "four holders of the DCM". A pan over the men of the battalion resting, one man juggles a bottle, other men play their fifes and an accordion.
Production Details: War Office Cinema Committee (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, East Kent Regiment (The Buffs) (regiment/service)
Keywords: operations, British military - routine (object name)
training, British military - specialist: signals (object name)
communications, British military - direct: semaphore (object name)
recreation, British military - casual (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: 459 ft; Running time: 8 mins
Notes: Summary: see also IWM 388 and the rest of the series
Remarks: valueless as a record of a specific battalion, consisting of a series of stockshots and uninformative captions