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Summary: Troops going through final demobilisation procedure in Britain at the end of the First World War.
Description: The men, from various regiments, all go into a building marked "Entrance for Troops for Dispersal". They are checked off against a list, each handed their discharge papers (?) and issued with civilian clothing. They hand in their discharge papers and check out at the Pay Office where they receive their final pay or discharge bonus. One soldier from the Worcestershire Regiment (?) is shown laughing over his money and papers. They board a train at a suburban station. Shortly afterwards, another train carrying a new batch of soldiers arrives.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 181 ft; Running time: 2 mins
Notes: Title: this is taken from the shotsheet
Summary: the origins and details of the contents of this film are unknown. It is possible that it was among the last made by the MoI before its closure at the end of 1918