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Title:WAR OFFICE OFFICIAL TOPICAL BUDGET 368-2 (fragment) [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 308b
Other titles:PICTORIAL NEWS (OFFICIAL) 368-2 (fragment) [Alternative Title]
Summary: I. Newsreel item on an artificial hand for amputees developed in Britain, 1918.
II. Newsreel item on Lloyd George arriving in Manchester by car, 12th September 1918.
Description: A British soldier demonstrates that with his artificial right hand he can rake a garden, pick up and open a bag, light a cigarette, drink a glass of water, use a knife and fork and throw and catch a ball.
A procession, led by Lloyd George and the Lord Mayor, comes down the steps of the Council Chamber and Lloyd George gets into a car. It is raining hard. Lloyd George talks to a crowd of people, including women war workers, waiting for him. A pan over a group of convalescent soldiers in hospital blues. Then Lloyd George again on the steps of Manchester Town Hall delivering a speech, then inspecting a parade of soldiers in a wet, foggy street.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Lloyd George, David (person)
Manchester (Lord Mayor of) (person)
Keywords: medical, British military - long term: artificial hand & [+] (object name)
delegations, British national - state (object name)
buildings, British - institutional: town hall (object name)
medical, British military - long term (object name)
Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK (geography)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 153 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Production: see IWM 651a for production details
Summary: note that a Spanish language version of the second item is IWM 682
Technical: this fragment is currently held on the same reel as IWM 308a, IWM 308c and IWM 308d, the can is marked as IWM 308.