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Summary: British rough material of the Battle of Amiens, Western Front, 25th-27th August 1918.
Description: Infantry with a Lewis machine gun team moving through rubble and wreckage, possibly at Miraumont. British soldiers displaying a captured German anti-tank rifle (given by the shotsheet as Royal West Kents at Pys, but more probably New Zealanders near Grévillers). A cutting being filled with rubble and a bridge built over it by German prisoners just behind the lines at Aveluy, north of Albert. A British marching column, about a company strong, 38th (Welsh) Division (?) near Pozières. A dressing station also near Pozières with bell tents, where a line of wounded lie on stretchers on the ground. One RAMC man there gives a cup of water to a wounded German officer, and an American officer talks to some of the Germans on their stretchers. A massed crowd of several hundred German prisoners at Abbéville on 27th or 28th August milling around.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Bassill, F A (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Div 38 (regiment/service)
New Zealand Military Forces, New Zealand Division (regiment/service)
British Army, West Kent Regiment, Queen's Own Royal (regiment/service)
United States Army & American Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: prisoners of war, German - movement (object name)
weapons, British - smallarm: Lewis machine gun (object name)
weapons, German - smallarm: anti-tank rifle & [captured] (object name)
casualties, British wounded - battlefield (object name)
casualties, German wounded - battlefield (object name)
society, British military - charity (object name)
01/3(4-15).92 [1918 Amiens] (event)
Abbeville, Somme, France (geography)
Aveluy, Somme, France (geography)
Miraumont, Somme, France (geography)
Pozières, Somme, France (geography)