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Summary: I. Newsreel item on the Bishop of London dedicating two Army ambulances in Stoke Newington, North London, February 1916.
II. Newsreel item on a charity rugby match between members of the New Zealand Division and the Artists Rifles OTC at Queen's Club, West London, February 1916.
III. Newsreel item on a service at Southwark Cathedral, London, February 1916.
IV. Newsreel item on a visit by convalescent soldiers to a film studio in London, February 1916.
Description: The Bishop delivers a speech to the people of the borough, who have subscribed to pay for the two ambulances which will serve on the Western Front.
The New Zealanders, who are described as having fought at Gallipoli, file out onto the pitch first. The game is then played. The New Zealanders win by 11 points to nil.
The mayors and aldermen of the diocese, who have assembled for the special service, are shown filing out of the cathedral after the service has finished.
The soldiers are taken by car and charabanc to the studio (which is not identified). Inside, they are given a formal meal.
Production Details: Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Winnington-Ingram, A (person)
London, Bishop of (person)
British Army, Artists' Rifles (regiment/service)
British Army, New Zealand Div (regiment/service)
New Zealand Military Forces, New Zealand Div (regiment/service)
British Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: society, British - charity (object name)
recreation, British military - sport: rugby union (object name)
recreation, New Zealand military - sport: rugby union (object name)
buildings, British - religious: cathedral (object name)
religion, Christianity - ceremonial, British (object name)
medical, British military - long term (object name)
recreation, British civilian - cinema: film studio (object name)
society, British - charity (object name)
GB, England & London, N <Stoke Newington> (geography)
GB, England & London, W <Queen's Club> (geography)
GB, England & London, SE <Southwark Cathedral> (geography)
London, England, UK (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: 237 ft; Running time: 4 mins
Notes: Production: see IWM 651a for production details