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Title:MR LLOYD GEORGE AND SIR SAM HUGHES REVIEW THE CANADIAN 4TH DIVISION AT BRAMSHOT [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 1062-19
Summary: The visit of the Canadian Minister of Militia and the British Secretary of State for War to Bramshot camp, 7th August 1916.
Description: The men of the division march past Lloyd George and Hughes (who is in uniform). Prominent is the division's kilted regiment, 72nd (Seaforth Highlanders of Canada) Battalion. Lloyd George delivers a speech standing up in his car, with Hughes beside him and reporters taking notes as he talks. Hughes calls for three cheers for Lloyd George and receives a spontaneous cheer himself. Hughes shakes hands with the division's officers.
Production Details: Canadian War Records Office (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Lloyd George, David (person)
Hughes, Samuel (person)
British Army, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Div 4 (regiment/service)
Canadian Army, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Div 4, Bn 72 (regiment/service)
Keywords: delegations, Canadian national - political (object name)
delegations, British Imperial - political (object name)
journalism and record, British - press: [+] (object name)
GB, England & Aldershot area, Hants <Bramshot & Witley> (geography)
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: 327 ft; Running time: 6 mins
Notes: Summary: the Times account quotes Lloyd George's speech in full
Summary: unit is Division 4, 72nd Battalion (Seaforth Highlanders of Canada); the Vancouver Highlanders
Distribution: the Sir William Jury papers in BFI Special Collections include a copy of an undated Scala Theatre programme for a show called AT THE FRONT. As prelude to THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME after the interval, the first half offered seven short subjects from other fronts and sectors, of which this film was one.
Remarks: by varying camera distance and angle, and by some inspired editing between shots, the makers of this film have done the impossible in making a marchpast look interesting - a vast improvement on the usual one-angle marchpast films of the period