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Title:WAR OFFICE OFFICIAL TOPICAL BUDGET 377-2 (fragment) [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 664b
Other titles:PICTORIAL NEWS (OFFICIAL) 377-2 (fragment) [Alternative Title]
Summary: I. Newsreel item on Armistice celebrations in Glasgow and Dublin, 11th November 1918.
II. Newsreel item on the Prince of Wales visiting Denain, France, probably 11th November 1918.
Description: In the streets of Glasgow the crowds cheer and wave Union Jacks, good naturedly jostling the camera, which is down at street level with them. In Dublin the celebrations are more restrained, consisting of parades through the street while people stand and watch.
The Prince emerges from the town church after a thanksgiving service. With him are Canadian troops who liberated the town and their commander, General Sir Arthur Currie. The Prince and Currie pose for photographers and receive bouquets from young ladies in local costume. The Prince talks with veterans of the Franco-Prussian War. The Canadian forces march off. The Canadian official still photographer, Lieutenant William Rider-Rider, can be seen at work.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Edward, Prince (Duke of Windsor) (person)
Currie, Arthur William (person)
Rider-Rider, William (person)
British Army, Canadian Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
Canadian Army, Canadian Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: celebrations, British - event-related: armistice (object name)
celebrations, Irish - event-related: armistice (object name)
delegations, British imperial - military (object name)
delegations, Canadian national - military (object name)
journalism and record, Canadian - photographer (object name)
society, French - fashion (object name)
First World War, Armistice & 11/11/1918 (event)
First World War, Armistice & (?) 11/11/1918 (event)
GB, Scotland & Glasgow, Lanark (geography)
GB, Ireland & Dublin, Co Dublin (geography)
Denain, Nord, France (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: None
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 296 ft; Running time: 5 mins
Notes: Production: see IWM 651a for production details
Subtitles: these are all negative flashframes
Technical: this fragment is currently held on the same reel as IWM 664b, the can is marked as IWM 664