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Summary: Unedited film of British forces and German prisoners in the north of the Saint Quentin sector, Western Front, early October 1918.
Description: Pan over the countryside with shelling in the far distance and British troops moving up in the middle ground, probably 1st Division front north of Saint Quentin. A village being bombarded by shells, close enough to shake the camera. British RAMC and German prisoners posed for the camera in a slit trench, after which they climb out and attend to wheeled stretchers. A British signal unit, including a carrier for homing pigeons, resting by the roadside. German prisoners help with the wounded at an advanced dressing station. A close-up of a German prisoner with a cap, receding hairline and heavy moustache, looking old and tired, joking for the camera. German prisoners help carry British wounded, four to a stretcher. British and German walking wounded, looking miserable, rest by a roadside. British GS wagons loaded with supplies in a park. Kilted troops, possibly Cameron Highlanders, crossing a road in widely spaced columns (Artillery Formation). Shells bursting in the open field ahead.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
McDowell, J B (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Div 1 (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Army Medical Corps (regiment/service)
British Army, Cameron Highlanders (regiment/service)
Keywords: combat, British - artillery bombardment [d] (object name)
combat, British - artillery bombardment [I] (object name)
medical, British military - emergency (object name)
prisoners of war, German - movement (object name)
prisoners of war, German - custody (object name)
communications, British military - message: carrier pigeon (object name)
Saint-Quentin, Aisne, France (geography)