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Other titles:THE BRITISH REGIMENTS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Probably a regular battalion of the Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) on the Western Front, autumn 1917.
Description: The battalion and band, with mounted officers, march along a dirt road. The men rest outside the canteen drinking tea. Others play in a river and millpond, including a friendly game of water-polo. A boxing match, in a ring, ends with a staged knockout. A posed group of men of the battalion "who have been out since 1914" with the battalion mascot dog. A further posed group of officers and men "who have gained decorations during the present war". A pair of transport horses which have been with the battalion since 1914 are awarded a silver cup for good condition.
Production Details: War Office Cinema Committee (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Kent Regiment, West Royal (regiment/service)
Keywords: operations, British military - routine (object name)
society, British military - sustenance (object name)
recreation, British military - casual: water-polo (object name)
animals, mammals: dog (mascot) (object name)
animals, mammals: horse (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: 455 ft; Running time: 8 mins
Notes: Summary: see also IWM 388 and the rest of the series
Remarks: slightly more varied than most of the films in the series, but still valueless as a record of a specific battalion