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Title:J BATTERY, 2ND CAVALRY DIVISION, 20TH JUNE 1918 [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 246
Summary: Stock film of a Royal Horse Artillery 13-pounder battery manoeuvring at high speed, rear areas of the Western Front, 20 June 1918.
Description: The battery canters into a field and unlimbers, deploying its guns, then relimbers and canters off. The battery canters in column head-on out of the field and turns away when close to the camera. One limber comes back in the opposite direction. (Note the 'linked horseshoe' divisional badge on the limbers.) Limbered-up guns canter over a bump facing away from the camera - one gun overturns in the process and another is already lying wrecked nearby. The battery including outriders canters through and along a deep stream, throwing up a lot of spray.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 221 ft; Running time: 4 mins
Notes: Title: this is taken from the shotsheet.
Remarks: the film is intended to provide a series of spectacular stockshots, and is successful in doing so. The water sequence in particular is very impressive.