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Other titles:PICTORIAL NEWS (OFFICIAL) 348-1 (Spanish version, fragment) [Alternative Title]
Summary: I. Spanish language version of a newsreel item on Queen Mary officially celebrating Saint George's Day at Windsor, 20th April 1918.
II. Spanish language version of a parade by women war workers through the streets of London to Saint Paul's Cathedral, April 1918.
III. Spanish language version of a newsreel item on a delegation headed by James Wilson representing US Socialist and Union groups being shown over a tank works in Britain, April 1918.
Description: The Queen in her open carriage drives down the hill from Windsor Castle (visible in the background) past an honour guard of the Coldstream Guards to where flowers are arranged on stalls on either side of the street. The Queen, still in her carriage, is presented with a bouquet.
The parade is led by a military band, followed by members of the Women's Land Army with a hay wagon. These are followed by the Women's Forestry Corps. A demonstration is given of a traction engine driving a mechanical thresher and baler, with women overseeing the machine. Members of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps file into Saint Paul's for the service. The Lord Mayor, Sir Horace Marshall, arrives.
Some of the men and women ride in a Mark V Tank with its hatches open over the test ground, then are helped out.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Mary, Queen (person)
Marshall, Horace (person)
London, Lord Mayor of (person)
Wilson, James (person)
British Army, Coldstream Guards (regiment/service)
British Army, Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (regiment/service)
Women's Land Army (regiment/service)
Women's Forestry Corps (regiment/service)
Socialist and Union Groups, United States (regiment/service)
Keywords: celebrations, British - popular: Saint George's Day (object name)
buildings, British - historic: castle (object name)
transport, British civilian - agricultural: thresher (object name)
buildings, British - religious: cathedral (object name)
delegations, United States international - informative (object name)
armour, British - tank: Tank Mark V Male (object name)
GB, England & Windsor, Berks <castle & main street> (geography)
GB, England & London, EC <Saint Paul's Cathedral> (geography)
GB, England (geography)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 218 ft; Running time: 4 mins
Notes: Date: Saint George's Day is 23rd April. The ceremony in the first item represents an official celebration
Production: see IWM 651a for production details
Summary: see also IWM 474 for the item on the women war workers and IWM 224 for the item on the US delegates
Technical: this fragment is currently held on the same reel as IWM 693a, IWM 693c, IWM 693d and IWM 693e, the can is marked as IWM 693